Silence... - Exhibition Open Call for Artists

Deadline: 20/05/2024

City: Online  |  Region: Merseyside  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Joshua Norwood

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Silence... is an exhibition and a publication surrounding the theme and concept of silence or stillness- what it means in art for silence and how it is portrayed. We encourage you to take the idea as conceptually or literally as possible, as it is a form of creative research on how art can be silent.

The exhibition will be held online on our gallery site and promoted through social media (Instagram, X and LinkedIn).

A publication (as Silence will be the second issuance of the Material Issue) will be created, printed and sent to participating artists.

We will sell a very limited amount of these issues through our website store (as we will give up to 5 copies to the artists; or more based on surplus!).

Successful participants:

  • Receive a copy (or multiple copies) of the zine/publication sent to their address.
  • Are published within the publication and be a part of the publication's online exhibition on
  • Be a part of the exhibition catalogue and our upcoming archive.


  • No Submission fee.
  • Application fee: If accepted, you must pay £20 (base fee for up to 3 artworks). £5 each for any extra artwork after the third (I.e. 3 extra artworks would require you to pay £15 more). You can either pay through our website or PayPal, and we will send you a message about this in due time. 

The application fee helps us pay for website upkeep and the numerous costs accrued by our gallery, as well as to help us upgrade our website and social presence. It also pays for the printing as we are printing in high quality (see below):

The publication is A5, staple-bound and 200gsm inside and 350gsm cover paper. You can also request multiple copies without extra charge; please get in touch with us before we send them out so that we can accommodate this. 

The exhibition will be held from the 24th of May to the 7th of June 2024. The publication should be printed by the end of May and shipped off at the start of June.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Do not send anything that could be deemed discriminatory or hateful to any group of people.
  • Make sure that your work can be displayed in a digital format and is a high-quality image and give a thorough description of the work and your artist statement.
  • You also give us permission to post work you have sent onto our website, YouTube channel, articles and social media. We retain the right to remove your work from our website for whatever reason(s).

Terms and Conditions:

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone can apply as long as your submission relates to the theme.
When is the deadline?
20th of May 2024.
How many works can I submit?
Up to 12.
How much does it cost?
See fees section of the open call description.
Are there payments to artists?
Is there a private view / opening?
There is no opening as it is an online exhibition.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Promotion via social media, online and SEO. If applicable, a part of our physical publication will be sold through our website and/or participating organisations. Along with multiple copies sent to the artist and a digital catalogue and archived onto our artistic archive database.
Do I need to be present?
Where will my venue be listed?
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will send you a message! Once you've paid the submission fee you'll be in the exhibition!
What are the selection criteria?
Based on the relation to the theme.

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