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Deep Trash Romance – Call For Artists

Deep Trash Romance – Call For Artists

CUNTemporary is now accepting proposals for a new episode of Deep Trash Romance, the unique multi-disciplinary exhibition and performance club night in London. This call looks at the dimensions of romance and intimacy, desire and love, and their political potential and subversive power. CUNTemporary welcomes proposals that engage with discourses of queerness, feminism, blackness, diasporic, postcolonial approaches, and related artistic frameworks.

Click here for the application / registration

Deadline: 1 Dec 2017

Deep Trash Romance is for artworks, performances, and videos to be shown on Saturday 10 February 2018 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. CUNTemporary are keen to hear from writers, artists, and academics responding to the call either in written form (theory and cross-genre) or through performative lectures. Submissions will be presented during the symposium Love, Pain, & Intimacy in Live Art. This will be hosted by the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University on Thursday 8 February 2018, with a keynote talk by Dr. Dominic Johnson. The headline guest artist for the live art night will be Nicola Hunter.

Performances and lectures will be awarded with a flat fee which should include travel costs. The fee ranges from £70-£150 which will depend on the overall project budget and number of people involved. CUNTemporary does not cover the costs of exhibiting artworks or videos. In some cases, costs can be covered for installation purposes. If your participation requires a specific type of reimbursement, include that in your application.

About Deep Trash Romance

During a time when public and private spaces are narrowing their ability to accommodate the concerns and lives of non-normative and non-binary subjects, events such as Deep Trash are crucial in bringing together a community of people interested in the themes of sexuality, gender, creativity, and politics with an intersectional and transnational approach. Deep Trash:

  • Is the only regular exhibition-cum-performance-club-night promoting queer and feminist arts from all disciplines taking place in London.
  • Remains a fundraiser night for the activities of CUNTemporary and Archivio Queer Italia.
  • Launches a specific open call before each event for a fairer artistic participation and selection. The works and artists accepted will be consistent with the intersections of feminist-queer practice.
  • Adopts an inclusive political stance with zero tolerance for discrimination of any sort.
  • Aims at showcasing the work of both emerging and established practitioners in order to create an intersectional, intergenerational, and transcultural dialogue.
  • Is especially committed to promoting performance art in order to encourage and strengthen research within current artistic discourses.
  • Provides a safe space where works of a difficult and challenging nature can be presented, documented, discussed, enjoyed, and reviewed.
  • Understands sex as an inextricable part of what we do, who we are, and where we come from. CUNTemporary supports art and politics which are organized around sex. This includes the deprivatization of sex, decriminalization of sex work, visible non-normative sexualities and non-binary gender identities, end of sexual violence, and promotion of consensual sexual practices.
  • Insists that we need more safe and inclusive spaces where people can come together to create, share, experience, discuss, affect, flirt, stimulate, challenge and, most important, empower.

For more information, contact info@cuntemporary.org.


Tomorrow’s World – Call For Artists

Tomorrow’s World – Call For Artists

Atom Gallery seeks submissions of work from artists, illustrators, and printmakers for Tomorrow’s World, a group exhibition at a London gallery. Event to be held from 8th December 2017 until 26th January 2018. Broad interpretations of the theme are welcomed including utopias, dystopias, science fiction, political prophecies, fears, hopes, and quotations.

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Deadline: 1 Dec 2017

If selected, the finished artwork must be delivered to Atom Gallery at 127 Green Lanes, London N16 9DA by 1st December 2017. Delivery and collection of the artwork is the responsibility of the artist. The gallery can arrange return postage upon receipt of adequate payment. All artworks submitted should be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition, both in the gallery and from Atom Gallery’s online shop. Artists will be asked to sign a standard artist’s agreement. They will receive 60% of the sale price of their work if sold. Where possible, we would prefer works in standard A and B sizes (A1, A2, A3, B2 etc) to enable us to frame the work easily.

The Tomorrow’s World group exhibition at Atom Gallery will be publicized through the gallery’s existing social media channels. This provides artists with online exposure to our customers and followers. This will coincide with the distribution of digital press releases about the exhibition to relevant online blogs, websites, and analogue art and design publications. If selected, artists will be asked to give permission for their name to be mentioned within this publicity and for their work to be used within any promotional publicity.

