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Art Map London; art community, gallery reviews, and creative opportunities in London

Published: 22/09/2015  

This month CuratorSpace speaks with Jenny Judova from Art Map London. We find out how and why she set it up, what services the organisation offers artists to artists and curators, what their plans are for the future, and how you can get involved.

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Lara Goodband

Independent Art Curator working with artists to explore museum collections and unusual places & spaces. I create new arts projects through participatory practice. I am a Lead Artist of Sea Swim www.seaswim.co.uk and Curator of Sea Swim's touring exhibition Head Above...

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Upcoming opportunity

Saltaire Festival Open Gardens Sculpture Trail 2016

Deadline: 27/06/2016   Location: Bradford  

An opportunity to showcase sculpture, ceramics and glass for sale or commission within a popular Open Gardens Trail as part of the annual Saltaire Festival. Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September 2016

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Makers Fair at Saltaire Festival 2016

Deadline: 27/06/2016   Location: Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire  

Call for artists and designer/makers working in a wide range of craft disciplines, to exhibit at the Makers Fair at Saltaire Festival, taking place from 10-11 September 2016 in gorgeous Victoria Hall at the heart of The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire. We are looking to select and showcase high-quality, innovative work in ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, artists' books, paper, leather, wood, furniture, plastics, fashion textiles and accessories, printmaking and mixed media.

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The Tetley

The Tetley is a centre for contemporary art and learning in a landmark heritage building.

Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place for the development of artistic talent. Working with a spectrum of early career and established artists based in...

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monoCHROMA: Black & White Issue

Deadline: 27/06/2016   Location: LONDON  

CHROMA is a curation of visual thought and exists both as space and document  It acts as a platform for elaboration and articulation, exploring the narrative potential of aesthetic and visual arrangement The published and exhibited results are amalgamations of open submissions CHROMA produces experiments in chromatic language

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The Ten Human Years Of Preta Eshana

Deadline: 30/06/2016   Location:   

Open call for Musicians, writers and artists. Experimental vinyl album project due for release 2018

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Left Bank Leeds

Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts venue set an amazing Grade II* listed former church building. Our mission is to preserve our amazing venue in order to inspire and empower our community via a sustainable programme of arts and events that promotes creativity, connection and...

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Open Call — PUSK Digital Arts Festival

Deadline: 30/06/2016   Location: Vladivostok  

PUSK is a non-profit annual festival of light technology and digital arts in Vladivostok (Russia)

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The Annex Collection £500 Acquisition Award (TACUK)

Deadline: 30/06/2016   Location: , Surrey  

The Annex Collection £500 Acquisition Award supports artists with a small injection of funds to assist with the continuation of practice. Open to submissions from artists working across all mediums.

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East Street Arts

East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation in Leeds. Our mission is to focus on the development of artists through our events programme, membership activities, professional development and studio/facility provision.

Patrick Studios is a bespoke venue for artists and provides...

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News article

Free curator programme and networking events at the Manchester Contemporary 2015

Published: 15/09/2015  

This year the Manchester Contemporary will be running a curator programme giving art professionals a chance to network with their peers and get an inside look at the event.

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Upcoming opportunity

Open Call #2 - The iPhone Residency

Deadline: 30/06/2016   Location: Your City / Town  

The iPhone residency is an experimental curational project looking at contemporary modes of living in relation to technology and its possible implications. Using a designated device as the location of an artistic residency, it will provide a platform for a number of artists to each individually create and exhibit a body of work. This opportunity is for our second residency position.

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NOMAD SPIRIT - A visual performance art project in Mongolia

Deadline: 30/06/2016   Location: Ulaanbaatar  

Mongolian Contemporary Art Support Association (MCASA) has launched an international call for the engagement of a curator and an artist for the performance art project NOMAD SPIRIT, to be organized in Mongolia. The project is funded by Swiss Development Agency and MCASA.

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Berwick Visual Arts

Berwick Visual Arts is an initiative managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, which also manages The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.

We are committed to developing a welcoming and engaging environment of exceptional, ambitious visual art to inspire, challenge and encourage learning and...

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Koumaria Resdiency 2016 Open Call

Deadline: 01/07/2016   Location: Sparta  

Since 2009 the artist collective Medea Electronique has organized an annual 10-day experimental artist residency, Koumaria, near Sparta in Greece (the village of Sellasia), focusing on improvisation and new media practices. New-media artists from all over the world, inspired by the Greek natural landscape, come together to create a multicultural and cross-media ‘dialogue’ culminating in a collective presentation both locally and in Athens at the end of the residency. Past residents have formed lasting friendships and new artistic partnerships. For us the residency serves as a model for future creative collaborations.

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The Auxiliary: Open call for Artist-in-Residence programme

Deadline: 01/07/2016   Location: Stockton-on-Tees, Durham  

Now accepting applications for our 2016/17 programme.

