Open Calls

A list of current open calls: Updated Monthly.

Without Walls- Bringing culture to the streets

A brand new £200,000 fund has been created to bring energy, culture and vibrancy on to the streets of Liverpool.

Following recent announcements from central Government that socially distanced live performances are now allowed, Liverpool City Council and Arts Council England are launching a £200,000 pilot project to fund performing and visual art in the streets of Liverpool.

First come, first served basis.

Apply here

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The Atkinson , Southport  

Exhibition space available to hire. The Landing is a Gallery that showcases affordable artwork from leading regional artists, with regularly changing exhibitions. 

Ongoing

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The New Emergence Art Prize 2021 offers a £500 cash prize and a permanent feature in our online gallery. We want to help underrepresented artists to gain exposure and provide financial support.

This is our third open call and during these difficult times we have decided to raise the prize to £500 and lower application fees.

The winner will be awarded a £500 cash prize and a permanent place in our online gallery. We want to keep application fees as low as possible, so entries will cost only £10 for one artwork, £15 for two and £20 for three works (fees cover admin costs & contribute to the prize fund)

Deadline for submissions: 8 February 2021 (23:59 GMT)

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Light:Space

OPEN CALL by WILD VISION COLLECTIVE. Light:Space is an opportunity to submit work as part of an exhibition that will be displayed in the windows of empty shops in the Wellington Square shopping centre and ARC, Stockton on Tees.

Deadline 13th  Feb

More info here

 

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Open call for miniature pieces of artwork inspired by ‘Restriction’

Inspired by Mail Art and by the restrictions many of us have experienced due to covid-19, new work is sought for an exhibition of miniature pieces of art which will be displayed in a set of old letter press drawers and showcased online through livestream and video. The project is led by artist Amanda Lynch in partnership with Clayhill Arts, Somerset.

deadline 14 /2/21

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Open Call for ‘The Wakes Weeks’ Mural Commission

Deco Publique is an art and culture company based by the sea in Morecambe and working in and around the North. We will be commissioning an artist to produce a mural exploring the heritage of The Wakes Week - a holiday period with a strong tradition of mill towns visiting Morecambe and other Lancashire towns, attracted by the healing powers of the sea.

We are seeking Expressions of Interest which:

  • Explore the heritage themes whilst being visually contemporary in line with our aspiration to create vibrant public space.

  • Demonstrate the artist/collectives’ experience in delivering large scale commissions and producing high-quality outcomes with cultural and artistic credibility

£4500 available budget.

Deadline 16 February 2021

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Luckies' The Chartologist. Open Call for Illustrators

 

The Chartologist™ range showcases original art by some of Luckies’ favourite illustrators. We’re looking for artists to design and create the next Chartologist poster on the theme of Culture - anything from rap stars to football, cheese to classic literature. We’re interested in your take, and your style – whether your medium is pencil, ink, print, watercolour, or digital.

You don’t have to submit a complete poster to the competition, just enough to show us what you’re going to deliver. New and/or unpublished works only. Work that has been published or used commercially elsewhere is not suitable for submission.

The successful artist/s will be offered a royalty agreement for their work, have the pleasure of seeing their name and art on a product sold globally, and will have the potential to design additional products within the Luckies brand portfolio.

Deadline: 19 February 2021

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Video Games Open Call

Calling all artists and video games lovers. Fronteer Gallery in Sheffield are hosting an exhibition of artwork inspired by video games.

Deadline 21/2/21

More info here

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N E W H A U S G A L L E R Y & KOFFERRAUM HAUS GALLERY - OPEN CALL

Open call for artists for a virtual exhibition.

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AIR Gallery Open Call for North West Graduates! Best of 2020

An opportunity for 20 talented graduates from across the North West to showcase their work.

We know many of you have not been able to have a physical degree show this year, or even have the chance to complete your final degree pieces due to the lack of access to facilities and support. We want to provide you with the chance to get your work seen in a group show at AIR Gallery in March 2021 as a way of celebrating the graduating class of 2020.

It is free to submit your work to this opportunity and you can submit up to 3 works for consideration. Ideally, we would like to receive either your degree work, a response to this year or something you've made this year that hasn't been seen physically.

​Each selected artist will receive £100 towards transportation/preparation of their work. Additional prizes are available to be won. A selection of those unselected for the physical show will be showcased in a virtual exhibition running alongside the main show.

Deadline: 28 February 2021

Apply now

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The Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Grants for visual artists or performers

The Adur & Worthing Trust Creative Commissions are offering grants of £300 – £700 to produce a new piece of work in any artform – visual arts, performance, music, film, photography, dance, digital, literature, craft and more. Your Commission must take place in Adur or Worthing, and must be completed by the end of January 2022.

Deadline 28 February 2021

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Kresen Kernow Public Art Commission

This is a call for artists interested in applying for a visual public art commission being offered by Cornwall Council for Kresen Kernow, the new archive centre in Redruth.

The commission is worth £35,000. This will cover artist fees and all expenses connected to the realisation of the project. It will run from May 2021 and will be unveiled to the public on St Piran’s Day, 5 March 2022.

Deadline 1 March 2021

Apply now

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Small House Gallery : Open Call

The Small House Gallery is a miniature art gallery in a 1:12 scaled dollshouse which is situated in a private residence in South London, (but will be moving across to a shared studio space up the road) and occasionally travels to other exhibition spaces,  galleries or studios (predominantly in London). 

Artist proposals are perpetually welcome. Please see website's OPEN CALL page for Small House Gallery dimensions before you make a proposal. https://smallhousegallery.wordpress.com/open-call

Deadline 19/03/21

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Curator Space Bursary

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CuratorSpace have adapted their artist bursary scheme to support artists in maintaining their art practice. Six bursaries of £250 will be awarded.

Deadline 31/3/21

Apply here

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