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WHO: This post would ideally suit someone with a postgraduate qualification who is seriously committed to their artistic practice. Equally it may also suit someone who is thinking of combining teaching with their practice.
WHAT: The Tunnel Galleryis a well-established exhibition space in the heart of Tonbridge School and has over the years hosted a number of exhibitions of high-profile artists. We propose to offer the space free to an artist as studio and gallery space for the duration of the Autumn Term. The extensive practical resources of the Art school will be available for the artist to use; these include an excellent ceramics studio, printing presses (both intaglio and relief), photographic screen-printing resources, a large well-resourced darkroom, purpose built photographic studio and a superbly stocked Art library.
WHEN: At least one day a week from September until December 2013. Deadline for applications: 31st May 2013.
APPLY: For details and to apply visit the school website.
Deadline: 31 May 2013
Organiser/employer: Tonbridge School
[ Added on 17 May 2013 ]
12 days to deadline
WHO: Artists internationally, early and mid-career above 18 years, including students.
WHAT: The Cord Prize has been established to support and acknowledge the practice of early and mid-career visual artists. This first iteration is for contemporary art photography, with a first prize of $10,000, second prize of $1,000 and third prize of $500, with a further 22 artists selected for online exhibition. Jurors are Diana Edkins and Charlotte Cotton.
WHEN: Submissions open on 15th April, deadline is 2nd June.
PAYMENTS: $10,000 first prize; $1,000 second; $500 third.
CHARGES: $30 for up to 16 images.
DETAILS: Photography has become a universally accepted, unchallenged, medium of contemporary art. Concomitantly, photography’s capacity to influence our everyday lives has become exponentially important with the ubiquity of visual social media and the opening up of the possibilities for us to communicate and disseminate our photographic images independently of institutional support. It could be said that the ubiquity which photography has achieved, its establishment in the contemporary art canon, is both a blessing and a problem – marking a new beginning, a place to start from all over again, yet more challenging than ever to make meaningful photographic work that resonates in cultural spaces and will endure. The inaugural Cord Prize invites early and mid-career artists who are working within the field of photography to apply.
Against this setting, applicants to the inaugural prize are invited to submit up to 16 images of current work from a wholly or partially photo-based practice, using any photographic process or medium. Applications should be accompanied by a resume and text of up to 400 words detailing research and practice. Artists may also wish to contextualise their work within what they see as the significant cultural issues at play within contemporary art photography.
APPLY: For full details please visit the website.
Deadline: 9 June 2013
Organiser/employer: Cord Prize (The)
[ Added on 5 April 2013 ]
21 days to deadline
WHO: Visual artists, as individuals or as collaborators.
WHAT: Jerwood Visual Arts and Forestry Commission England are delighted to announce Jerwood Open Forest, an exceptional opportunity for visual artists to propose ideas for a major new £30,000 commission to be realised anywhere within England's Public Forest Estate. There is no brief. The forests are open for artists’ ideas. This is a call for bold, broad-thinking proposals that explore the potential of forests as sites for art, both in and about the environment. Proposals can be for work in any discipline or medium, temporary or permanent, site-specific or for touring to more than one location. The selection panel will include: Michaela Crimmin Co-founder, Culture+Conflict; Tania Kovats, Artist; Shonagh Manson Director, Jerwood Charitable Foundation; Hayley Skipper Curator of Arts Development, Forestry Commission England.
WHEN: Closing date for entries: 5pm, 28th May 2013.
PAYMENTS: Five artists will be selected to receive a £2,000 Research and Development fee to develop their proposals over a six-month period. This research process will culminate in a curated exhibition at JVA at Jerwood Space during which one artist will be selected to receive a £30,000 commissioning budget to realise their proposal.
CHARGES: An entry fee of £25 per application.
APPLY: For further information and to enter please visit the website.
Deadline: 28 May 2013
Organiser/employer: Jerwood Visual Arts and Forestry Commission England
[ Added on 3 April 2013 ]
9 days to deadline
WHO: Applications are invited from artists working across all media; visual art, performance/live art, digital, sound, film, text based work, social media and socially engaged practice.