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Creative Arts Hub / Batley Art Gallery

Mark Milnes is a practising Artist and Curator/Arts Development Worker. He worked as Development Officer for Mirfield’s West Yorkshire Print Workshop from 2007 to 2011, and has managed the exhibitions programme at Batley Art Gallery since 2005. Mark is Artistic Director of Creative Arts...

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The Book

Deadline: 01/07/2016   Location: , West Yorkshire  

'The Book' is an ongoing curatorial project which invites artists working in new media and performance to work straight into a hand bound publication.

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Inspiring Lancashire: an artist commission

Deadline: 04/07/2016   Location:   

Marketing Lancashire has successfully secured funding from Arts Council England Lottery Funded Grants For the Arts programme to commission an artist with experience of working in the public realm to produce an ambitious piece of work that will be presented outdoor at a number of cultural events across Lancashire in Autumn 2016.

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Theresa Easton

Theresa Easton’s art practice has a history connected with printmaking and its associated materials and processes including paper, etched metal, screen printed glass and more recently book making. Zines, posters & chap...

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*Dancing Girl Emoji*: An Exploration of Presentation and Representation Online

Deadline: 08/07/2016   Location: Nottingham  

In August 2016, Delta Sorority will be programming a series of public-facing events at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham. The programme will consider our collaborative research into the impact of the technological progression of communication and the rise of social media platforms, looking in depth at notions of the new-age narcissist, the digital facade, and the potential for emojis to facilitate transcultural communication. Through this open call, we are looking for artists to take part in a digital residency that will accompany the programme of events. Existing within a purpose-built website, the residency will provide artists with the opportunity to create and broadcast a new body of work.

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News article

CuratorSpace and Axisweb team up

Published: 12/08/2015  

We’re always looking for ways to improve our service and to deliver more to our members. To this end, Curatorspace and Axisweb have teamed up in what they hope will be the first of many ventures. The current arrangement allows open calls listed on CuratorSpace to be automatically sent to Axisweb, where they can be reviewed and included in Axisweb listings.

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"The Beautiful is always bizarre" exhibition @ Cupola Contemporary Art Submissions Wanted

Deadline: 11/07/2016   Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire  

"The beautiful is always bizarre" - Charles Baudelaire.

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Nostell, National Trust

Nostell : Work'd by hand.

In our archives, in a box, bundled with faded invoices, receipts and drawings is 11 year-long daybook of accounts. It was presented by Joseph Rose, master plasterer, as a bill for his work at Nostell from 1766 to 1777 and includes an instruction...

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Lancaster BID Illuminate commission

Deadline: 18/07/2016   Location: Lanaster, Lancashire  

Artists are invited to submit proposals for a street-based or windows-based light art project, Illuminate, funded by Lancaster Business Improvement District (BID). Taking place in the city centre, Illuminate will also be part of Light Up Lancaster Festival 2016. We are keen to hear from artists, groups of artists or organisations who want to work with our local businesses and communities to create something special in Lancaster's streets and/or shop windows during Autumn 2016.

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Kirkstall Public Art Commission - Leeds

Deadline: 22/07/2016   Location: Leeds  

The Tetley is working in partnership with Leeds City Council to commission a new public artwork in the community of Kirkstall. It will be sited on an area of landscaping in front of the Kirkstall Leisure Centre at the crossroads between Abbey Lane, Kirkstall Lane, Bridge Road and Kirkstall Road. We wish to appoint a contemporary artist or artists as the principal lead on the commission.

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The Art House

The Art House provide Time, Space and Support for artists to develop their work and connect with audiences.

We do this through:

  • Residencies and artist commissions
  • Artist Mentoring, focused on artist development
  • Artist-led sharing of best...

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Please Use Text Messaging Only

Deadline: 31/07/2016   Location: , Gloucestershire  

Please Use Text Message Only is an extended communication requiring three volunteers. The interaction takes place in real time, each participant is supplied with a pre-paid mobile phone and a profile of each person they are in contact with. The interactive piece aims to explore the interplay of mediated communication and human empathy. The interaction is unscripted and unfolds as a natural consequence of participation. Volunteers will be required to commit to communicate for a period of ten days.

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Window Project

Deadline: 01/08/2016   Location: London, London  

Open Call for emerging artists to present their work in the window space of Gazelli Art House, on 39 Dover Street, London.

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The Exchange @ Brunswick East

The Exchange is an independent bookstore formed from an (ever growing) collection of independently produced artists books, zines and comics from over 50 artists and arts collectives. All items within the collection are available for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists (it’s...

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Open Call - Rolling Deadline

Deadline: 05/08/2016   Location: GLASGOW, Lanarkshire  

Phew is an island off the coast of Glasgow, accessible year-round and only five minutes from the city centre. In the interest of leaving windows open Phew has a rolling call for proposals. These proposals may be for one-off events or for longer running exhibitions and projects.