About Atom Gallery

Atom is a small, contemporary art gallery in North London which specializes in limited edition prints and printmaking. The gallery has a growing reputation for exhibiting artists. It has a loyal customer-base both online and in the real world. The gallery owners are artist-printmakers who work in a purpose-built print studio beneath the gallery space. In addition to curating several exhibitions each year, they provide a digital (giclée) print service and professional screenprint editioning service for artists.

For more information, contact rich@atomgallery.co.uk.


Art Fair 2017- Call For Artists

Art Fair 2017- Call For Artists

Art & contemporary craft fair seeks artists to take part in Art Fair 2017, a three day show in York, Yorkshire, UK, 27th – 29th.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 30 Sept 2017

Art & is looking for artists with unique, excellent quality, original artwork to apply to take part in the Art & Art Fair 2017. Selected artists will be at the show each day exhibiting and selling their own work, taking commissions, and meeting the visitors and collectors. There will be live music, workshops, interactive areas, demonstrations, installations, artist talks, cafe, and a warm and welcoming atmosphere in this lovely out of town venue.

Join 120 artists showcasing their own work and selling direct to the public. £360 upwards for three days. High quality stands are included in the price. 0% commission.

Artists have the opportunity of being promoted through the Art & social media, mailing list, and website on the run up to the show. Art & employs a professional PR company to gain press and publicity before and after the show. Artists have the chance to be featured.

About Art &

Art & is run by a small team of creatives – Victoria Robinson, Emily Stubbs, and Brendan Hesmondhalgh. They work from Sculpture Lounge Studio’s in Holmbridge, West Yorkshire where they are surrounded by practicing artists, painters, sculptors, installation artists, and ceramicists.

Art & has grown out of The Art Market which began as a way of showcasing art and contemporary craft in their local, Yorkshire town of Holmfirth. The vision with The Art Market was to create the kind of show for which they wanted to take part. They wanted to attract artists from around the country and showcase quality, original artworks in Yorkshire.

The Art & RAW Talent Award, run with the support of Arts Council England, is a mentoring programme which nurtures emerging artists by offering support in business development through expert mentoring, group workshops, financial support, and a free space at the show.

For more information, contact info@artand.co.uk.


Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 – Call For Artists

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 – Call For Artists

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 is an international award in its 10th year. It is open to all photographers and intent on discovering the best of contemporary photography.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 26 Jun 2017

The annual prize discovers talent and celebrates the best in photography. It gives image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.

Single image categories include Life, Identity, and Border. Series categories are open/no theme.

Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics.

Renaissance Photography Prize 2017 Judges 2017

  • Melissa DeWitt – Editor-in-Chief, HOTSHOE
  • Gem Fletcher – Senior Art Director, Getty Images
  • Clare Grafik – Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery
  • Marloes Krijnen – Founder and Director, FOAM, Amsterdam
  • Dewi Lewis – Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Fiona Rogers – Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos International
  • Simon Roberts – Photographer
  • Fiona Shields – Picture Editor, The Guardian and Head of Photography, Guardian News & Media

The award offers over £5,000 in prizes plus valuable professional support and mentoring. Sixty selected finalists will be exhibited in a leading Central London gallery.

All profit from entry fees is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK, a charity that supports younger women affected by the disease. Currently, one third of the Lavender Trust’s annual funding comes from the Renaissance Photography Prize.

About Renaissance Photography Prize

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. It was founded in 2007 by Fiona Gifford following her diagnosis with breast cancer at the age of 34. Since then it has raised over £250,000 for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care.

For more information, contact info@renaissancephotography.org.


Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists

Tatana Kellner Artist Residency – Call For Artists

Women’s Studio Workshop (WSW) announces a call for artists for the Tatana Kellner Artist Residency: Mapping Our Lives in These Dystopian Times, a six day intensive and inspiring studio experience.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 15 Apr 2017

Take a cue from the residency location in Scotland, spend the week mapping new work in response to the immediate environment. Inspiration will be both the natural and the social world surrounding us. Through a series of guided exercises, examine the path taken by artists navigating in the contemporary world. Combine printmaking, drawing, photography, text, and collage techniques. Students will create a series of individual but related works or a one-of-a-kind artist’s book. Basic bookbinding concepts and binding techniques will be covered.

