We’re taking time out from #InternationalCatDay (absolutely a real thing and not something we made up) to bring you new creative opportunities, calls to submission and competitions for creatives to get involved with. A good excuse to paws* for thought, particularly if you’re feline** lucky.

Artist Residency - PLAYA

This artist’s retreat in South Central Oregon is a beautiful, picturesque location to go and work. They’re looking for applications from artists, scientists, naturalists, and individuals involved in any form of creative research.

Call for Feminist Art

Twilight Gallery always hosts thought-provoking exhibitions — this is sure to be no different. National and international women artists working in any medium will be considered for this call for feminist-themed works, with LGBTQ and women of colour strongly encouraged to apply.

Creative Opportunities
Film Africa Art Call

Film Africa are looking for emerging contemporary artists to design the look and feel of their upcoming festival. A great cash incentive, as well as excellent exposure to be a part of this wide-reaching festival.

Political Art Call

Foundry Arts Centre are asking you to get on your soapbox and speak to the issues that matter to you. Open to all art mediums, with three cash prizes on offer.

Creative Writing Award

The good folks at Aesthetica Magazine have opened up their creative writing award once more, looking for the best in poetry and short fiction. Great opportunity for emerging writers.

Contemporary Art Call

Arts group Bad Behaviour are hosting an open call for contemporary works from emerging artists, with a £250 prize and a chance to exhibit your work at their gallery in Brixton.

Open call for tapestries

West Dean Tapestry Studio is hosting the only open call tapestry commission in the UK in 2016. There’s a three week residency opportunity, and the winner will have their work woven by the studio, which is pretty great.

Japan Media Arts Festival

All forms of art are being considered for this festival, with a special focus on entries that display new forms of expression reflecting our present time. There’s a lot of prizes available, so make sure to get involved.

**not sorry