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…

Your summer of culture: 5 must-see shows

Soak up some culture this summer! From bold, blockbusting exhibitions to a contemporary look at the world around us, here are my 5 must-see shows to see in London in the coming months. 1. What: Summer exhibition at the RA - a staple in your art calendar and held every year since 1769, the Summer…

Art in nature: Artist of the month – Ellie Davies

If you go down to the woods today...Photographer Ellie Davies explores the natural landscape and our historical and cultural relationship with forests. My favourite type of walk is a woodland walk - here I feel you can fully escape the outside world. Bendy paths, canopies overhead, crunching of leaves underfoot, the mystery of what lies…

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…

Artist of the month – Minoru Nomata

Impossible structures leftover from an imagined civilisation - Minoru Nomata invites us to step into a forgotten world. Grand beyond belief, Minoru Nomata's monolithic structures are something to marvel at. They push the boundaries of what architecture could and should be. Form follows function, as it's never clear what their purpose is. You have stairs…

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…

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…

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…

Artist deadlines – January

Happy New Year! Any new year's resolutions you're looking to stick to this coming year? Well, for me, it's spending more time in a creative bubble and producing some work to enter competitions and hopefully show in an exhibition! Get motivated and start 2019 right with this fresh batch of artist opportunities. Highlight opportunity this…

Illustrator of the month – Hiro Isonoo

Like stepping back in time to the video games of old, or some psychedelic trip to no-place, Hiro Isonoo's illustrations are wonderfully enchanting. Dripping with colour, the late video game designer Hiro Isonoo's illustrations are eye-poppingly hypnotising. You're absorbed into an augmented, pixel-like world, bursting with a fusion of different kinds of fauna, flora and…