Tatana Kellner, WSW’s founding Artistic Director, has been printing, assembling images, and making artists’ books for over 35 years. Susan Fateh, our international program coordinator, has found excellent studios at the Findhorn Foundation. Stay in lovely guesthouses a short walk from the spacious studios. Findhorn is an intentional eco-community, one of the first in the world and was a model for the Omega Institute.

Work in Findhorn’s Moray Art Centre which features bright, airy, and spacious studios. Each student will have a large work table for spreading out as they work. Lunch will be served in the lounge area of the Art Centre. Vegan, vegetarian, and/or gluten free dinners will be served in a private dining room within the Findhorn campus.

About Women’s Studio Workshop

Women’s Studio Workshop envisions a society where women’s visual art is integral to the cultural mainstream and permanently recorded in history. Their mission is to operate and maintain an artists’ workspace which encourages the voice and vision of individual women artists; provides professional opportunities for artists at various stages of their careers; and promotes programs designed to stimulate public involvement, awareness, and support for the visual arts.

Women’s Studio Workshop maintains facilities for etching, letterpress, papermaking, book arts, silkscreen, 3D work, ceramics, and photography. Studios are housed in an historic building located in the foothills of the Hudson Valley’s Shawangunk Mountains. The studios are extensively equipped and well-maintained. Artists can take workshops, rent the studios, or schedule private instruction. Women-identified visual artists may apply for artist residencies.

For more information, contact info@wsworkshop.org.


2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists

2017 Lumen Prize – Call For Artists

Now welcoming submissions, The 2017 Lumen Prize is an international award that celebrates artists working with digital technology.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 1 Jun 2017

Now in its 6th year, The Lumen Prize has awarded over $40,000 in prize money. It has staged over 30 exhibitions worldwide in cities including New York, Shanghai, Amsterdam, and Athens.

The competition offers a prize fund of $10,500 plus inclusion in Lumen’s annual programme of exhibitions and events. These take place globally for shortlisted and winning artists.

The 2017 Jury Panel includes:

  • Doug Dodds (Senior Curator, Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
  • Foteini Aravani (Digital Curator, Museum of London)
  • Michael Takeo Magruder (2015 Lumen Prize category winner)
  • Tessa Jackson (independent curator and consultant)
  • Weiwei Wang (Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Shanghai), and
  • Bruce Wands (Chair Emeritus, School of Visual Arts, New York).

The Longlist will be determined by the International Selectors’ Committee co-chaired by Irini Papadimitriou (V&A and Watermans) and Janice Lane (National Museum Wales). This year’s ISC, made up of curators, gallerists, and academics, includes Carla Gannis (artist and digital professor at Pratt Institute, NY), Kelani Nichole (TRANSFER Gallery), Alessio de Vecchi (artist), and Scott Draves (artist).

Please note, there is an administration fee of $45. This covers two entries and all fees go directly to the prize fund.

Key info:

  • You must select a category to enter from: Moving Image, Still, Web-based, 3D/Sculpture, Interactive, VR/AR, Student
  • The Student Prize is only valid for still and moving image
  • Digitized versions of traditional artworks will not be accepted
  • The Longlist will be announced on July 11th in association with V&A Digital Futures

Shortlisted and category winning artists will be included in the 2017 Lumen Prize global tour which takes place worldwide. Category winners will also receive a cash prize.

2017 Lumen Prize awards are:

  • Gold Award ($3000)
  • Moving Image ($1000)
  • Still Image ($1000)
  • AR/VR ($1000)
  • 3D/Sculpture ($1000)
  • Interactive ($1000)
  • Web-based ($1000)
  • Founder’s Award ($750)
  • Meural Student Prize ($500)
  • People’s Choice Award ($250)

About the Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize, the pre-eminent global award and tour for digital art, is a not-for-profit dedicated to supporting artists working with technology.

In 2016, the competition attracted entries from more than 50 counties. The 2016 Gold Award was presented to the Italian duo Fabio Giampietro and Alessio de Vecchi for their virtual reality masterpiece ‘Hyperplanes of Simultaneity.’