WHAT: b-side multimedia festival call for proposals for 2014 Festival. b-side is offering a number of commission and residency opportunities for artists to create new, temporary, site-responsive work in any media for the next b-side Festival on Portland in September 2014.
WHEN: Deadline for applications: May 28 2013.
PAYMENTS: Two commission categories: 1. Commissions up to £5500; 2. Commissions with Residencies up to the value of £8500.
APPLY: Download full brief and application form from the website.
Deadline: 28 May 2013
[ Added on 10 May 2013 ]
9 days to deadline
WHO: All applicants.
WHAT: We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated full time technician with specialist skills in three-dimensional making to work as part of a team of technicians within the large and busy curriculum area of Visual and Performing Arts to provide both technical expertise and organisational support.
Applicants should have an enjoyment of and experience of creative processes as well as being able to bring to the role specialist knowledge and skills in a range of materials and three-dimensional making processes in for example, wood, metal, plastics. You will need to be qualified to at least HND level or equivalent in a relevant three dimensional discipline and be able to demonstrate your expertise in using both materials and workshop equipment.
WHEN: Deadline: Monday 20th May at 9am.
PAYMENTS: £16,722 - £18,159 P/A.
DETAILS: City College is one of Brighton and Hove’s largest employers. Our staff enjoy a vibrant, friendly working environment and a real sense of working at the heart of the local community. The College is centrally located in the City of Brighton and Hove.
APPLY: For further details on this role, how to apply and an application form please go to our website.
Deadline: 20 May 2013
Organiser/employer: City College Brighton and Hove
[ Added on 9 May 2013 ]
1 day to deadline
WHO: Open to all UK based artists, from student to established, working with drawing.
WHAT: The UK’s largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing. This year, the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 welcomes three exceptional leading art experts onto its panel: Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art mima; Michael Craig-Martin RA, artist; and Charlotte Mullins, art critic, writer, broadcaster, and Editor of Art Quarterly, who will create an exhibition that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.
WHEN: Registration closes at 5pm on Monday 17 June 2013.
PAYMENTS: A First Prize of £8,000, Second Prize of £5,000 and two Student Awards of £2,000 each.
CHARGES: Hand in to London Submission Centre: 1 work = £18; 2 works = £23; 3 works = £28. Student rates available. Hand in via Regional Submission Centre: 1 work = £22; 2 works = £29; 3 works = £36. Student rates available.
APPLY: Initial entry is by online registration only. Once registered, artists are invited to submit their works through one of the regional collection centres. To enter visit the website.
Deadline: 17 June 2013
Organiser/employer: Jerwood Visual Arts
[ Added on 9 May 2013 ]
29 days to deadline
WHO: Artists, students.
WHAT: Open exhibition at Chapel Gallery, Ormskirk. All media considered.
WHEN: Exhibition 20 July - 14 September 2013. Submission of large scale work by photograph 28th June 2013. All other work delivered to the Chapel Gallery on 5 or 6th July between 10am and 4.30pm.
PAYMENTS: First prize £800, 2nd £400 and 3rd £200.
CHARGES: Entry fee: £10 for one work, £15 for two (£5 and £8 for students and other concessions).
APPLY: To enter the West Lancashire Open Exhibition obtain an application form from Chapel Gallery, St Helens Road, Ormskirk, tel 01695 571328 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For further information you can also visit the website.
Deadline: 6 July 2013
Organiser/employer: Chapel Gallery
[ Added on 8 May 2013 ]
48 days to deadline
WHO: Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists involved in practice of painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, mixed media, installation and video.
WHAT: The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of 'courageous artists', whose work is mainly concerned with human rights, freedom of expression and one secular law for all citizens.
WHEN: The festival will be held from 2-9 November 2013 at the UNIT24 gallery next to Tate Modern. Deadline for applications: 20 September 2013.
CHARGES: Application fee £15.
DETAILS: 'Brave' artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei, Jafar Panahi Johan van der Dong Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the PFF festival and still have the courage to create despite the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are forced to hide behind a nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid 'offending religious feelings'.
WHAT IS FREEDOM?
