confinement chronicle

Open Call: The Confinement Chronicle


It’s April 1st 2020. You’ve likely been in confinement from anywhere between ten days to eight weeks. Where we’re based in Barcelona, today is our 20th day in lock-down. How is everyone holding up?

We are social animals and confinement and isolation are difficult to handle. For this reason, we're sending you good vibes and inspiration to be creative while in confinement. We want to virtually connect, create together, and keep on making!

FrikiFish introduces the Confinement Chronicle—an online exhibition to share our collective experiences through art.

Open Call For Submissions to an Online Exhibition

We’re offering a new opportunity for artists to reflect on the current global economic, political, and social situation through the arts. Artistic proposals can be related to the following themes:

Social distancing
Alone together
Catalyst for change
A new paradigm

Submission to the Confinement Chronicle Open Call is FREE to enter and open to artists over the age of 18 of any nationality. Visual artwork in the following mediums will be considered: photography, painting, drawing, illustration, digital art, collage, mixed media and sculpture.

Selected artists will be presented in a collective online exhibition on and with a virtual exhibition on our Instagram. Selected Barcelona-based artists based will also be invited for a feature in our online magazine and newsletter.

We are currently raising money to be able to offer modest cash prizes for 1-3 selected participants. Please get in touch if you're interested in donating.


Send submissions by May 8, 2020

How to Apply

To participate, please send between one and three pictures (JPEG files, Max size 5MB) of your artwork or collection of artworks, a few lines about the project to be used as a caption, along with your Instagram handle/website. Lastly, please write a few lines about yourself, including where you live and work.

All submissions must be sent to the following email address before 23:59 CET on May 8, 2020:

You will receive a confirmation of your received application within 48 hours.

About FrikiFish

FrikiFish is an international online art magazine and meeting place, with a special focus on artwork and creative culture in our local community in Barcelona, Spain.

FrikFish launched in 2017 as a platform to support art and creative expression of all kinds: design, photography, ceramics, painting, sculpture, installation art, performance, architecture, drawing, street art, etc.

You can learn more about FrikiFish here.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about our platform or the Confinement Chronicle Open Call.

Be well and stay safe friends!


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