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31st January 2021

The Abbey Scholarship and Fellowships in Painting

Abbey Awards offer all expenses paid residencies at the British School at Rome for artists showing exceptional merit and promise. The Abbey Scholarship offers one annual nine month residency for an ea… Continue Reading The Abbey Scholarship and Fellowships in Painting

Open deadline

Black Artists Grant

The Black Artists Grant is £1,500 given out monthly to black artists in the UK, with each artist selected receiving £500 each.The BAG is no-strings attached financial support to help the selected arti… Continue Reading Black Artists Grant

31st January 2021

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

The seventh year of the internationally successful Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize is open for entries! The prize is open to artists working across all genres, styles and backgrounds. Artists who enter… Continue Reading Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2021

1st February 2021

Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowships 2021

The Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowships aim to encourage new research on the work, ideas, and creative legacies of Nancy Holt and Robert Smithson. The Fellowship Program is open to graduate… Continue Reading Holt/Smithson Foundation Research Fellowships 2021

14th February 2021

Dover Art Prize 2021

The Dover Prize 2021 has launched with a prize fund of £17,500 to support excellence and experimentation in the arts, and is available to artists and creative practitioners from across the UK. Applica… Continue Reading Dover Art Prize 2021

15th February 2021

World Illustration Awards 2021

This year The AOI, in partnership with USA-based Directory of Illustration, will be celebrating great illustration from across the globe, with an emphasis on supporting illustrators many of whom have… Continue Reading World Illustration Awards 2021

27th February 2021

Solo Residency at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop in London

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is offering one artist access for three months to one of its studio spaces. The successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the… Continue Reading Solo Residency at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop in London

1st March 2021

Kresen Kernow Public Art Commission

This is a call for artists interested in applying for a visual public art commission being offered by Cornwall Council for Kresen Kernow, the new archive centre in Redruth. Funded by Arts Council Engl… Continue Reading Kresen Kernow Public Art Commission

5th March 2021

International Belfast Photo Festival

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artists/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery  and have their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2022 Photo Schwiez… Continue Reading International Belfast Photo Festival

31st March 2021

London Art Biennale 2021

Applications are now open for the 5th edition of the London Art Biennale commencing in 2021. A celebration of modern art, and a calling for artists from all over the world with every stylistic choice… Continue Reading London Art Biennale 2021

31st March 2021

Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2021-22

The Mark Tanner Sculpture Award is unique in its combination of offering both £8000 in financial support towards the production of new work and a solo exhibition to an exceptional emerging sculptor. T… Continue Reading Mark Tanner Sculpture Award 2021-22

27th April 2021

The Royal Photographic Society – International Photography Exhibition

The worldwide open-call is now open for the 163rd edition of the International Photography Exhibition. Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, are invited to submit work for exhibition. Submissio… Continue Reading The Royal Photographic Society – International Photography Exhibition

Open deadline

Cement Fields – Development Support for Visual Artists

Due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the livelihoods of artists, Cement Fields would like to offer informal, practical advice and support to help visual artists navigate this difficult period. Whe… Continue Reading Cement Fields – Development Support for Visual Artists

Open deadline

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme

The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme will support 50 salaried jobs in arts and cultural organisations across the UK, for individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds. The programme is de… Continue Reading The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme