Collaboration Call

The 20's take 2


In collaboration with and Christine X Gallery

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The Brief

What a contrast! As we turn the corner to embrace the new 20s, looking back at a previous era of jazz, parties and celebration, we dream about getting together, long for moments of community and we miss each other. Artz ID is launching its first official open call to attempt to redefine the current status quo of isolation and distancing, and look to the 1920’s as a source of uplifting inspiration. For this online exhibition, ARTZ ID is looking for artworks celebrating notions of community, human interaction and the act of living.  The 1920’s, also known as the ‘roaring twenties’,  was a decade marked by stark contrasts – the Great War had just ended, peace had returned, and with it prosperity – although another war would break out not too far ahead.

Fast forward to now, we are facing uncertain times and we are also unable to plan for the future, not knowing exactly what it holds. Yet we make the most out of the present moment. Therefore, we look to artists to use their qualities to transport us to ideal places and give us a visual yet virtual escape. We wish for you to use your current or immediate observations, and think about what the future could look like. Superimpose your friends and family into your currently unoccupied living room, bring a city to your kitchen or anything else that breaks your current confinement. We want to dream with you. 

This is an #InternationalOpencall for artist submissions to ARTZ ID’s first virtual exhibition. It will be a showcase of 10 artists celebrating the promises and dreams of the new now through art. This call for submissions offers a unique opportunity to artists, photographers, digital artists, illustrators and more  to have their work exhibited in a state of the art 30-day online exhibition provided by . In addition to this, works will be made available to purchase online from Christine X Gallery’s online shop. *

What are we looking for?

  • Artists’ location: Worldwide
  • Artistic level should be of high standards, from up and coming artists to established
  • Must submit wall hanging artwork
  • Represent notions of community and celebrate culture through the artwork in a positive manner
  • Consideration to the current world crisis
  • Judging will be based on a single image and not the series of images
  • Strong story behind the image

Selection procedure

  • 10 artists will be chosen with selected works by our judges
  • 1 work per artist will be selected for the exhibition
  • Our judges will go through all submissions and select the work which fits in the narrative of the exhibition and criteria we are looking for

Prize Summary

  • A state of the art-30 day online exhibition, powered by Emperia London
  • Works will be available to purchase online from Christine X gallery online shop
  • Feature on Art
  • Feature on ARTZ ID blog and all social media platforms
  • One artist will be selected and given a free solo exhibition space to exhibit in a gallery in Malta
  • Selected images will be seen by international audience of media, gallery, collectors and more 
  • Artist will automatically be considered for any upcoming curatorial projects, not limited to publications and exhibitions


  • The image of the artwork will be linked both to the artists website or Artz id profile as well as to Christine X gallery online store
  • Selected applicants will create an Artz id profile and become members to our ever growing visual arts community
  • 30%  gallery commission will apply only  if any works are purchased online through Christine X gallery store
  • High res images of works must be provided by selected applicant for the VR exhibition 
  • ARTZ ID reserves the right to use images of the works for social media promotional and marketing purposes
  •  Artist retains the sole copyright for the images
  • All display images will be credited with their creator’s name


11pm on February 15th, 2021

Hit the apply button below to fill in your application. Do you have any other questions? Then drop an email to [email protected].

Meet the Judges

This call is in collaboration with

This exhibition is financed by I AM LTD a project partially supported by Arts Council Malta through the Creative Industries Platform Fund.