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 – July

July has come quick! There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of over the summer period. The standout prize this month is the ArtGemini Prize 2019. Celebrating contemporary art for emerging and established artists globally, it offers over £35,000 cash prizes and the opportunity to exhibit in London and Singapore. Deadline is 31 July!…

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.…

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Artist deadlines – May

Summer is creeping ever so closer, which means plenty of opportunities to take advantage of! Highlight exhibition to enter this month is the The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology, celebrating and promoting artists working with technology globally. As well as a $11k Prize fund, all longlisted, shortlisted and winning artists are eligible for commissions,…

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…

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Artist deadlines – March

Another month passed, another chance to enter some great open calls and get that artist exposure we all crave! A highlight opportunity this month is the Jerwood Bursary. From £250 - £1,250, this bursary will help fund your artistic career, and develop those next important steps. This could be through research, collaboration, training, workshops, undertaking…

Goddess of Crossroads by Ann Mackowski

Artist deadlines – February

So, how are those new years resolutions going? If you are, in anyway, faltering (and no one blames you if you are), then this list of opportunities is bound to inspire you to get motivated and take action! The highlight open call this month is the Ashurst Art Prize. There are up to £9,000 prizes…

Artist deadlines – November/December

The 'C' word is fast approaching! But before the dreaded Christmas shop, and the tedious task of wrapping (because why wrap when you can gift bag it), there are still some last minute opportunities to apply for. One that could see you accelerate your artistic career is the Art Laguna Prize. Now in its 13th…

Artist deadlines – October

As we blast our way into Autumn, there are still loads of creative opportunities to inspire and work towards in the colder months. I don't often include residencies in my listings (as there are so many out there), but this Artist in Residence at the William Morris Gallery sounds amazing, and a beautiful opportunity to…

Artist deadlines – September

Don't be disheartened that Summer is nearly over, as there is a crisp, fresh batch of opportunities on the horizon. Summer is winding down and the temperatures are cooling, but there's sill a chance to enter that prize or exhibition and get your work seen by you're fellow contemporaries. From a Christmas window display in…