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Artist deadlines – November/December

The end is nigh!...The end of the year that is! And your last chance to enter some fantastic prizes and competitions. One to set your reminder for, if you're living and working in London, is the Whitechapel London Open: The Whitechapel Gallery’s open submission exhibition was launched in 1932 as the East End Academy for…

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Rolling Deadlines – October

Plenty of opportunities to be had this month that you don't want to miss! With Frieze Art Fair just around the corner, October will be a creative hub of activity. My highlight for the month is the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, for one simple reason - you get the chance to showcase your work in…

Soaking up the Illustrators’ Summer fair

A lover of all things crafty and illustrational, this free art fair was a welcoming rarity on a sunny day in central London. If you're anything like me, and need your daily fix of of all things illustration, graphic design and fine art, then you're probably scouring the web at any chance you get. But…

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UCA grad show goes conceptual in a big way

A revisit to the old university after 5 years was not only a trip down memory lane, but also a surprising one, to see what courses have sprung up, grown and been nurtured (for better or worse) As I walked down the familiar UCA halls, I was eagerly anticipating the Fine Art graduate show the…

Artist of the Month – Chris Agnew

Anyone insanely obsessed with finely detailed drawings and etchings should look no further!   When studying Chris Agnew's work, you can't help but be in awe of the monumental and painstakingly detailed worlds he presents, but there's always more than meets the eye. A British artist, he completed his BA in Contemporary Art Practice from The University…

Rolling deadlines – June

June is a busy and exciting month on the artistic sphere when it comes to open calls and exhibition opportunities. The highlight exhibition to enter, if you're into your drawing, is of course the Jerwood Drawing Prize. The largest and longest running annual exhibition for drawing in the UK, the Jerwood welcomes works that re-invent…

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Rise up artists! Online v. real life exposure

Have you noticed the revolution of art services rapturously bursting onto the contemporary art circuit?   We're in the age of convenience, and there's a website to cater for just about anything. But when it comes to art, I'm divided. On the one hand it's a the optimum platform to promote and sell your work and make some…

Rolling Deadlines – May

Are you keeping up with all the creative opportunities so far? Because there's been a few gems recently and they just keep coming! As well as some exciting magazine open calls, the Bath Society of Arts invites visual and sculptural artists to submit work for their annual group show. With opportunities like this, I say...Bring…

Rolling deadlines – April

Happy Easter! Okay, slightly jumping the gun, but with these competitions to prepare and enter, this month will literally fly by! March was a busy month for me as I prepared for a couple of competitions, and often having a deadline to work towards is the motivator you need to push yourself and create new…

Learn to love networking with these tips for artists

We all know we have to network to get anywhere in our careers, but how many of us actually do it? Whenever I hear the word 'Networking' I am always split between two distinct thoughts; how and where do I begin networking, and why do other people make it look so easy? The latter is…