Previous shortlisted artists and recipients of The Lumen Prize have gone on to achieve success around the world including the British artist Andy Lomas, whose 2014 winning work Cellular Forms is now in the collection of the V&A; Alexandra Handal, winner of the 2014 People’s Choice Gold Award, whose web-based Dream Homes Property Consultants was recently acquired by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denmark; and Michael Takeo Magurder, recipient of the 2015 Immersive Environments Award for A New Jerusalem, who is currently artist-in-residence at The British Library.

For more information, contact info@lumenprize.com.


Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective – Call For Artists

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective – Call For Artists

Deco Publique announces a call for artists for Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective featuring fiercely independent designer makers, street food vendors, vintage traders, and performers.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 13 May 2017

British Style Collective, presented by Clothes Show, is set to draw over 50,000 people to the city. It is set across five of Liverpool’s most iconic locations and will to take-over the city from the 7 – 9 July 2017 for the fashion and beauty event of the year.

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective will be the free fringe event to the British Style Collective ticketed weekend experience. Festival goers and shoppers will be directed to the Albert Dock through way finding, city maps, and marketing promotions as part of the larger Style Collective weekend.

The event is targeting a young audience who are interested in cool and contemporary shopping experiences.

There will be an outside makers market with contemporary makers selling their handmade goods – printed, painted, stitched, knitted, soldered or moulded. Deco Publique is interested in all mediums that present the best of modern craftmanship and style.

Fine Tuned @ British Style Collective designers:

  • Sell products alongside cool and contemporary designers.
  • Get involved in the British Style collective event that will gain national media attention.
  • Network with other creatives.

Deco Publique is an organisation creatively producing highly aesthetic and quality cultural festivals across the North West such as Vintage by the Sea and The National Festival of Making. They work alongside leading design figures such as Wayne Hemingway and Patrick Grant. They garner significant media involvement with the BBC and leading news sources. Events focus on promoting creativity and encouraging those who do not feel creative to get involved with the arts. Other projects are artistic commissions in regeneration areas, workshops, and activities that develop community spirit.

For more information, contact alex.decopublique@gmail.com.


Snowdogs: Tails in Wales – Call For Artists

Snowdogs: Tails in Wales – Call For Artists

Tŷ Hafan are bringing an exciting mass participation sculpture trail, Snowdogs: Tails in Wales, to the Cardiff area in Autumn 2017. They are inviting submissions for prospective designs for their pack of 1.5m Snowdogs.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 28 Apr 2017

Snowdogs: Tails in Wales aims to promote the social, cultural, and economic value of art by commissioning artists to create unique designs to be enjoyed by the whole community, with sponsorship from local businesses. This is a unique opportunity for artists to use their creative skills to raise money for Tŷ Hafan so they can continue to support children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families.

Artwork will be showcased to an audience of artists, businesses, and the wider Cardiff community. Additionally, commissions are available for those that submit early applications.

About Tŷ Hafan

Tŷ Hafan is one of the UK’s leading paediatric palliative care charities. It offers the only children’s hospice service in south Wales. Although the hospice is based in Sully, the dedicated team offers comfort, care, and support to life-limited children, young people, and their families throughout Wales so they can make the most of the time they have left together. Tŷ Hafan allows parents and carers to relax and recharge their batteries during short breaks at the hospice. Demands of 24/7 care are met by our staff. They make sure the needs of brothers and sisters are never forgotten. They provide services such as family support, complementary therapy, music therapy, and outreach play in the hospice and family home. Tŷ Hafan provides support to the whole family almost anywhere, whether it is at the hospice, home, or hospital.

For more information, contact sarah@eventful-events.co.uk.


International Video Art Exhibition – Call For Artists

Transitional States announces a call for artists for the international video art exhibition, Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Mar 2017

Hormones play an immense role in every single human being’s life. Even before we are born, hormones are at work. They affect us in our mother’s womb and, as we get older, regulate our moods, sleeping patterns, and growth. Once we hit puberty we are practically at the mercy of our hormones. They dictate our sexual development and impact our emotional and, in many ways, psychological development. As we grow older, they affect our fertility, especially for women. Yet for playing such a critical role throughout our lives, few people stop to consider the importance of hormones.

