Your summer of culture: 5 must-see shows

Soak up some culture this summer! From bold, blockbusting exhibitions to a contemporary look at the world around us, here are my 5 must-see shows to see in London in the coming months. 1. What: Summer exhibition at the RA - a staple in your art calendar and held every year since 1769, the Summer…

Artist deadlines – May

Take a look at this fresh batch of art opportunities in May! Tsivikros Shake Emerging Artist Award - 1 May Malt Air: Artist in Residence - 1 May Call for submission: Disco Journal Issue 1 - 3 May Jerwood Curatorial Accelerator - 3 May The New Artist II Open Call - 5 May ODAC Open…

Artist deadlines – March and April

Hop, skip and jump into spring with these art opportunities up for grabs, including The Drawing Year - "A a no-fees postgraduate-level course offering up to thirty students the opportunity to focus on drawing from observation for an academic year. The course provides an opportunity for intensive practice and sees drawing both as an end…

Art in nature: Artist of the month – Ellie Davies

If you go down to the woods today...Photographer Ellie Davies explores the natural landscape and our historical and cultural relationship with forests. My favourite type of walk is a woodland walk - here I feel you can fully escape the outside world. Bendy paths, canopies overhead, crunching of leaves underfoot, the mystery of what lies…

Artist deadlines – December and January

Whether you want to end the year on a high or start the new year with an up-beat, positive attitude towards your practice, these art opportunities will get you there! I know too well that the end of the year can feel like the time to wind down and have some time off, but I…

End of summer shows to see

Although the summer season is ending soon, there's still time to get your art fix and see some awesome exhibitions in London before they go. Now go forth and explore (but hurry)! Epic Iran From sculptures and jewellery to horoscopes and contemporary works, explore 5,000 years of the art, history and culture of Iran. Where:…

Paradise lost, and found – Tomas Sanchez

Fertile forests, hanging canopies, and spiritual vibes - step into Tomás Sánchez's idyllic landscapes. Let us travel to the darkest depths of South America and discover paradise... Tomás Sánchez is a Cuban artist who is best known for his deeply spiritual images of nature and serene scenes of lush vegetation that strive for perfectionism. But…

Artist deadlines – May/June

We're well into 2021 now, and although it's been just as tumulturous and just as anxiety enducing as last year, there is definitely a light at the end of this crazy life tunnel! And having a creative project to work towards can be a positive motivator and will help take your mind off the situation…

Artist deadlines – February/March

2021 hasn't had the most positive of starts to a year. But instead of getting lockdown blues, the arts can provide the perfect escape, especially for your mental health and well being. Highlights in the next couple of months include the World Illustration Awards 2021 (deadline 15th February) and the Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021 (deadline…

Artist deadlines – December

What a crazy year it's been! The arts and hospitality industry has suffered the most, and with comments like "musicians and others in [the] arts should retrain and find other jobs" from Sunak, it hasn't been the most hopefull place to work in. But us creative folk don't listen to this kind of bs political…