4 ways to get discovered as a Creative

By guest writer Naomi Johnson If you’re an artist wanting to make a living from your passion, you need to get as many eyes onyour creations as you can so you can start generating revenue. Luckily, there are plenty ofopportunities both online and in real life to showcase your talent. So let's look at four…

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…

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 of the month – Myriam Dion

Current events become timeless articles in Mryiam Dion's intricate newspaper cuttings. Your eyes strain for detail and open in amazement at the elaborate transformation and beautifully carved-out newspapers from Myriam Dion. She creates a new visual language to tell a story, which comments on a throwaway consumerist culture and how easily we absorb the news…

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 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…

Artist deadlines – March

Another month, another chance to get some valuable exposure for your work. We're 2 months into 2018, and it can be difficult to get going and find the time to motivate yourself to just create! Believe me, I know! Hopefully you can see this list as markers in your timeline - deadlines to work towards.…

pink room

Artist deadlines – February

January has just flown by and here we are in February, ready to take on even more creative challenges. And there's plenty to be had! You still have time to enter the RA Summer Exhibit with the deadline for entries on 14 February. With the famously charismatic artist Grayson Perry helping to judge this year,…

Ilsa Brittain

Artist deadlines – January

Happy New Year peeps! And to my first blog post of 2018! I'm making a rule this year of not setting unrealistic goals and feeling, more than disappointed, when I don't achieve them by December. So instead, I'm just going to aim to do more of what I love: drawing and this blog! On that…