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…

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:…

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…

Hanging out ‘Among the trees’ at the Hayward Gallery

A breath of fresh air that takes you away from the city and into the comfort of nature The city has changed. It's no longer a place to meet up and have a drink with friends, see your favourite band play live or catch a spontaneous film. So when I went into London for the…

There’s always time for art, especially during a pandemic

Coronavirus has hit hard. In these strange and unprecedented times, it's important to stay home and be safe. But it's also important to look after your mental health and wellbeing, and art has the power to do that without you having to breach those gallery doors. Art galleries and museums across the world are finding…

Artist deadlines – March

From an amazing installation opportunity at the V&A Museum of Childhood, to bursaries for your practice and a fully funded year at the Drawing School, this month is bound to whet your creative appetite!     apexart International Open Call 2020-21 - 1 March Artist/Designer Call-out for Installation at the V&A Museum of Childhood -…