Artist deadlines – February

January was a long, drawn out, zero money = no fun kind of month. But let's look to the future and be optimistic in February, which will hopefully make up for the last 31 days we've endured! Highlight this month is the Derwent Art Prize. With prizes totalling over £12,500, the Derwent Art Prize showcases…

Artist deadlines – December

It's almost Christmas, and as a treat I've listed the few remaining opportunities of 2019. Goodluck! The highlight this month is the Visual Art Open Prize, due 10 December: The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the…

RA’s Summer Exhibition

From an eclectic menagerie of animals to political and controversial creative statements, there's never a dull moment at the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. Following Grayson Perry's curated record-breaking 250th Summer show, you might be right in thinking that anything that follows would dull in comparison, but you'd be wrong! This exhibition never fails to disappoint.…

Artist deadlines – June

Big opportunities coming up in June that you won't want to miss! If you're into watercolours then The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is a no brainer. One of the largest and most prestigious watercolour competitions in the UK, it celebrates skill and originality. Deadline is 17 June. Another highlight is the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.…

Anna Smith, Above and Below

Artist deadlines – April

Step into Spring with these exciting open calls and exhibition opportunities. For those who part time work or want to commit to their drawing hardcore for a year, then The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School is one for you. The Drawing Year is a full scholarship MA-level course offering up to thirty students…

Artist of the month – Aaron Morse

Prepare to be sucked into the cosmos, and explore the vast, sublime, and vaguely familiar worlds of Aaron Morse. Weaving in and out, across tumultuous, textural terrain, Aaron Morse's paintings' are extraordinarily ambitious. Influenced by the geography, history and mythology of the American Southwest, he marks out these strange and wonderful contours for us to…

view from firefly - tom voyce

Artist deadlines – May/June

#Maythefourth be with you this month and the next, as I combine both months for a creative mash-up of fresh opportunities. This time of the year is the perfect point in your creative calendar to enter and make it into a Summer show, where you can ensure you get the most exposure. A couple of…