With the introduction of artificial hormones in the 1930s, medical scientists sought to identify and employ hormones in new ways. Since then, hormone treatments have affected the lives of millions of people. They are used in a variety of ways throughout contemporary society: contraceptive pills use hormones to prevent pregnancy; transgender people use hormones to express themselves more freely; thyroid disorders are now treatable; and, controversially, athletes are increasingly using hormones to enhance their performance.

About the international video art exhibition

Working with a range of stakeholders, Transitional States is developing an international video art exhibition entitled ‘Transitional States: Hormones at the Crossroads of Art and Science.’  The public engagement programme aims to raise awareness of the central role hormones play in our lives and how medical research has employed them in contradictory ways.

Transitional States is inviting artists to submit existing work or to create new videos or performances for video that explore hormones, medical technologies, sexuality, and gender and body modifications. They are particularly interested in the relations and interactions between hormones and transsexuality, non-binary genders, intersexuality, physical alterations, birth control, fertility, menopause, sexology, and performance enhancement to boost both athletic and sexual performances.

Jury members for this international video art exhibition, Lois Keidan, Laura Leuzzi, Carlos Motta. and Issey Osman, will select up to ten works for the exhibition which will be curated by the arts organisation, Arts Feminism Queer.

International video art exhibition artist benefits

Each artist will receive a fee of £100 for screening their work and will be invited to take part in the launch of the video installation in London. Where possible, we will contribute to travel costs and cover accommodation expenses for video authors.

Artists will gain international exposure by having the chance to see their work exhibited in several countries. The exhibition travels from Project Space Plus at the University of Lincoln in February 2018 (UK) to Peltz Gallery at Birkbeck University, London in May 2018 (UK). Then, it travels to Bologna (IT) and Barcelona (ESP) at the end of 2018. The exhibition will remain 15-35 days in each city, in which three public debates will supplement the exhibition. Furthermore, the artists’ work will be published in a full colour catalogue, which will include the topics discussed in the programmes.

Transitional States’ focus is on exploring the crossovers between art and science. They explore current issues at the forefront of different fields of research.

For more information, contact infotransitionalstates@gmail.com.

International Video Art Exhibition - Call For Artists


ASCUS Atopic Art Micro-Residency – Call For Artists

ASCUS Art & Science announces a call for artists for the Atopic Art Micro-Residency, a unique opportunity for eczema based art-science micro-residency and commission with Prof. Sara Brown, at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Dec 2016

In May 2015, Sara became the first UK dermatologist to be awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. In partnership with Sara, we are now pleased to announce our new micro-residency opportunity for two artists to spend time exploring creative and collaborative practice within the context of current eczema research. We are offering two artists the opportunity for an eczema based art-science residency and commission between Jan – Apr 2017. We actively encourage a collaborative, discursive, and open approach not only with the researchers but also with each other. Participating artists are being asked to produce new work at the end of the residency which responds to this specific working context.

Disciplines accepted include multimedia, crafts, dance, design, film/TV, visual arts, digital, sound/music, performance, and storytelling.

Dates of Atopic Art Micro-Residency: Jan – Apr 2017 (part-time)


  • Brown Lab (skin genetic research laboratory, University of Dundee)
  • Eczema Clinics (within Ninewells Hospital, Dundee)
  • Eczema Outreach Scotland members events (Scotland wide)

Benefits include:

  • One place for an emerging/early career artist (1-5 yrs experience)
  • One place for an established artist (5 yrs + experience)
  • Emerging artist: £2,614 (1-2 days per week over 3 months)
  • Established artist: £3,844 (1-2 days per week over 3 months)
  • Materials budget: Up to £1,000 per artist
  • Travel: Travel budget available (this will be worked out based on individual circumstances)

Twenty days of this contracted time will be allocated to the selected artist to be resident at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School where the artists will have their own desk space for the duration of the residency. An additional ten days are for production time and time to resolve the final work in preparation for the first exhibition from the residency at LifeSpace, Dundee. These can be spent either on or off site depending on the artists practice and work space required.

ASCUS Art & Science is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences. We work with researchers, artists, partners, and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement with both fields. Based in Summerhall, we run events and workshops, curate exhibitions, commission work, runs artist residencies, and much more.

For more information, contact walsh@ascus.org.uk.

ASCUS Atopic Art Micro-Residency


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