You will have noticed that what makes us different from other call for entry websites, is that we are selective. There are several reasons for this, the first being that the founder of Staam up is an artist himself, and particularly mindful of the respect that events owe to artists. We also believe that an artistic event worthy of that name, does not simply mean hanging paintings on four walls. Which is why we require organisers to send us information about their event (exact location, names of jury members, legal protection of artists’ rights, etc.).

At Staam up, we favour quality over quantity.

Yes, for one simple reason – by refusing them it would come to "boycotting" calls for entries, which are opportunities for artists to exhibit and make themselves known. It is not our intention to prevent organizers from offering open calls, nor to prevent artists from applying for events that interest them. 

However we hope that organizers who charge admission fees will give a chance as many artists as possible by asking a reasonable amount.

We only decline calls for entries whose entry fees increase with the number of works submitted .


Plastic artists! Whatever their level, from beginner to experienced.

That being said, you may be wondering what exactly we mean by “plastic artists”. It includes artists who specialise in painting, collage, sculpture, photography, mixed media, installations, or drawing.

In other words - plastic artists, whatever their level of experience, origin, gender, religion, skin colour, favourite dish, height, preferred sleeping position…

Each and every plastic artist is welcome on Staam up!

No, we designed Staam up to make it easier to publish, search for, and apply to calls for entries across Europe and the world. It is not an online gallery. 

We do, however, have an art dealer on our team, whose work at Staam up consists in finding artwork (maybe yours), that seems particularly worthy of interest, and to buy it directly from the artist, for both our pleasure and the collectors who trust us.

We have devised the best possible ways to meet organisers’ needs. Which is you! Publishing your call for entries on Staam up means  : 

- massive visibility, perfected by our developers and marketing team: your calls for entries are seen by hundreds of artists, but also artists who are a perfect fit for your event.-

- features developed especially for youFor example, you can measure the impact of your ad, find out how many artists have seen it, clicked on it and applied. You can also communicate directly with our team or any artist via the internal messaging system…

All your event applications processed together : we take care of gathering the applications, files and everything needed for your event to run smoothly. All you have to think about is the organisation itself, we’ll handle the back office.

As a new customer, you benefit from a free trial for the publication of your first call for applications, based on our Comfort Formula (except Staam up fee : 9% of entry fees, if any, that we collect for you).

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Du 06/05/2021 au 10/05/2021

THE SM'ART!... It is ARTY, an avant-garde and innovative artistic meeting, it is also a talent finder, which welcomes every year 200 artists and 25 galleries, but also 25.000 visitors, collectors, art lovers, curious people who let themselves be charmed by unique artworks.

For Aix-en-Provence and its region, "LE SM'ART" is a flagship with its 25,000 visitors and their strong purchasing power potential.
A "top of the range" clientele rich in culture, knowledge and sensitivity to art...to its plethora of collectors, art lovers and beautiful creations...The show's collectors will be attentive to your personality through your creations.

The exhibition’s concept: 5 days dedicated to contemporary art, on 12,000m2 in the heart of the city centre, in an emblematic place of the City of Aix-en-Provence, the Parc Jourdan. A huge open-air gallery where selected exhibitors will present the latest contemporary creations in their stands. The SM'ART remains an open-air fortress for the defence of contemporary lʼart.

A meeting place for contemporary art professionals, visual artists, painters, sculptors, photographers, designers, craftsmen and vintage and for 20 French and international art galleries, it serves to highlight and promote  emerging or recognized artists, and the galleries exhibiting their artists.

A huge ephemeral gallery punctuated by astonishing new works.

Sm'art is supported by the City of Aix-en-Provence, the CPA and its partners; also supported by Aix companies, nearly 400 entrepreneurs are invited on the evening of the Vernissage to enter the exciting world of contemporary art. The moment for you to make a lot of contacts.

Sm'art is above all a certain idea of ACCESS TO ART

To discover today's and tomorrow's talents, to marvel, to meet, to share, to let each other 

overwhelmed by the diversity of creation in all its forms. There are no longer many places where these exchanges and encounters are spontaneous, diverse and colourful. Art lovers represent an important incubator of contemporary collectors in our region. Beyond the amazing artists expected this year, LE SM'ART keeps on opening to alternative events.

Finding the path of all possible

Let’s continue to keep alive the cultural momentum that radiate our land.This means relying on the belief that art and creation are federating spaces for emotion and reflection, as extraordinary as they are precious for living together in a world where withdrawal has taken over...

WARNING: SELECTIONS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS (who can justify registration with their country's tax authorities)