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.

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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. 


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Bury Art Museum and Sculpture Centre 

Invites submissions for The Next Thing Moving Image Award. Recent graduates of UK fine art courses and alternative art school students can enter. 10 artists get to showcase their work in the Moving Image Gallery in Winter 2020 - 2021. The overall winner will be awarded £250. We aim to discover the best moving image artists emerging from UK art schools and offer them a high quality professional development opportunity. 

Deadline 19 October 2020

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The Signature Art prize

Inspires emerging artists to dig into their portfolios and find their signature style. The Prize is open to all artists currently studying, and those who have graduated with an arts-based degree within the last 3 years. There are four categories:

• Painting

• Sculpture

• Photography & film

• Drawing & printmaking 

Deadline 1 November 2020

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Beers London: Open Call for Art

We are excited to once again launch our open-call for art across all mediums and all ages from all regions of the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for a 1 of 4 opportunities to be chosen to exhibit with us in London for two weeks between July and August 2021 for our annual Summer Marathon exhibition.

Submission fee £10

Deadline 9 November 2020​

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Open Call: Graduates of 2020

Calling all North West graduates from 2020! We want to offer you the chance to get your degree work seen! We know many of you worked really hard last year for a degree show that didnt happen. We want to pick 20 of you for a physical group show in early 2021 at AIR Gallery. Each selected artist will recieve £100 towards preparation and transport of their work and there are prizes to be won.

Deadline 20th January

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Challenge for photography on the age of COVID-19

scopio Challenge for photography on the age of COVID-19 The challenge is to create a visual narrative that is grounded on your daily life experience in this difficult moment of isolation because of the COVID-19 crises. Our interest is a contemporary photography project documenting the personal and emotional experience of life under the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, which may mean photographing one’s intimate space or immediate urban surroundings and rethinking this new reality confronting what is happening and the feelings that this situation creates on all of us.

Deadline 31 December 2020

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Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition 2021

The Royal Society of British Artists invites painters, sculptors and printmakers to submit their work for consideration to be shown in the Society’s Annual Exhibition 2021. As well as skill and draughtsmanship, they will be looking for originality and creativity.
The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, worth over £5,000,

Entry fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under)

Deadline 8 January 2021

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