HOW EASY IS IT TO LOSE IT?
HOW HARD IS IT TO GET IT BACK?
APPLY: More information on the website.
Deadline: 20 September 2013
Organiser/employer: Passion for Freedom
[ Added on 7 May 2013 ]
124 days to deadline
WHO: Established and emerging artists across the UK, working in all forms.
WHAT: Invitation to submit work for this annual contemporary open art exhibition in the centre of Ludlow.
WHEN: The show will run from 27 July-10 August, and assistance is given in delivering art work to the gallery, where possible. Closing date for entries: Friday 14 June.
DETAILS: 2013 Selectors: Christopher Le Brun (Artist & President of The Royal Academy of Art), Anne de Charmant (Director, Meadow Arts), David Cleaton-Roberts (Director, Alan Cristea), Nathaniel Pitt (Artist & Curator).
APPLY: For information and an application form, please visit the website, email Jo King at email@example.com, or call Jo on 07803 251736.
Deadline: 14 June 2013
Organiser/employer: Ludlow Open
[ Added on 1 May 2013 ]
26 days to deadline
WHO: Call for Artists & Makers - Makers Fair, Saltaire Festival Special.
WHAT: We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for artists & makers wishing to take part in the Makers Fair – Saltaire Festival Special 2013. This popular Makers’ Fair, run by Saltaire Inspired (parent company of Saltaire Arts Trail) will take place in Victoria Hall in the World Heritage Village of Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
The Makers Fair plays an important part of Saltaire Festival an annual multi arts festival incorporating a mix of music, performance, food and art.
Please see the Exhibitor Guidelines for full details of the event as well as information on how to apply. We welcome applications from artists and makers nationwide.
An independent panel of professional artists, curators and gallery owners will make the selection. The 2013 panel will be announced on our website soon.
WHEN: 14 & 15th September 2013. The closing date for applications: 2nd June 2013.
CHARGES: £10 submission fee – non-refundable.
APPLY: Application forms and guidelines can be downloaded from the link below.
Deadline: 2 June 2013
Organiser/employer: Saltaire Inspired
[ Added on 25 April 2013 ]
14 days to deadline
WHO: Artists and art students in the UK, Europe, Japan, Far-East, South-East Asia, USA etc.
WHAT: This is the 4th annual art competition which links East and West. There are 6 categories to enter: 2D-1, 2D-II, 3D, Photography, Contemporary-II, Video/Animation. The 1st selection will be made online by our International judges and the shortlisted finalists will be given an opportunity to exhibit at the prestigious gallery in central London for the final selection.
WHEN: Call for entries is April 1 – 30 June 2013. (Deadline is 30 June GMT). Announcement of finalists is 1 September. Finalists’ Exhibition and Final selection is 22– 26 October. Award Ceremony is 24 October.
PAYMENTS: The Grand Prize is £2000 and there are 6 x Best Category Prizes, Best Student Prize, Nikon UK prize etc.
CHARGES: Entry fees: £25 per entry for artist and £15 per entry for art student. There is a discount and benefits for more than 3 entries. To exhibit at the gallery for the finalists is free except shipping, delivery costs.
APPLY: Please visit the website for more details. To apply go to Registration page of EWAAC web-site and follow the procedure.
Deadline: 30 June 2013
Organiser/employer: East-West Art Award Competition
[ Added on 22 April 2013 ]
42 days to deadline
WHO: Open to all UK based contemporary visual artists, artists are invited to propose an idea for which they need time, space and investment to develop to proof of concept stage.
WHAT: Site’s Platform programme enables artists to take over the public galleries and use them as a working public studio in which to make new work. Unlike a traditional research and development residency, visitors to the gallery will be able to enter the space throughout and therefore public engagement, dialogue and debate is integral. The opportunity will suit artists seeking to test new ideas in public and who are interested in connecting with others through their work.
WHEN: Three artists will be selected for residencies that will take place between January and May 2014. Application deadline: 5pm, Friday 17 July 2013.
PAYMENTS: Each residency is worth £6,000 including: a production budget; a fee; the use of the galleries for a period of 2-4 week; accommodation; a writer to produce a critical text on the artist’s practice; the support of a mentor; public events.
