Choose the right talent for your
residencies

Make gathering, reviewing & managing submissions fun!

A FEW OF OUR INCREDIBLE CLIENTS

Focus on talent, not admin

Zealous automates every step of your process so you can focus on finding the right candidates for your residencies.

Planning
Submissions
Judging
Selection
Archive
1. Planning

Your residency in minutes

  • Customisable application & selection process

  • Automate key dates & emails

  • Your branded page – no coding required

  • Let candidates best portray their skills with limitless rich media

  • Supplement marketing with our network

  • Draft at any time, publish when you’re ready

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Shortlisting
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2. Submissions

Delight candidates

  • Let candidates edit applications until close

  • Accept any kind of media (images, videos, 3D models…)

  • Save applicants time, with project reuse

  • Boost submissions with automatic reminders

  • View real-time progress from your dashboard

  • Access all candidates contact details

3. Judging

Engage with stakeholders

  • Invite your team / trustees to judge

  • Remove bias with anonymous judging

  • Assess candidates in multiple rounds

  • Beautiful and simple judging journey

  • Involve your community with public voting

  • Environmentally friendly (no paper!)

4. Selection

Pick the right candidate

  • Directly contact applicants at any time

  • Easily mix digital & real-world selection

  • Access applicants information from anywhere

  • View candidates full portfolio

  • Easily search for specific candidates

  • Save time, automate result emails

Candidate #378

2,805 votes

Candidate #232

1,763 votes

Candidate #012

1,003 votes

Candidate #511

1,980 votes

Candidate #487

806 votes

5. Archive

Easy Archiving & Analysis

  • Download a PDF archive of submissions

  • Compare old residencies to current ones

  • Access an online archive of past calls for free

  • Secure, encrypted connection

  • GDPR compliant

A few of the amazing things our clients say about us

  • Ryo Tabusa (Digital Manager)
    Shakespeare's Globe
    We are incredibly grateful to Zealous for making our searching and selection process so simple and straightforward; both for our designer and digital partners. We look forward to working with Zealous again
  • Frida Green (Campaigns Manager)
    Pavillion Books
    Zealous made the whole process easier for our student award, from submissions to judging, and the team were super friendly and supportive throughout
  • Eleni Duke (Founder)
    Curious Duke Gallery
    We were really happy with the usability of the site and received a lot of feedback on how streamlined it was. We’re thrilled with the coverage and support that we received from Zealous throughout the entire process.
  • Paola Lucente (Director)
    Procreate Project
    It’s been a pleasure to work with Zealous. The system is easy to use and intuitive for participants, judges and administrators. The dashboard is clear and allowed me to quickly manage the entire process, especially the final judging.
  • Ian Robinson (Facilities Manager)
    DP World
    We were looking for designers to carry out designs for our Reception and Staff breakout areas. I was greatly impressed with the professionalism and the end results. I would not hesitate to recommend Zealous.
  • Sally Shaw (Director)
    Firstsite
    Zealous proved critical to the success of our region-wide photography competition. They created an appropriate platform for us to manage over 1000 entries. Anticipating problems, finding solutions and always being there. Amazing.
  • Davide Mengoli (Director)
    FloatArt
    We’re using Zealous for a second year running. The site is a good way to receive applications, with all the important data we need about the applicants accessible in one place. This makes the decision process much easier and quicker.
  • Kieran Jay Johnson (Founder)
    IAM Castings
    From the interface to the easy to read analytics, the whole process was a breeze. We liked that we could get all the candidates information in a spreadsheet with direct links to the images. I will be using Zealous again.
  • Jaclyn Bell (Community Engagement)
    British Science Association
    Zealous is great and I would definitely be keen to use it again.  It straightforward and was surprised by the number of entries in such a short space of time. The site is user-friendly and opens doors to artists we would previously be unaware of.
  • The Greenrooms Team
    Green Rooms Hotel
    Zealous are an absolute pleasure to work with. They curated a very exciting exhibition that we held at Green Rooms. The team are a credit to the organisation and I am very excited to collaborate with them again in the future!
  • Nuala O’Sullivan (Director)
    Women Over 50's Film Festival
    We put out a call for our short film festival on Zealous. receiving entries from filmmakers in France, Italy, Belgium, the UK, Canada, the US, and New Zealand.  We found the Zealous family enthusiastic, helpful and supportive.
  • Valerie Seager (Founder)
    Richard Seager Annual Arts Award
    Zealous was recommended to me. They have been incredibly supportive of the vision behind the Award and have been a joy to work with. Both Butterfly Conservation and the Award team are delighted with the outcome.
  • Geraldine Atger (Creative Producer)
    Ugly Duck
    The best thing was to be able to call Zealous and everyone seemed very interested; always helped and checked up on us.
  • The TSIP Team
    The Social Innovation Partnership
    Zealous were great to work with. They were open and flexible in supporting us, with guidance at every step.  They put us in touch with some fantastic candidates to work with in the future!
  • Lana Hersak, Project Manager/Business Advisor
    NWES
    Zealous are a real pleasure to work with. Both the front and the back end of the platform are very easy to use, and we received excellent feedback on the application process from both the applicants and the judges.  Should you get stuck, their knowledgeable staff are always at hand to answer any questions. Highly recommended!

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