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Application deadline extended to: 19 November 2023

After a hiatus of 4 years - Goa Open Arts is back with its flagship festival! Goa Open Arts was initiated in 2020 with the intention of creating a platform to celebrate the diverse creative communities resident in Goa. Our debut event in February 2020 showcased 75 artists and brought together an incredible mix of art, music, poetry, dance, workshops, food, drinks, friends and family. Our footprint has since expanded to include artist grants, community art projects, exhibitions, artist commissions and more.


With great enthusiasm we now invite artists, creators, performers, musicians, poets, writers, culinary experimenters, creative adventurers and thinkers to participate in the upcoming Goa Open Arts Festival 2024 - a celebration of the spirit of artistic freedom and experimentation. Located in the heart of Panjim, the festival promises to be a vibrant show of diverse artistic expression, attracting thousands of visitors everyday. This a unique opportunity for Goa based practitioners to showcase their art to a large and varied audience, to share a platform with established as well as new talent and engage with Goa’s creative community. 


Artists working in any medium or format are invited to submit proposals to display completed works as part of the Goa Open Arts 2024. Projects could include paintings, photography, interactive installations, poetry, craft based creations, digital art, video, film, story-telling, music, dance, performance, and anything we may not have imagined.

To apply, please submit a detailed project proposal along with images / sketches of the proposed work and an artist’s statement.



25 October: Open Call for Applications

19 November: Application Deadline

5 December: Artists informed of selection

15 January - 1 February; Announcement of selected artists

1- 8 February: Installation & Production

9 - 18 February, 2024: Goa Open Arts Festival

Eligibility and Guidelines

  • Only Goa based artists may apply to display their artworks or projects.

  • Artists of all backgrounds, disciplines, and experience levels are welcome to submit their projects. 

  • We are open to a wide range of artistic forms, including but not limited to visual arts, performance art, installation art, music, dance, multimedia, poetry and culinary arts. 

  • Projects should be original, innovative, and relevant to the festival's spirit.

  • Artists are invited to propose completed and ready-to-display projects. Goa Open Arts will allocate space and other necessities based on the project's needs.

  • If selected, artists are expected to be responsible for the transportation, production, and supervising installation and deinstallation of their work. Technical support for carpentry and electricals will be provided by the festival.

  • Sales are permitted from the Goa Open Arts festival and will be managed by the organizers. Goa Open Arts will retain a 50% commission of works sold, towards the support of future programs.

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