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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Professional Development

The Autumn School of Curating: Free Seminar for Emerging Curators

Updated: 21 September 2023

Are you a young curator interested in contemporary curatorial practices? Join the Autumn School of Curating, a seven-day seminar led by Xiaoyu Weng, focusing on the latest curatorial approaches. This seminar offers young curators a free opportunity to engage in international dialogue, exchange knowledge, and learn from experts in the field.

Eligibility: The school is open to international emergent curators, with a minimum of 3 years experience.

What you get: This year’s edition includes working sessions with Xiaoyu Weng, a thought-provoking contemporary curator. It will include public talks, as well as meetings and lectures with artists, curators and other guests, studio visits and exhibition tours in both cities: Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara, Romania.

Deadline 06 October 2023

Cluj Cultural Centre, Cluj and Timișoara, Romania

Professional Development

Mentorship opportunity for 3 young & emerging music industry professionals

Updated: 21 September 2023

The purpose of this programme is to support emerging 18-25-year-old music talents to help them establish sustainable professional freelance careers as artists, industry professionals or both.

Eligibility: This opportunity is open to emerging musicians or industry professionals, aged 18-25, based in the East of England

What you get: Starting in November 2023, the opportunities for this third callout include a 47 days of paid freelance work to prepare you for a career in the music industry. This could include paid work in the studio, stage crew work, and work with a PA company. The programme is bespoke to your skillset and ambitions. We will provide comprehensive support on ‘how to freelance’ and you will learn from established artists & industry professionals. Additionally, this opportunity allows for collaboration with artists & freelancers.

Deadline 13 October 2023

Old Jet, Rendlesham, Suffolk

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