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5 min read - Thurday 17th February 2022 

Open Call Opportunities Outside of London

By Alex Greer



Image description: Image reads ‘Open Call Opportunities Outside of London, Gatekeeper. x Short Supply’.
  1. SCREW GALLERY DEGREE SHOW 2022


Screw Gallery are hosting a degree show in August and are looking for participants. This applies to students who graduated in 2020, 2021, and also this year, who may have missed out on a physical degree show.


Send an expression of interest to screwgallery@gmail.com.


https://www.instagram.com/p/CY1FjLMouQQ/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

2. Birmingham Design Festival - Call for entries


Designers, speakers, practitioners – apply now to be part of BDF2022 (9th–11th June).


Submit your ideas for a talk/workshop/event and join BDF as they celebrate design throughout the city this summer.


Closes: 7th March 2022


https://birminghamdesignfestival.org.uk/festival/take-part/call-for-entries/

3. Arebyte’s Open Screen - open call


Call out for digital artists working online who self-identify as disabled.


Developed in partnership with Shape Arts, Open Screen is arebyte’s yearly open call for digital artists working online to be exhibited on their innovative online platform.


Each selected artist receives a £300 artist fee and curatorial support from arebyte


Closes: 7th March 2022



https://www.arebyte.com/open-screen

4. The Making Room Residency



In their continued commitment to supporting accessibility for all of Southampton’s visual artist community, ‘a space’ arts are offering a funded studio residency for four visual artists in the local area between 1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023 through a new ‘a space’ arts programme called the Making Room Residency.


Closes: 15th March 2022


https://aspacearts.org.uk/events/the-making-room-residency

5. Sculptors wanted for The Liverpool Plinth


Part of the Public Art Strategy in place in Liverpool’s Commercial District, The Liverpool Plinth is the Northern response to London’s Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth. Celebrating and platforming Northern sculptors, it is free to submit a proposal. The selected artist receives £1,000.


Closes: 1st April 2022


https://www.liverpoolbidcompany.com/sculptors-wanted-for-the-liverpool-plinth/

6. The Derby Print Open - Call for entries



Green Door Printmaking Studio is Derbyshire’s only open access artist studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. Striving to raise the profile of printmaking as a primary art form with a long and distinguished history.

£25 to apply.


Closes: 31st March 2022


https://www.derbyprintopen.org/dpo-2022/call-for-entries

7. Cotton On MCR - ‘In Manchester’ Open Call


‘In Manchester’ exhibition will show off how varied and incredible Manchester’s art scene is. Showcased in 100 Barbirolli Square, taking over the whole floor and filling it with incredible art.

Minimum £15 to apply scaling up to £35, dependant on how many pieces submitted.


Closes: Friday 25th March


https://cottononmcr.com/in-manchester-open-call-exhibition/

8. Middleground open call


Middleground focuses on the voices of mixed-race people.

If you identify as such and have a desire to tell or explore your racial identity and its meanings, ambivalences, and beauty, they want to hear from you.


Closes: April 3rd 2022


https://www.middlegroundmagazine.co.uk/submissions

9. DISTORT at The Old Red Bus Station - Open Call


They are calling local designers, illustrators, and artists to respond to and consider the ways in which human behaviours are controlled and manipulated within our society. Works will be exhibited in The Bus Station to coincide with the venue's 6th birthday celebration in March.


Closes: March 14th 2022


https://www.curatorspace.com/opportunities/detail/old-red-birthday/6014





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