With all eyes on Rio for the Olympics, the news is filled with stories of Herculean endeavour and achievement. It’s hard not to feel inspired. Why not channel that into your own work, and put your name forward for some of these great new opportunities. 


Top Drawer | Craft

Designers and makers – get the chance to showcase your work to top retailers as they prepare to make their buying decisions for the year. If you applied to our recent Story Dots call, take a look at this.

London contemporary art prize

A great way to establish yourself on the London art scene. 12 months representation with LCA Gallery and a month-long exhibition in 2017, as well as £1000 for the winner and a chance to sell your work.

Illustration Opportunity

Like the dark, spooky fairytales of the Brothers Grimm? Reading Room Publishing are looking for an illustrator to put a new spin on their stories, with a £100 prize on offer. A good one for students and illustrators at the start of their careers.

Public art call

A huge project in China’s Lujiazui Harbour that will transform it into a huge site of public art. Winners will have their work displayed permanently, and receive $12,000 cash prize.

Oil Painting Opportunity

Are you a painter working with oils? The Royal Institute of Oil Painters are taking open submissions for an upcoming exhibition, a great chance to sell your work.

Outdoors arts for London

Arts network Circulate are offering a £10,000 commission for London artists to create a new piece of outdoor work that could then be toured. A two year residency is also on offer for the winner.

Brave New World exhibit

The Leontia Gallery are looking for open calls for their new exhibition “Brave New World”. Artists are encouraged to submit work on their vision for the future, be that dystopian or utopian.

Jerwood Open Call

This commissioning initiative offers advice and support for early-career makers looking to develop their work and further their practice.

Six month residency

Gasworks gallery are seeking an artist-in-residence for six months, to create work focused around the advancement of participation in a contemporary art setting.


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