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Artrvl mobile App Design & Programming Open Call

Artrvl is a platform that host international open call of meaningful art projects and festivals for communities. Now it’s our turn to host a project of our own!

Who is Artrvler? Traveling artists from all over the world who are highly skilled, appreciate different culture, and love to contribute to communities.

We’re calling programmers from all over the world to work solo or team up with artists/designers to design and program the mobile App for Artrvl. Regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identification, military status, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability.

No fee to enter the submissions, download Application Form, submit HERE
Got Questions? Please contact Luanna Li through Telegram, WhatsApp or 


  • One team will be chosen by a panel of Artrvl staffs and Artrvlers, you will receive $8,000 USD in cash for the MVP stage.
  • You will continue to work with Artrvl to develop future features.
  • The selected App will become the official Artrvl App.
  • The selected team’s name will be forever on Artrvl’s App credits 


  • The purpose of the App is to be able to host numerous Art Projects Open calls, Artrvlers (traveling artists) can communicate with each other, with Art Hosts, as well as apply for projects.
  • App need to be started from scratch, with native or hybrid development.
  • App’s core functionality:
    Artists apply for our projects. Apply with a new proposal which include uploading images of their sketch, images of previous artworks, description of their inspiration, fastest way to contact them, social media handle, their team mates.
  • What problems do Artrvl App solve?
    Easy to host international art projects/Festival open call,
    easy to receive art submissions from international artists,
    easy for artrvlers to find other artrvlers through filters and in-app messaging to collaborate.
  • Who use the App?
    90% Artrvlers (traveling artists who want to contribute their art to larger communities in different countries),
    10% Art Hosts (key personals who’d like to commission art for a great social cause)
  • What is the added value compared to a mobile website?
    The App enables users to get notifications instantly and take action, make each steps of the project happen faster and more self-efficient. It should be action-oriented.
    Our previous website were more static, it made us use a lot of unnecessary men power or use a third party app to contact artists.
  • Which business goals will it help Artrvl achieve?
    Transform the world, one city at a time.
    Bring more appreciation, positive and meaningful changes to communities through international art.
    Give emerging artists from all over the world more equal opportunities.
  • Other functionality to consider:
    ensure security measures of the app

    artists should sign up with their nationality and location, avatar photo, upload 3 minimal artworks to finish their account setup.
    We give different users different level of authorization to use certain functions. Such as: only artists can contact each other through in-app messaging with nationality or location filter; hosts write us the request of project Open call, budget, fastest way to contact them.
    we post the project Open Call after interviewing hosts, project open call include project briefing, photos and videos, offers, and call to action (Apply).
    we can make the artworks submission private or open to public to view.
    audiences can up-vote for the submitted artworks which are open to public.
    we are able to access backend data, app store optimization though developer account.
    help users
    use API of instagram, etc.
    we can publish articles - stories of finished art projects/festivals
  • Final Technical delivery Requirements:
    Native development
    Can be downloaded in both IOS and Android App store
  • Submission stage Requirements:
    App UI/UX design
    Interactive Prototype
  • You may submit up to 3 versions, you may team up with 3 different artists/designers.
  • Inspiration: Think the Artrvl App as if you will submit your work through it, how would you like to access Artrvl App to find a talent from a specific country as partner to work with, submit your final work through the App and get chosen. Tell us about your creative process, your partner, and the best way to contact each one of you. Send it with your submission.

Don’t forget to share your work across social media! We can’t wait to see your design/engineering…

  1. Please use the following hashtags: 
  2. Please tag Artrvl handles:
    Weibo: @Artrvl
    Twitter: @Artrvl

    Facebook: @Artrvler
    Instagram: @Artrvler


  • Upon selection, all of your team members will be required to sign a License Agreement and provide bank account information in order to be paid. We will pay your incentive by bank transfer or PayPal. Please note that submissions can be used by you for personal, non-commercial and portfolio use only.
  • If chosen, you will be asked to modify your work to fit MVP deploy requirements.
  • During the Selection Period, Artrvl will reach out to those being shortlisted. You must respond to Artrvl within forty-eight (48) hours or otherwise you will forfeit all incentives. For the verification, you will be asked to provide the original files of your work and a scan of your ID.
  • We encourage each team to research the previous projects Artrvl has done, ask us questions anytime!

    Check what we have developed previously.

    Artrvl Youtube Channel
    Artrvl introduction PDF in English
    Artrvl branding guideline PDF
    Fonts for Artrvl App
    Artrvl Facebook Page



The criteria for final selection will include, but are not limited to:

1. Your understanding of Artrvl’s value, purpose and end users.
2. Design aesthetics.
3. Clearly demonstrated user journey and effortlessness of the App design.
4. Votes from Artrvlers.


  •  Launch: Jan 25th, 2023 at 12:00 PM (Portugal time, same below)
  •  Submission Deadline: March 10th, 2023 at 12:00 PM
  •  Team Selected: On/around March 30th, 2023 at 12:00 PM
  •  Coding or No-code development and Testing (User Experience, Functional testing, performance testing, Security testing, Device & Platform testing): Till May 10th, 2023 at 12:00PM
  •  App Deploy: On/around May 30th, 2023 at 12:00PM

Please download Application Formsubmit HERE
Got Questions? Please contact Luanna Li through TelegramWhatsApp or WeChat