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…

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…

Artist deadlines – August

We're already into August, and just like the current weather, the competitions are heating up! Summer is the perfect time to showcase your work and there's a scorcher of opportunities to be had this month. A pretty cool one to go for if you're looking for a residency is at the Horniman Museum. In partnership…

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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…