Call for Art – Prospectus

2024 Juried Dream Art Exhibition

Held in conjunction with the 2024 conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams

11:59 pm GMT, Monday, 15 APRIL 2024

Eligibility: We are accepting original artwork about or inspired by dreams.*

You do not need to be a member of IASD or a conference attendee to participate in the IASD Juried Dream Art Exhibition, and you can exhibit whether you are competing for a prize or not.

*The jurors will be open-minded about the relationship of the artwork to dream content when selecting the art pieces, so long as the work was inspired by a dream or dreams during sleep (including lucid dreams) or by shamanic dreaming. Note: an entrant can create a piece inspired by someone else’s dream.  

Media: All two-dimensional and multi-dimensional media will be considered, including painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, video, and installation art.

Artworks that are unusually large or require extensive installation may not be accepted but will be considered.

We are not able to accept performance art or entries that are strictly sound-oriented (e.g., music). However, performance artists and sound artists may consider submitting a proposal for a special event for the conference program. Note that the deadline for these submissions is 31 December 2023 at this link:

Criteria considered by the jury in reviewing entries for the exhibition will include:

  • Professional quality.
  • Relation to dreams or dreaming. See the Eligibility definition earlier.
  • Completeness and quality of supporting documents. Incomplete documentation or vague, unclear statements may disqualify an entry.
  • Quality of digital files. Out of focus, poorly composed, or difficult-to-see images will be rejected.
  • Artwork that is deemed by the jurors to be offensive, discriminatory, in bad taste, or otherwise inappropriate may be refused.

All work accepted for the show will be added to the IASD online dream art galleries, unless you specifically request that we not do so. 

Art awards: Cash awards will be offered for works chosen from among those accepted for display at the conference. In your submission form, you can indicate that you do not want your works to be considered for the awards.

  • Criteria for awards will be originality, integrity, universality, and relevance to dreams and dreaming.
  • At this exhibition, we will continue to offer a Peoples’ Choice Award to an artist selected by vote of the conference attendees. Voting is on-site only.
  • The award winners will be chosen by a special panel of judges.
  • Winners will be announced at the art reception to be held on Monday, 10 June 2024, during the IASD conference.

Entry requirements and general information

Each artist may submit up to five (5) art pieces. The entry form also allows you to upload two (2) additional detail images, total, to show detail.

General information requested on entry form:

  • Contact information
  • A biographical sketch
  • An artist statement – describe how your work is dream-related.
  • Feedback on how you heard about this exhibit. 

Information for each artwork submitted:

  • Art submission information:
    • Size of work (height x width in inches)
    • Medium or media (if mixed) used for each piece
    • Price in US dollars if for sale


  • Image requirements:
    • Files should be in JPG format only.
    • Images should display in the proper orientation, with resolution set at 72 dpi and sized to open no larger than 8” x 10”.  
    • The maximum file size is 1 megabyte per image.  
    • Each JPG file should be compressed to a maximum size of 1024 x 768 pixels (height x width) for portrait orientation, or 768 x 1024 pixels for landscape orientation at 72 dpi.
    • Image file names should include the artist’s name and an image number (e.g., Smith1, Smith1detail, Smith2).
  • Video entry requirements:
    • Include an image from each video in JPG format, conforming to the image requirements above.
    • Provide the link to where the entire video can be viewed by the judges and conference attendees (e.g., on YouTube).
    • Due to space limitations, videos can be accessible in the show on small screens only; IASD cannot provide video display equipment, so include in your statement the display device you plan to bring to the exhibition (e.g., PC, portable DVD player).

HOW TO ENTER: All works must be submitted using the Online Entry Form.

Click the button below to download a SAMPLE COPY of the Online Entry Form in Microsoft Word format. We recommend that you read the Sample Entry Form to become familiar with the information required, before going to the actual Online Entry Form.

Click the button below to go to the ACTUAL Online Entry Form and submit your works. Important: Fill in all required fields (indicated with asterisks) and press the Submit button at the end. You will immediately receive a confirmation email.

Notification of Jury’s Decision:

The jury will review all submitted works soon after the due date.

It is planned that all acceptance notifications will be sent by email by the end of April 2024.

Submission fee:

There is a NON-REFUNDABLE submission fee of $40 (€38) per artist. You must pay this fee if:

  • you are NOT registering and paying for the main conference; or
  • you are a full scholarship awardee and have registered as such.

For others submitting art, the submission fee is waived if you are registering and paying for either a single day or the whole conference. In addition, you can register using the presenter discount on the Presenter Registration Form.

Conference registration is not required for the art submission, but if you wish to register for the conference, please go to the conference main page,, and click on the Registration link.

Membership in IASD is not required but does allow you to register for the conference at a discounted rate. For membership information, check the IASD web site (

Delivery of work and liability:

If your work is accepted for the show, you will receive detailed delivery and pickup instructions. 

  • All artworks accepted for the show must be hand-delivered to the on-site exhibition space at the Rolduc Abbey between 10:00 (10 am) and 16:00 (4 pm) Central European Summer Time (CEST) on Saturday, 8 June 2024.
  • All artworks accepted for the show must be suitably framed and/or ready for display. Works on paper must be framed under glass or Plexiglas. All work must be delivered wrapped and protected for storage until hanging of the show. Unprotected works will not be accepted.
  • No substitution of selected work will be accepted.
  • All artworks will be handled by experienced personnel and the utmost care taken to guarantee the safety of the work. NOTE: The exhibition space is an open hallway area within the Abbey; the Abbey itself is secured, and IASD´s is the only conference during this period. However, neither IASD nor the Abbey will be responsible for any loss or damage to the work during installation, during the exhibition, or during dismantling of the exhibition. INSURANCE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF EACH ARTIST.

Questions? Please contact the IASD Arts Committee at this address: (Subject line: IASD Conference Art Entry Questions)                            

11:59 pm GMT, Monday, 15 APRIL 2024

Thank you for your interest in this IASD Juried Dream Art Exhibition.

We look forward to sharing with you in this creative experience.