OPEN CALL | Artist Books and Photobooks with Al-Tiba9

Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art | 29-Jun-2021
Al-Tiba9 announces its first call for Artist Books and Photobooks. Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art magazine is a leading publication in the contemporary art world, distributed and collected worldwide and showcased in art fairs around Europe. With our first call for submissions for art books, we encourage artists, galleries, museums, and art institutions to submit their publications. Selected Artbooks will get the chance to distribute their art books through Al-Tiba9, both on our online bookshop and in-person booth at established art fairs.
OPEN CALL | Artist Books and Photobooks with Al-Tiba9
Al-Tiba9 Art Contemporary Art features visual artists, architects, and designers from all over the world. We welcome submissions from any of these fields, especially for publications that are innovative and forward-thinking.

The featured artists benefit from international exposure to our art network of museums, art fairs, galleries, art professionals, art dealers, collectors, and art lovers across the world. The hard books will be presented physically at one of the most influential art fairs, ARCOmadrid and ARCOlisboa, and at the Barcelona artist book fair. Additionally, the artist will benefit from a global promotion through our website, online shop, as well as our newsletter and social channels.


Selected artists get featured in Al-Tiba9 online shop and distributed internationally.
Selected artists, if meeting the requirements, can also get promoted on Al-Tiba9 corner inside ArtLibris digital and physical bookshop.
Selected artists, if meeting the requirements, can be represented by Al-Tiba9 inside artist book fairs and events.
Selected artists benefit from the international exposure in the Al-Tiba9 network.
All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
The selected books are distributed worldwide and available for purchase HERE.

Artists, galleries, museums, and art institutions are eligible to apply their publications. All techniques are welcome.
Visual Art oriented publications ONLY. Other types of publications will not be selected.
Published books ONLY. On-going projects will be rejected.
Online publications are not accepted.
Bookshops are not eligible to apply.

Applicants can submit one or many books.
Artists MUST submit the form below on our website. If you have additional material for our consideration, please send it to us by email. Additional material may include direct links to your work, CV, general artist statement, submitted works statements, and images information (title, medium, dimension, year).
Biography and statement texts should be written in English and in the third person.
Please email additional materials to with the Subject: AL-Tiba9 ARTIST'S BOOK OPEN CALL, at any time until the deadline of JULY 10th, 2021.
All applications need to be in English.
Contact details and supporting information must be provided through the same application via the FORM below. Only one application is permitted. All email applications will be rejected. The closing date and time for receipt of all proposals are July 10th, 2021 at 11:00 pm. Proposals received after this time will not be accepted.
Free submission for all applicants, A SELECTION FEE IS APPLIED TO THE SELECTED ARTISTS ONLY (depending on the selection result).

Notification will be made via email and by posting on the results page. Only selected applicants who provide a working email address will be notified via email.
Incomplete applications will be rejected.
If you are experiencing troubles with your application, please contact us at

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