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Annual Exhibition (Belfast, UK) – Call For Artists

Annual Exhibition (Belfast, UK) – Call For Artists

Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of its founding principles was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 138th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Irish arts calendar. The 138th Annual Exhibition will be on show at the Ulster Museum from 18th October 2019 to 5th January 2020.

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Deadline: 5 Jul 2019

Artists selected for this prestigious exhibition can expect to have their work viewed by audiences in excess of 90,000. The Royal Ulster Academy is supported generously by a range of sponsors offering prizes from £500 to £1,000 to artists. The exhibition is a great way for emerging artists to sell their work and gain recognition. Last year, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland bought approximately 20 works from the exhibition. The exhibition is complemented by a range of artist talks, lectures, workshops and interactive activities. A proportion of these activities are available to artist who apply under the open submission.

About Royal Ulter Academy of Arts

The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts bring together established and emerging artists. It has survived as a vibrant organisation for the past 138 years.

For more information, contact info@royalulsteracademy.org.

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2019 Visual Art Open Prize – Call For Artists

2019 Visual Art Open Prize – Call For Artists

Black Mango announces a call for artists for the 2019 Visual Art Open Prize. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector.

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Deadline: 28 Feb 2019

Cost – £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.

There are six categories: painting / mixed media / printmaking, illustration / drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artist (under 24).

The overall winner of the 2019 Visual Art Open Prize will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, and stand space at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category. The majority of applications will be published across social media platforms helping to promote artists further.

About Black Mango

Black Mango are experts in events management and experience concepts. Delivering a unique event for each guest is their raison d’être. From one goose-bump inducing surprise to the next, they create memorable experiences. Experiences designed to engage, strengthen ties, and build loyalty to you. Their goal is to make your organisation better, by developing dynamic solutions to your event challenges. Challenges as complex as concept development, communication, logistics, production, and travel organisation.

For more information, contact info@visualartopen.com.

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Handmade Edinburgh – Call for Artists

Handmade in Britain announces a call for artists for Handmade Edinburgh.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 31 Jul 2016

Set to become the leading showcase for contemporary craft in Scotland, Handmade Edinburgh 28-30 October 2016 is supported by Craft Scotland and will take place in Edinburgh’s iconic landmark and key event venue, The Hub.

Handmade Edinburgh is a three day selling event and is highly consumer orientated, offering visitors the opportunity to view, buy or commission their perfect piece and take it home with them.

Handmade Edinburgh invites applications from individual designer–makers of contemporary craft who work in the following areas: fashion, interiors, textiles, glass, jewelry, paper, furniture, stationery, metalwork, ceramics, sculpture, woodwork, and prints. Makers do not have to be Scottish or live in Scotland to apply.

This is a brand new event, the first of its kind in Scotland.

Handmade in Britain has ten years of experience organizing contemporary, high-end craft events in London and Bath. Last year saw the successful launch of our first international show, Handmade at Kew which saw over 7,500 visitors across four days. This year, we’re reaching out to more areas and adding a new event to our portfolio with Handmade Edinburgh.

For more information, contact sarah@handmadeinbritain.co.uk.

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International Postcard Show 2016 – Call for Artists

Surface Gallery invites artists from across the world to participate in The International Postcard Show.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 8 Jan 2016

All works received with a completed application form before the deadline will be accepted and exhibited as part of the show. Artworks in any medium are welcome, but must fit the postcard-sized specifications of 4×6 inches (10.5x15cm) with a maximum depth of 5mm.

UK Entries: 1 postcard = £6, 2 postcards = £11, 3 postcards = £16, 4 postcards = £21, 5 postcards = £25

International Entries: 1 postcard = £7.50, 2 postcards = £13.50, 3 postcards = £17.50, 4 postcards = £22, 5 postcards = £26
Entries are limited to 5 per person.

All submissions will be included in this vibrant and hugely popular exhibition. The International Postcard Show will feature hundreds of original creations in an array of different media by established and aspiring artists from all over the world.

All artists can choose to have their work on sale during the exhibition, and these postcards will be priced at £15, so this is a fantastic opportunity to snap up an original work of art at an affordable price. If postcards remain unsold, all participants have the opportunity to exchange their postcard with another artist, who will be randomly selected at the end of the exhibition.

We will also be awarding prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place postcards. The winners will be selected by the exhibition coordinators.

This year, for the first time ever, we will be having a people’s prize. Visitors to the exhibition will be voting for their favourite postcard which will win a free exhibition in our Loovre.

This is one of our most popular shows in the exhibitions calendar.

Surface Gallery is an independent, volunteer ran organisation.

For more information, contact info@surfacegallery.org.

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Nesta Gallery – Call for Artists

Nesta puts out an open call for art twice a year, asking creatives to apply to exhibit their work at the Nesta offices in London. A selection is made and the chosen artists are given the opportunity to exhibit for a six month period.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 31 Jul 2015

This is an opportunity for Nesta to engage with innovative new artists, bringing their work to a wider audience whilst transforming our busy networking and events space into an area that inspires our staff and our visitors.

Not only does this add to the visual amenity of Nesta but it gives budding artists a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity to a large and diverse audience.

Chosen artists will be given the opportunity to exhibit at Nesta for six months and will remain on our website. We will also put on a private viewing evening for you to invite your friends and contacts.

Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas.

We are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes.

We don’t work alone – we rely on the strength of the partnerships we form with you and with others to make change happen.

For more information, contact art@nesta.org.uk.

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