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LittlesMarket, 29 October 2016

Deadline: 15/08/2016   Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian  

The Fruitmarket Gallery introduces a new one day fair for children and families to its successful annual markets programme.

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News article

Artists' Union England celebrate their first birthday

Published: 28/04/2015  

Launched on 1st May 2014, Artist Union England started with 12 founding members. It now has over 500, and represents and provides support to visual and applied artists and artists with socially engaged practices. Their aim is to present artists at a strategic decision-making level, and to positively influence the role artists play within society.

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Saltaire Inspired

Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and...

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Light Night 2016 - Call for Volunteers

Deadline: 01/09/2016   Location: Leeds  

Light Night Needs You! The Arts Development Team at Leeds City Council are looking for a team of enthusiastic volunteers for the next annual Light Night Leeds festival.

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Tiny Library * CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS *

Deadline: 29/09/2016   Location: Multiple (Europe)  

Reusing cassette carry cases for the purpose of housing and distributing small handmade booklets, zines and mix-tapes of varied topics across Europe.

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Cupola Contemporary Art

Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo...

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Threads - Women's History Month 2017

Deadline: 30/11/2016   Location: London  

Artists are invited to submit work that explore the diverse strands we spin in our lives. The threads that connects us through our experiences, humanity, gender, friendship and relationship; across the division of country, culture, language, religion and much more. To explore the rich tapestry woven from the myriad experiences of our individual lives.

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Re-imagining the Laws of England

Deadline: 01/01/2017   Location:   

An exhibition of artists' books seeking touring venues. Twenty-seven redundant volumes of "Halsbury's Statutes" transformed into works of art by artists who responded to a call from the Sidney Nolan Trust (www.sidneynolantrust.org). Available from July 2015 to end 2017. Exhibition designed to be relevant to the Magna Carta 800 celebrations in 2015 & 2017.

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Glug Leeds

Glug is a series of events for the design and creative community. Our showcase event is held in London but there are now many other events around the world.

Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well attended...

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Header images for CuratorSpace

Deadline: Ongoing   Location:   

CuratorSpace are looking for exciting images of artworks to feature on our social media and web platforms.

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The Stalls Makers Market - Open Call For Artists & Makers

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

The Stalls are looking for talented artists and makers to take part in our Makers Market in the heart of Leeds city centre.

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West Studios

As Chesterfields newest Arts Centre, West Studios aims to provide a creative space for the creative community offering an inspiring and contemporary atmosphere within Chesterfields old boys Grammar School on Sheffield Road.

Through regular workshops, creative groups, exhibitions and...

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News article

New art agency ARTbound Community aims to help artists sell more work

Published: 28/04/2015  

ARTbound Community is an organisation that aims to nurture and enhance the creative career paths of artists, and other creative practitioners, by offering advice, support, and creating participatory opportunities and events.

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GaleriaZero - Temporal studio rental for artists

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: Barcelona  

We are offering temporal studios for photo-shooting, art creation (only clean techniques like installation, drawing, digital art, film...) in the center of Barcelona near Plaza Cataluña and Paseo de Gracia .

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Brighton Film Club

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: Brighton, East Sussex  

Brighton Film Club is a monthly short film night. We are looking for short films and animations.

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The Biscuit Factory Gallery

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces set over two floors display a range of exciting contemporary art, sculpture, original prints and...

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Artist run bookshop seeking independently published artist books

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: London, London  

The Exchange @ Brunswick East is an artist led project in an artist led space. The Exchange is a space which facilitates artists connecting with the general public though book or 'bound' form. We are seeking independently published works whether that be in the form of a book, comic, zine, essentially any works (written, visual or both!) that are bound, to feature within our coffee shop bookstore based in Dalston, London.

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CoCA Shop

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: York, North Yorkshire  

York Art Gallery is currently undergoing a major £8 million development project and reopens in Summer 2015. We will also launch our Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) which aims to encourage the understanding and enjoyment of British studio ceramics. A new retail space is being created at the first floor entrance to CoCA which offers the opportunity to sell good quality ceramics to visitors.

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WE ARE

WE ARE a Wakefield based social enterprise providing a platform for emerging creatives through collaborative projects.

WE ARE focused on encouraging and growing Wakefield’s creative scene. We do this through curating events and exhibitions that engage people with the Arts and by...

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Little Shambles BIG ART

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: York  

Artists ,designers makers selling directly to the public. Art in the Market bringing art into the heart of York city on the last Sunday of every month. Live music, street food stalls, demonstrations, workshops.

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Leeds City Council

The Arts Development Team runs a funding scheme and a programme of cultural events throughout the year.  

Our aim is to:

  • CREATE opportunities for local people to take part in the cultural life of the city;
  • SUPPORT local artists and arts organisations working in...

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News article

Planning an open call for an exhibition, residency, commission, etc?

Published: 14/04/2015  

CuratorSpace is not another listings site, it's a submission management system. We've also added new features to make managing your submissions even easier.

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