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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Call for neurodiverse actor or opera singer

Updated: 08 June 2021

We are looking for performers with lived experience of schizophrenia or non-neurotypical conditions to work with us in the creation of a new piece 'Mirrored to the core (Schizophrenic love)'; a collaboration between artist James Paddock, composer Jerome Van Den Berghe and opera director Rosalind Parker. 'Mirrored to the core (Schizophrenic love)' is supported by public funding through the National Lottery Project Grants from Arts Council England.

Eligibility: Experience preferred but not necessary.

What you get: Paid opportunity

How to apply: For more details send your CV, biography and showreel to project manager Kye Wilson on studio (at) kyewilson (dot) co (dot) uk with the email heading ‘"MTTC Casting Call".

Deadline 18 June 2021

James Paddock (artist)


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Visual Arts Commission for 3 Premium Wine Labels

Updated: 08 June 2021

For our first in a series of visual arts projects we will be commissioning an emerging or established artist to design the labels for our three new exclusive, limited release wines.

The original artwork will form part of a wider collection of contemporary visual art on display to the public that will be curated at Artelium by its visual arts curators.

There will also be many future opportunities for artists including performances, exhibitions and further commissions at our two sites in Sussex.

Eligibility: The commission is open to emerging or established contemporary visual artists with a critically engaged practice, who are based in the United Kingdom

What you get: £5000 fee and the potential of opportunities including performances, exhibitions and further commissions at our two sites in Sussex.

Deadline 24 June 2021

Artelium Wine Estate


Making Futures 2021 - Call for Contributions

Updated: 01 June 2021

The ninth Making Futures biennial, Plymouth College of Art's international research platform, is set to take place online on 16 September 2021. We are now calling for contributions that address the conference themes of 'Re-crafting the Local-Global Maker Relationship', 'Life Cycles of Material Worlds', and 'Resilience Through Leadership and Organisational Form'.

Eligibility: Open to anyone currently exploring the conference themes in their work

What you get: Selected applicants will present their contributions live at our international event.

Deadline 30 June 2021

Plymouth College of Art


Digital R&D Commissions by The Space

Updated: 02 June 2021

Arts and cultural organisations based in England, including museums, libraries, community organisations and local councils with a cultural project, can apply for a digital R&D commission of up to £9,000 (excluding VAT).

Commissions are for you to develop and deliver a creative digital project for online audiences. This might be a video or audio project, or an interactive or immersive experience.

As the cultural sector begins to rebuild following the Covid-19 pandemic, we want applicants to reflect on their experiences and learning from 2020-21 and consider what digital elements you wish to develop for the medium and long-term.

Eligibility: Arts and cultural organisations based in England, including museums, libraries, community organisations and local councils with a cultural project.

What you get: Digital R&D commission of up to £9,000 (excluding VAT)

Deadline 08 July 2021

The Space, Birmingham


Inspiring London through Culture Commission

Updated: 02 June 2021

The City Corporation is one of the UK’s major funders of culture and heritage and directly supports a range of institutions and activities in these fields. It also recognises and welcomes the wide range of organisations, large and small, who further enrich the Square Mile’s cultural offer and who may benefit from additional support or sponsorship to help initiatives to develop.

This programme is now open for applications. The deadline is on 5 November 2021 for the applications to be considered in January 2022.

Eligibility: Registered charity • Registered Community Interest Company • Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation • Charitable company (incorporated as a not-for-profit) • Exempt or excepted charity • Registered charitable industrial and provident society or charitable cooperative (Bencom) • Constituted voluntary organisation

What you get: This funding theme has a modest amount of funding and so large projects are beyond its scope. It is anticipated that individual grants will not exceed £10,000.

Deadline 05 November 2021

The City of London Corporation (CoLC)

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