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.
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.
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Cynthia Corbett Gallery announces a call for artists for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019, seeking artists who show originality, skill, and imagination in response to the art of the past.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
This renowned, innovative and high-profile Prize recognizes how contemporary artists embrace the art of the past. More recently, the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize was developed to celebrate excellence in contemporary ceramics. Young Masters tours continuously throughout the year. It offers a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history.
The Young Masters Art Prize 2019 panel will include critic Godfrey Barker, art historian Jean Wainwright and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library and Managing Director of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), Lady Harriet Bridgeman, CBE.
The judging panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize comprises collector Preston Fitzgerald; ceramics patron Maylis Grand; Director of New Art Centre – Roche Court, Stephen Feeke; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells; and founder of Cultural Agenda, Davina Weir-Willats.
Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits
The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London from 30 September to 5 October at La Galleria, Pall Mall. The winners will be announced at a prestigious presentation event on 1 October 2019.
Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Awards:
- Winner’s Prize of £1,500
- Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)
Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Awards:
- Winner’s Prize of £1,000, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
- Highly Commended Award of £500, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
Emerging Woman Artist Award:
£1,000, generously sponsored by Dr Chris Blatchley, along with mentoring, career advice and inclusion in an upcoming Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery
People’s Choice Award:
£500, Sponsored by Brownhill Insurance
About Cynthia Corbett Gallery
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists. It is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The gallery works with a number of mid-career American, British, and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions.
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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.
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.
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Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery and the Kent Medway National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) Partnership are seeking to commission a new digital artwork to be accessioned as a permanent artifact within their collections. This ambitious new commission will respond to the NPO partners’ museums and their contents as well as address broader themes of collecting and exhibiting physical and digital artworks within a museum context.
Deadline: 7 Feb 2019
The Kent Medway NPO Partnership is a consortium of four museums (The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Canterbury Museums and Galleries, Guildhall Museum Rochester and Tunbridge Wells Museum and Gallery) funded by Arts Council England (ACE) as a National Portfolio Organisation to work together to deliver excellence in the use of collections and to inspire learning, creativity, and wellbeing to existing and new audiences in their communities.
New Digital Artwork Artist Benefits
This commission is for the value of £15,000 (inclusive of VAT). This amount is to cover artists’ fees; research, development, and expenses; all digital and physical production costs, services, and hardware and software; and transport and installation.
Payment will be made in 4 equal installments:
- on the award of the commission,
- developed design,
- production, and
- delivery of the work.
About Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery
Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery houses 60,000 objects. It shares the special story of the Borough through fantastic collections of local history, natural history, Tunbridge ware, costume and textiles, toys and games, photography, folk art, and fine art. The story of Kent’s spa town is featured throughout the collection, highlighting stories from the decadence of the manor house to the Spartan lifestyle of the humble hop-picker. With support from Heritage Lottery Fund, Arts Council England, Kent County Council, and Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the museum, library, art gallery, and adjacent Adult Education Centre are currently closed to be redeveloped into a new cultural and learning hub set to open in 2021.
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Announcing a call for artists for the Visual Art Open Prize 2019. The primary goal of the awards is to reveal and promote artists who have yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world. There are six categories: painting/mixed media/printmaking, illustration/drawing, sculpture, photography, digital, and young artists (under 24).
Deadline: 12 Dec 2018
£15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.
Artists who apply on or before December 12th 2018 will receive guaranteed social media coverage across the Visual Art Open’s channels, a feature in our newsletter, and feedback on entries from our expert panel of judges.
The overall winner of the Visual Art Open Prize 2019 will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, commercial mentoring package, an exclusive solo show, and an exhibition at Chester Art Fair 2020. £250.00 will be awarded for each winning category.
About the Visual Art Open
The Visual Art Open is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide a platform for artists within the contemporary art world.
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Artrooms Fair announces a call for artists for Artrooms Fair London with an extended deadline. The Fair will run from the 11th to the 13th January 2019 at iconic Meliã White House Hotel, Albany St, London NW1 3UP near Regent’s Park in London. Artrooms is an international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists.
Deadline: 31 Jul 2018
Room/Video Art Application: Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed into their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries. Application fee is £20.
The Single Work Application: Artists submit one application for one work and, if selected, will not be required to attend the fair. It is a great opportunity for all artists who express their interest in Artrooms Fair but experience difficulties in covering transport and accommodation expenses on top of the shipment and/or getting a travel VISA. Application fee is £50.
