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Bridging Borders Through Art:
Celebrating Kurdish Culture and Awareness
– Open Call for Artists

Deadline: 30 September 2023




We are in search of visual artists to submit their art to be showcased in an online exhibition. Artists from all mediums and countries are welcome to apply, including painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, and video artists.

CISTA ARTS is thrilled to invite both Kurdish and non-Kurdish artists residing in various parts of the world to participate in our upcoming online art exhibition. This exhibition aims to celebrate the rich and diverse artistic expressions within the Kurdish community, while also shedding light on the current Kurdish situation.

Kurdish artists, your unique experiences, heritage, and perspectives contribute to a vibrant tapestry of art. This exhibition is a platform to showcase your creativity, resilience, and the stories that have shaped your artistic journey. We welcome a wide range of mediums and themes, from traditional to contemporary, reflecting the multifaceted nature of Kurdish identity.

Non-Kurdish artists, while this exhibition primarily focuses on the current Kurdish situation, we invite you to contribute your artistic interpretations of this important theme. Your voices, creativity, and solidarity with the Kurdish community are vital in fostering a deeper understanding of the challenges and aspirations faced by Kurds today.

Our goal is to create a virtual space where artists from diverse backgrounds can connect, share their narratives, and promote cultural exchange. Together, we can bridge gaps, build understanding, and inspire unity through the power of art.

We look forward to receiving your inspiring contributions.


- Open to both Kurdish and non-Kurdish artists.

- All art forms and mediums are welcome.

- Artwork should primarily focus on the current Kurdish situation or reflect the essence of Kurdish culture, identity, or personal experiences.

- Selected artworks will be featured in our online exhibition on CISTA ARTS, a British platform dedicated to promoting diverse artistry.

Join us in this cultural celebration and contribute to raising awareness about the current Kurdish situation through your art. Let your creativity be the bridge that connects us all.


We are keen to learn about you! Please send us the following information, along with a sample of your work and an up-to-date CV:

- Contact information (full name, email, mobile)

- Details of the works (title, size, medium, year, price)

- Your artist statement/how your work relates to the theme (No more than 100 words).

- Your biography (No more than 100 words).

- Links (your website, Facebook, Instagram)

Please include the above information in a PDF file.

The sample of your work has to be up to 4 images. Please note two artworks from each artist will be exhibited.

Please send your email to and quote ‘Bridging Borders Through Art' in the subject field.

Or apply via CuratorSpace


Your work will be showcased in an online exhibition.

The exhibition will launch in 15 October 2023.

We will publish a paperback catalogue of the exhibition. It will be professionally published in the format of a book in the UK.

You will receive a certificate of participation.

Apply to this exhibition opportunity is free, if your work is accepted, there will be a £30 fee for one accepted artwork and a £50 fee for two accepted artworks. 

For more information, please get in touch with us at

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