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…

Artist deadlines – February

January was a long, drawn out, zero money = no fun kind of month. But let's look to the future and be optimistic in February, which will hopefully make up for the last 31 days we've endured! Highlight this month is the Derwent Art Prize. With prizes totalling over £12,500, the Derwent Art Prize showcases…

Artist deadlines – December

It's almost Christmas, and as a treat I've listed the few remaining opportunities of 2019. Goodluck! The highlight this month is the Visual Art Open Prize, due 10 December: The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the…

Anthony Gormley at the RA

Earthy materials, gravity-defying figures, and all encompassing spaces. Anthony Gormley is back, but not for long! His most ambitious exhibition in 10 years, Anthony Gormley has taken over the Royal Academy, with work from his 45-year career. From wirry sculptures and a pool of earthy water that inhabit the space, to his trademark apathetic figures,…

Artist deadlines – November

Only 2 months left of 2019! Just enough time to enter some last minute opportunities that could see you an exhibition next year! Highlight of the month is the Annual Open/Summer Marathon 2020. Formerly the Contemporary Visions annual exhibition from Beers London, this open explores current themes and trends in contemporary art and artists from…

Artist deadlines – October

The leaves might be falling and the weather unpredicatble, but the art word is alive and buzzing with activity. The Other Art Fair, Frieze and the Affordable Art Fair all take place this month, as well as countless opportunities. Highlight opportunity this month is The Guardian Illustration Prize. They're on the hunt for emerging artists…

Artist deadlines – September

The end of Summer may be nigh but the creative opportunities are still flowing. The highlight opportunity this month is the Open Call for the Process Gallery Exhibition. To coincide with the opening of the Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary, the Gallery is encouraging applications from artists and creatives with a strong focus on…

Artist deadlines – August

We're in the final months of summer, so let's go out with a bang! Highlights this month include the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, an educational charity offering lesser known artists to showcase their work alongside more established and recognised artists, and the London Group Open 2019. The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ co-operative, The…

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!…

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…