Rolling Summer Deadlines – July/August

Is it just me or is the Summer going way too quick? Already we're coming up to July, so this will be the best opportunity you'll have to get your art work in a summer show. The stand out, must-apply exhibition is the Griffin Art Prize, as there is an opportunity to exhibit and win…

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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…

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…

Rolling deadlines – March

Hard to believe it's March already! And the creative opportunities are in full swing. The highlight exhibition this month is The Young Masters. It's an international exhibition for artist of any stage in their carer who celebrate and incorporate the Old Masters. This can be in any form, but is essentially rooted to historic references.…

Rolling deadlines – January/February

Happy New Year! Let's make 2017 a cracking year for producing amazing art and showing it off to the world! Maybe a tad excitable but lets start how we mean to go on. 'Blood' Science Gallery Open Call - 8 Jan Jerwood Visual Arts Artist Bursaries - 9 Jan Artist Space Open Call - 10…

Rolling Deadlines – November/December

So we're nearing the end of another year and the end of some fantastic artistic opportunities. I'm already looking forward to next years creative endeavours! Good luck to you lovely creative people, for the last time this side of 2016!   Jerwood/Photoworks Awards - 2 Nov What Happens To Us - 2 Nov   Artists and Illustrators…

A wee Scottish Art tour

An exploration of Edinburgh's creative landscape was a stunning and culturally historic experience not to be missed! A recent adventure to Edinburgh was one not to be forgotten. My quest began on the mound at the Scottish National Gallery in the centre of Edinburgh, where Old Masters to Impressionists are shown, and where I caught the Drawing Attention…