CHARGES: £10 application fee.
APPLY: Online application at the website.
Deadline: 17 July 2013
Organiser/employer: Site Gallery
[ Added on 18 April 2013 ]
59 days to deadline
WHO: Established practising figurative artists with leadership and management experience.
WHAT: Applications are sought for the post of Principal for Heatherley School of Fine Art, Chelsea, an independent College of Fine Art established 1845.
WHEN: Applications to arrive before 21st May 2013.
PAYMENTS: Salary £30k annually for a half time position.
APPLY: Please write with C.V. to the Chairman of the Trustees, Heatherley’s, 75 Lots Road, London, SW10 0RN or apply by email.
Deadline: 21 May 2013
Organiser/employer: Heatherley School of Fine Art
[ Added on 10 April 2013 ]
2 days to deadline
WHO: Professional, contemporary textile artists.
WHAT: New Members application - opportunity to promote and exhibit work at a national and international level.
WHEN: Deadline 4 June 2013.
CHARGES: £15.00 application fee.
APPLY: For information and to download an application form visit the website.
Deadline: 4 June 2013
Organiser/employer: 62 Group
[ Added on 3 April 2013 ]
16 days to deadline
WHO: Experienced and emerging artists are encouraged to submit paintings and sculpture that are strong, topical observations on the world. Acceptable media - painting, drawing, original prints, sculpture and installations.
WHAT: One of the UK’s most valuable art prizes returns for its sixth year. The Threadneedle Prize promotes excellence in representational and figurative art.
WHEN: Submit online by 12 noon 4 July 2013.
PAYMENTS: The Threadneedle Prize: £30,000. The Visitors’ Choice Award: £10,000.
CHARGES: Submission fee: £12 per work. FBA members and full-time students: £10 per work.
DETAILS: A maximum of three works may be submitted, completed after 1 Jan 2012. Works must not have been exhibited in any other prize or competition. Work should not exceed 2.4m in its greatest dimension.
APPLY: Visit the website for further details.
Deadline: 4 July 2013
Organiser/employer: Mall Galleries
[ Added on 28 March 2013 ]
46 days to deadline
WHO: Artists aged between 25-35 years who were born, are living, or have trained in the North of England: the historic counties of Yorkshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Durham or Cumbria.
WHAT: New Lights 2013 includes the main award of a £10,000 prize, Axis membership and business support package, a £2500 sponsor’s choice award, the Swinton Exhibition Award. Plus all shortlisted artists will be included in a high profile exhibition at The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate 21 September to 17 November 2013.
WHEN: Entry deadline 31 May 2013.
PAYMENTS: £10,000 prize and £2,500 sponsors choice award sponsored by Valeria Sykes.
CHARGES: £15 entry fee.
DETAILS: New Lights aims to provide a springboard for emerging artists who were born, are living, or have trained in the North of England. Judges include Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, Jane Sellars, Curator for Art at the Mercer Art Gallery, and Chris Wadsworth, respected arts writer and lecturer. Artists are invited to submit wall hung work in a wide range of media: from prints, drawings and paintings to mixed media, but excluding photography and artwork which requires a power source.
APPLY: For full entry details visit www.newlights.org.uk/prize or email firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter @newlightsart Facebook www.facebook.com/NewLightsPrize
Deadline: 31 May 2013
Organiser/employer: New Lights
[ Added on 21 March 2013 ]
12 days to deadline
WHO: Recent art graduates or mature students who are keen to develop their own work and deepen their understanding of contemporary art and the context in which artists work.
WHAT: Develop your individual creative potential on this studio-based programme dealing with the whole range of Fine Art, from painting and sculpture to video and live art. The course focuses on your own emerging practice and how it is situated in the world of contemporary art practice and the critical and changing world debates that surround artists’ practice today. You will work with practitioners of national and international standing to establish and develop the core concerns of your practice across a whole range of Fine Art practices.
WHEN: Commencing October 2013, the programme runs for 45 weeks and is delivered as three 15 week trimesters – October to January, February to June and June to September and is offered in both full-time and part-time mode. The application cycle is now open and the final deadline is the 26th April 2013.
