Artist Opportunities

A selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art-related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers and curators.

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Playing the Race Card Exhibition Opportunity for Black artists based in the South East

Updated: 04 September 2023

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Playing the Race Card is thrilled to announce an open call for artwork submissions for their highly anticipated exhibition at the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery from May 3 to August 25, 2024. This ground-breaking exhibition will explore the theme of ‘Black Joy’ and will be accompanied by a dynamic program of talks, performances, and workshops across Hastings. The event aims to celebrate local Black artists while shining a spotlight on the positive aspects of Black culture, resilience, and happiness.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to professional artists and enthusiasts who identify as Black. Applicants must be over 18 and based in the South East of England (Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Surrey and West Sussex).

What you get: Selected artists' work will be exhibited in Hastings Museum and Gallery between 3 May - 25 August 2024. All participating artists have the option to list their artwork for sale during the exhibition and will receive 60% of the sales figure. Artists and their work will feature in marketing materials developed and shared by Playing the Race Card and supporting organisations Home Live Art and Hastings Museum and Gallery.

Deadline 29 September 2023

Playing the Race Card, Hastings and South East England

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Immersive Art Residency for emerging artist at East Quay, Somerset

Updated: 27 September 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging artist to come and live and work at East Quay in Watchet, Somerset, for up to two weeks in early 2024. We are looking for an energetic, hands-on individual to create artwork in Pod 5, which can inspire our visitors and guests throughout 2024.

Eligibility: We want our organisation to be representative of all sections of society and welcome applications from everyone. Practitioners from any creative background are welcome to apply and we are open to proposals from artists working in all mediums. We seek artwork that creates an immersive atmosphere within the space, engaging physically and conceptually with the surroundings. We welcome wall-based proposals but are also open to 3D concepts and ideas.

What you get: Stipend: £1,000. Production budget: Up to £500 to cover any materials, workshop requirements, and furnishings. Accommodation is provided at East Quay, and travel costs is available by arrangement. We will provide promotional and marketing content during the residency and share the resulting work across our social media platforms and on our website.

Deadline 03 November 2023

East Quay, Somerset

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Climate Crisis Engagement: £10k Grants for Artists & Curators

Updated: 21 September 2023

Acts of Repair: Loss and Damage seeks three artists and/or curators, (applying as individuals or as collectives) working within any medium to undertake new or existing artistic research projects engaging with the issue of loss and damage caused by the climate crisis.

Eligibility: Artists and/or curators (applying as individuals or as collectives) can apply from anywhere in the wolrd. Applications from practitioners representing the Most Affected People and Areas (MAPA) —those at the forefront of intersectional experiences of the climate crisis in the global South and North— are particularly welcome.

What you get: Each selected participant or collective will receive a stipend of £10,000, tailored mentoring, support to engagement with the issue of loss and damage alongside other like-minded cultural practitioners as well as a global community of climate change researchers, policymakers, advocates, activists, and negotiators, working on Loss and Damage.

Deadline 12 November 2023

Acts of Repair: Loss and Damage, Global

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