About Zealous


Zealous simplifies the sourcing and curation of creative talent for your projects, jobs, residencies, exhibitions & more.

How it works

Create your Call

Create your opportunity in minutes and accept quality submissions from anywhere in the world.

Receive Submissions

Accept the best and brightest creatives with customised application forms and optional entry fees.

Manage Entries

View submissions and real-time stats, invite judges, confirm winners, and communicate with applicants all from one easy location.

A short history

2017

This year we’re putting creative talent into magazines with our Meet Series,and bringing organisations and creatives together (for meetups). We’ll continue our work in making your experience as easy as possible, helping you to source the right creatives and find the best opportunities. For real-time announcements, sign-up to our monthly newsletter.

2016

Molly Palmer wins the first-ever Zealous Visual Arts Prize, a paid competition for UK arts graduates; Zealous helped put 32 creative SME’s in front of the UK’s biggest cultural organisations through The Globe’s Interface initiative; the Zealous network hits 11,000 registered users, 4,000 submissions and over 300 calls.

2015

Zealous X returns for a second year, showcasing over 115 creatives and discussing the creative industry’s biggest challenges with 30 industry talks. More than 1,000 artists submit their work. 10,000 guests attend over 10 days.

Guy speaks at TEDx and highlights the importance of creativity to our society.

2014

Zealous extends its services and allows users to source creative talent for their events and projects through open calls and online judging. Within months, The Globe finds a graphic designer in Yorkshire and Edge of Arabia chooses two Middle Eastern / African artists from over 160 submissions.

2013

We host the first-ever Zealous X and showcasing 100 creatives on London’s South Bank. All talent is sourced entirely through Zealous, and 3,000 people visit over three days. Guy writes about creativity’s pivotal role in our economic future and is published in Forbes. The Zealous community clocks 2,000 creatives.

2012

Zealous hits 1,000 registrations and the company hires its first employee, who tends to the growing community. Zealous sets up its operations in a co-working space in Bethnal Green alongside creative freelancers. The site expands its creative user base by introducing collaboration and tagging team members in portfolios. This allows Zealous users to highlight one another for future collaborations and projects.

2011

Zealous is born from a need to unite the creative industries and spark collaborations, build opportunity access, and simplify the process of sourcing talent for projects.

The first version of Zealous is coded by its founder, Guy Armitage, and deployed from a coffee shop.

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