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 – September

Don't be disheartened that Summer is nearly over, as there is a crisp, fresh batch of opportunities on the horizon. Summer is winding down and the temperatures are cooling, but there's sill a chance to enter that prize or exhibition and get your work seen by you're fellow contemporaries. From a Christmas window display in…

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…

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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 – 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…

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.…

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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…

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…

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…