Selected artists for Artrooms Fair London, chosen by a prestigious selection committee, will be announced in September 2018.
About Artrooms Fair
Artrooms Fair’s mission is to exhibit artworks in an intimate surrounding. It shortens the distance between artists, curators, and visitors away from the daunting walls of the white cube ideology of the gallery space. After four editions, the fair has become the largest event for independent artists in the UK. It is one of the most talked about in the UK art’s calendar, receiving approximately 1,700 applications and showcasing more than 1,000 art works. Artrooms Fair has been receiving applications from 65 countries worldwide. Artrooms’ most innovative concept is to reconnect artists and galleries. It turns the fair into a hunting ground for scouting international trends. Since the last edition, the fair has engaged galleries launching a new affiliation programme. Artrooms has became not just an innovative fair for art buyers but also a place where enthusiastic visitors can approach art for the first time and enter the artist’s universe.
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The Portico Library announces an artist/curator opportunity for a research residency and exhibition, Sharing the Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage. The Library particularly welcomes artists with an enthusiasm for interpreting historical material.
Deadline: 13 May 2018
In March 2018 the library was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to catalogue its archive and promote its findings through an exhibition entitled ‘Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage.’ The Library is inviting artists and curators to collaborate on a research project to emphasize the collection’s 21st-century context and relevance. The exhibition, launching in December 2018 and supported by The Zochonis Charitable Trust, will feature significant discoveries and provide an informative visual presentation of the archiving process itself.
Applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful similar projects. They must provide examples of original, distinctive work. The Library aims to promote a wide variety of voices and perspectives.
Sharing The Portico Library’s Hidden Heritage Artist Benefits
- £500 initial contributor fee with further funding anticipated
- Private access to the special research collection and archive with professional staff support
- Staffing for exhibition launch evening and associated events
- Invigilation for the duration of the exhibition
- Curatorial support
- Design and printing of exhibition booklet
- Publicity and promotion through The Portico Library quarterly magazine, website, social media, and advertising
About The Portico Library
The Portico Library has been central to Manchester’s cultural and intellectual life since its establishment in 1806. It is now open free to the public six days a week. Its collection of 25,000 rare books, archives, and illustrations provides fascinating insights into the 18th and 19th centuries. A diverse programme of events and exhibitions promotes contemporary responses to this history from artists. As a registered charity, their role is to preserve the library and its collections. They ensure collections are shared with a diverse and growing audience of visitors, members, and researchers. The Portico Library’s archive records the history of the people, events, language, politics, and communities of the North West of England over the last 212 years. It shines an important light on the social history of Manchester and Victorian Britain as a whole. This material, virtually untouched by contemporary researchers, reveals The Portico’s connection to significant events.
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Parker Harris announces a call for artists for the fourth installment of the Derwent Art Prize 2018. The Prize was conceived in 2012. It aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D and 3D artworks created with any pencil or coloured pencil as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite, and charcoal.
Deadline: 8 May 2018
Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors comprising of a gallery curator, leading artist, and art critic. From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London from 18th – 23rd September 2018. Prizes will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.
Derwent Art Prize 2018 prizes total over £12,500
- First Prize – £6,000
- Second Prize – £3,000
- Third Prize – £1,500
- People’s Choice Award – £750
- Young Artists Award – £750
- Coloured Pencil Award for Excellence – £500
For generations, artists have chosen and trusted the Derwent brand for art materials the world over. Their time-honoured skills, modern manufacturing methods, and quality control enable them to create the world’s largest range of fine art pencils, pens, and artists accessories. Their story begins in the heart of the Lake District with the discovery of graphite in the Borrowdale Valley and the birth of pencil making in Keswick. By the 1800s, pencil making in Keswick was a thriving cottage industry. The Cumberland Pencil Company created its first pencil in 1832. The first Derwent colour pencil was introduced in 1938. The Pencil Museum still stands on the site of Derwent’s original factory in Keswick. Derwent has continued to be proud of its Cumbrian roots. In 2008, a purpose-built factory was opened in Lillyhall.
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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.
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.
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Art & contemporary craft fair seeks artists to take part in Art Fair 2017, a three day show in York, Yorkshire, UK, 27th – 29th.
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.
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