GEMP organized Photo Compettions for a while


I’m Verena

I love getting people from all around the world together for art projects.

For many years I ran an organization called Transnational Queer Underground (TQU).

For TQU I organized several photo competitions, and #TheGalleryProject, an exhibition including the works of 47 artists from 27 countries, which I exhibited in Tallinn/Estonia, Sofia/Bulgaria, Podgorica/Montenegro, Prague/Czech Republic & Berlin/Germany.

GEMP is my newest project, and I’d love for you to get involved as well! You don’t have to be an ‘official artist’ to submit something – it’s enough that you are human and have an idea about the topic of the call.

GEMP brings together different perspectives around one topic six times a year. Below you can see the current call and submit your work.

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Looks like sunshine!

Looks like sunshine!

Sunshine! We all see the sun every day. Even if it’s not sunshine every day. She has an influence on us and everything that we see and don’t see. No matter who and where we are in this world.

Call for Submissions: Sun ☀️

Call for Submissions: Sun ☀️

Sun ☀️ We all see her every day. She has an influence on us and everything we see and don’t see. No matter who and where we are in this world. But do we actually see and acknowledge her enough? When we put on sunscreen? When we eat our food, that wouldn’t exist…


Recent Submissions

Paulo De Tarso C. V. Souza – “Boats”

Alann de Vuyst

Néstor Granda “SIN PESCADOR”

Alann de Vuyst

Maša Zia Lenárdič “Eastern Dawn” 2021

Meredith Bass “Waves” 2021

Easy as 1,2,3

How It Works

Subscribe to the newsletter

I send out 2 newsletters per month – in every odd month the newsletter includes the call and some interesting information around the topic, to get you inspired.

In every even month, the newsletters present the submissions and give you an opportunity to find out more about the artists and their work/calling.

Submit your work

You always have until the last day of every odd  month (January, March, May, July, September, November) to submit your work.

You may submit your own drawings, photos, poetry, short stories, recipes, films, or other digital formats.

Written submissions should not be longer than a thousand words. Pictures a minimum of 800px (width) but not larger than 1 MB.

Please choose a creative commons licence and include it in your submission, as well as a short bio and your name (to be displayed) and links to Social Media/Website or other forms of contact if you don’t have either.

Send your submissions via email.

Interact with Contibutors

We’re all in this together – if you see something that you like or that touches you, tell the contributor!

Let’s create the world that we want to see.

Share the artworks you like and credit the author! Buy art, join their calls, follow them on Social Media. We are all in this together – so let’s lift each other up.

Join the I'M a CREATRIX School

I AM CREATOR School - Join Now

Are you a creatrix?

Have you ever felt like you don’t quite belong? That you’re somewhat different from the rest of the people around you?

That there’s a yearning deep down, a knowing, that you are capable of more? That while you know you are talented and can achieve a lot, something is somehow still missing?

Then you are a creatrix. And it’s time to start living it.

I, too, felt this way as long as I can remember
And I didn’t know what I was missing.

I had friends, a partner, a rewarding job. I was an artist, an activist and created real change.

Yet, I also felt lonely, uncertain, sometimes hopeless and often stressed.

No matter what or how much I did, it never felt completely right or like I had arrived.

Something was always missing.