Why We Make Art

Deadline: 07/04/2024

City: Bridlington  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Sophie Walker

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Kreiva Gallery is accepting 2D artworks on the theme of Why We Make Art. Many artists feel that making art is necessary for them in life and that it is beneficial for their mental and emotional health and wellbeing. This exhibition is here to celebrate that. With this exhibition, I aim to highlight this creative drive which so many of us feel and bring it into the light. I believe that everyone would benefit from developing more creativity in their lives but so many people have a belief that they aren’t good at it or that art is something frivolous and unnecessary. So I aim to challenge and inspire by demonstrating what can be achieved and the beauty that can be created when we let a little creativity into our lives.

When you join Kreiva as an artist, we go beyond putting your art on walls. There are opportunities to connect with your audience, reach potential buyers online, offer online workshops, host talks and give interviews. Plus you can remain in the archive so you and your work can be found by art lovers long after your exhibition has finished.

Submissions are now OPEN for the May exhibition


Submission deadline is 7th April 2024 to submit up to five artworks. Only up to two will be selected.

Delivery deadline is 19th APRIL 2024.

Entries can be in any medium which can be hung on a wall. There are no geographical limits but please be aware that the gallery is in Yorkshire in the UK and artworks will need to be delivered and collected/returned by the artist (or by post/courier).

To apply to KREIVA , please read the following terms and conditions carefully.

It is free to submit to Kreiva. If you are invited to participate in an exhibition and you wish to proceed, there is a non-refundable administration and hanging fee of £40.00 per single artwork, or £60.00 for two*, which needs to be paid before you deliver or send your work.

The fee includes an addition to the website version of the exhibition where it will also be listed for sale, and the opportunity to share videos, workshops or interviews in the private section of the gallery newsletter.

The gallery will also take a commission of 30% of any sales so make sure you add that on to the price you wish to receive.

The costs of delivering and collecting artworks are the responsibility of the artist.

All work must be fully framed unless it is a stretched canvas, clip frames are not accepted. All work must be sufficiently and safely packaged. KREIVA cannot accept responsibility for any damages occurring in transit.

Artwork must be labelled clearly on the reverse with your name and artwork title. Please also include an arrow indicating which way up it is to be hung.

It is the responsibility of the artist to ensure your work is sufficiently insured.

  • The £40 fee is to cover gallery overheads. It is a necessary cost in order to keep the gallery open and running. If you would like to submit to an exhibition and the fee is completely impossible for you, please send the gallery a message. I don’t want anyone to be excluded as a result of their circumstances.

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
When is the deadline?
7th April 2024.
How many works can I submit?
You can submit up to five images of which up to two may be selected.
When is the delivery date?
19th APRIL 2024.
When do I need to collect my work?
Preferably as soon as you can after the exhibition but there is some discretion and flexibility.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit. If selected there is an admin and hanging fee of £40 for one artwork or £60 for two. This is a necessary cost to cover gallery overheads. If two of your artworks are selected it is fine to choose one or both of them to include.
Are there payments to artists?
Only if your work sells. The gallery will also take a commission of 30% of any sales so make sure you add that on to the price you wish to receive.
Is there a private view / opening?
There is a private view planned for Friday 25th April from 6-8pm.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Wednesday -Saturday 11-3
Tuesday and Sunday by appointment
Monday closed
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, there is a ramp to the front door and the gallery has level access to all areas.
Do I need to be present?

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