GETXOPHOTO Open Call 2020

To the streets!


GETXOPHOTO invites visual artists from all over the world to share their vision about the theme proposed for the fourteenth edition: To The Streets!

The street has taken on a fundamental role in the contemporary global society. The public space -both physical and online- lives in constant resistance to its privatization and homogenization by trying to maintain a place where to meet, play, propose, protest and debate ideas that respond to the multiple challenges and concerns we face today. Communities displaced by key issues such as the consequences of climate emergency, local and global political conflicts, economic crisis' and identity struggles coincide in the public space. At the same time, the streets are claimed as the essential place to generate new relationships and provoke new cultural and social possibilities.

We want to explore the online and physical public space as an updated place of protest, as an area to be reclaimed by marginalised people, as a place of encounter and mutual recognition, and as a field for experimentation, play and celebration.

GETXOPHOTO is a festival which, on its 14 years of trajectory, has approached universal matters for the inhabitants of Getxo and multiple visitors to explore and reflect them through non conventional exhibitions and installations. That's why we invite artists from all over the world to participate in this open call with proposals using photography, video, installation, performance, actions, digital art or any other way of visual expression.

All those shortlisted will be published on March 9. The three winners will (if the jury finds it convenient, the number of winners may be increased) be announced on March 12 and their work will be exhibited during the Festival, which runs from September 2nd to 27th, 2020. GETXOPHOTO will assume the exhibition expenses and it will be designed under the criteria of the curator of GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival in agreement with the artists.

All the information must be uploaded in English. The entrance fee is 20€ per project.

To carry out the Call, the Festival has partnered with Picter platform.


The winners will benefit from:

The production of an exhibition at GETXOPHOTO Festival alongside recognised contemporary visual artists

Fee of 400€ as participant of the Festival

Accomodation for 2 nights during the Opening Week.

Inclusion in the Festival's programme and book

Inclusion in the Festival's communication marketing campaign

Dedicated entry on the Festival website
Being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and media

All submitting artists will be reviewed by all members of the jury.


An international jury consisting of prominent members of the profession will select the winners (3) and the shortlisted members of the Open Call. In addition to the artistic criteria, the conceptual accuracy of the project and its acceptance of the proposed theme will be taken into account. The decision of the jury is final.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The rights of the works will remain property of the author/s.

Entrants to the GETXOPHOTO Open Call 2020 submission must confirm that they are the authors and owners of the copyright to all images submitted and that their entries do not infringe the privacy rights, copyright or any other rights of any person.

The entrant guarantees that they have the explicit consent of all people who are pictured in their submitted images (the legal guardian, in the case of children) to exhibit and publish the images as described in these terms and conditions.

By participating, all selected entries may be reproduced by Begihandi / GETXOPHOTO in any of their publications, websites and social networks and/or any promotional material being referenced or credited only for promotional use (not for commercial use). 2 to 3 images from each selected entry may be released to the press to promote GETXOPHOTO Festival and used in any media before, during and after, without restriction in relation to the uses stated above. Begihandi / GETXOPHOTO and Authorised Parties will not be required to pay any additional fee or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

After the exhibition, files and images will be destroyed.