CHARGES: Course fees for UK/EU students are £6,000 full-time or £3,000 part-time (based on completing the MA in two years). Course fees for International students are £10,535 full-time.Bath Spa University has an AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) studentship available for 2013-14 for students applying for MA Fine Art. Under the AHRC Block Grant: Capacity Building Scheme the studentship covers tuition fees (paid to the university) and a maintenance allowance (paid to the student in non-taxable quarterly instalments). You must apply by 26th April 2013.
APPLY: Applicants need a good undergraduate degree in Fine Art or its equivalent in terms of learning or experience. Fundamentally you will be selected on your ability, as demonstrated in a portfolio and interview, to succeed on the course. Application forms are available here and for any admissions enquiries please either email email@example.com or phone +44 (0)1225 875624. Applicants for an AHRC studentship must first have applied to, and been accepted for, MA Fine Art either unconditionally or conditionally. Full details can be found here. Please contact course director Roger Clarke, +44 (0)1225 875697.
Deadline: 26 September 2013
Organiser/employer: Bath Spa University
[ Added on 7 March 2013 ]
130 days to deadline
WHO: The goal is to train self motivated creative people capable of practising an art form professionally and of adapting to all the related jobs: communication (graphics, publishing, video-making and editing, etc.); art teaching; exhibition-related posts (exhibition curator, registrar, cultural mediator, etc.); industrial professions (design); theatre professions (stage, music, dance, etc.)
WHAT: Covering a total of 7000 square metres, the school provides its students with generous workspaces and technical facilities that are regularly modernised and re-equipped. It offers a Masters in Visual Arts that puts the emphasis on inventiveness and creativity; these characteristics hinge, of course, on numerous opportunities for encounter and exchange, which is why the spirit of the school is one of outreach and receptivity. The programme involves study, research and constantly evolving teaching methods aimed at stimulating thinking, curiosity and open-mindedness, triggering wide-ranging discussions and making the necessary connection between practice and critical analysis. Diplomas/Degrees available - DNAP: National Degree in Visual Arts; art major; 3 years; bachelor level. DNSEP: Postgraduate Degree in Visual Expression; art major; DNAP + 2 years; masters level.
WHEN: Entrance examination deadlines: 2 sessions > April enrolment: 2 January – 4 April 2013. September enrolment: until 1st September 2013.
CHARGES: The Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Art in Bourges occupies a handsome 17th-century building in the heart of this city in central France, two hours from Paris.
APPLY: More details on the website.
Deadline: 1 September 2013
Organiser/employer: Ecole Nationale Sup'rieure d'Art de Bourges (ENSA Bourges)
[ Added on 4 March 2013 ]
105 days to deadline
WHO: Artists working in all media (except photography).
WHAT: An ‘open’ exhibition accepting entries in all media (except photography). This exhibition attracts entries from talented artists across the UK.
WHEN: Exhibition: 6-29 June 2013. Deadline for entries: 4.00pm, 29 May 2013. Delivery of artworks: 10.30am-1.00pm, 2 June 2013.
PAYMENTS: First prize is £1,000.
CHARGES: £19 entry fee for one item, £32 for two items, £40 for 3 items.
APPLY: Download the application pack from our website from 8 April 2013.
Deadline: 29 May 2013
Organiser/employer: Royal Birmingham Society Of Artists (RBSA)
[ Added on 25 February 2013 ]
10 days to deadline
WHO: Young sculptors, painters and printmakers.
WHAT: The Heatherley School of Fine Art is inviting applications from young artists for bursaries. This applies to the two year Figurative Sculpture Diploma, the Portrait Diploma and the Painting & Printmaking Diploma 2013-15.
WHEN: Closing date for submissions: 1st June 2013.
PAYMENTS: Worth up to £14,600.
APPLY: For further details please contact the office by email, on 020 7351 4190 at 75 Lots Road, Chelsea, London SW10 0RN or visit the website.
Deadline: 1 June 2013
Organiser/employer: Heatherley School of Fine Art
[ Added on 15 February 2013 ]
13 days to deadline