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…

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 deadlines – June

Big opportunities coming up in June that you won't want to miss! If you're into watercolours then The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is a no brainer. One of the largest and most prestigious watercolour competitions in the UK, it celebrates skill and originality. Deadline is 17 June. Another highlight is the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize.…

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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…

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 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 – 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…

Artist deadlines – July

Well, hello July! The months have rolled by, and here we are in the middle of a sweltering Summer, and the competitions are heating up. There's a HUGE mix of competitions, open calls and residencies to go for in July. Highlights this month include the RAW Labs residency at Bow Arts, where you get to…

Artist deadlines – April

Put a spring in your step with a new exhibition this month! There are some juicy call outs this month, including the Chiara Williams Solo Award, which has extended their deadline until 6 April. The SOLO Award™ is an annual contemporary art prize open to artists of all ages, working in all media. The finalists are…