Open Calls Ending Soon

Every Thursday we issue featured opportunities for creatives ending soon, find below a list of handpicked open calls with deadlines before next Sunday 8 August.

Visit our Resources page for a more comprehensive list of work, callouts and funding available to artists.


Open Calls for Creatives

House of Flava → July/August 2021 **
Paid opportunity for QTIPOC and QTIPOC-Disabled identifying dancers and movement-based artists based in Yorkshire. House of Flava are looking for an artists to collaborate with on a long term project with Yorkshire Dance. All dance/movement styles are welcome. Email houseofflava@gmail.com for more information.

Exchange Square Residency → ends 30 July **
Tees Valley Arts and Navigator North as part of Middlesbrough Cultural Partnership are seeking an artist who will be “resident” to Exchange Square over a 12-month period, exploring the hidden heritage narratives of this place and the communities who continue to use it.

Digital Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata → ends 31 July
The Alliance française du Bengale with Institut français en Inde, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata, Alliance Française du Bengale, Consolato Generale d'Italia and the British Council, in collaboration with Kolkata based gallery CIMA and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in New Delhi, are organising the fourth interdisciplinary Indo-European Residency Project Kolkata. In 2021, for the first time, the residency will be designed on a digital platform, thus ensuring that the residency will take place notwithstanding the prevailing COVID situation. The digital platform aims to reflect all the elements that give the participants the feel of actually experiencing the city of Kolkata. The residency will last for nine weeks and is planned to start from mid-September 2021.
The opportunity will enable one artist from each hosting country (Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy and India) to work and explore Kolkata together. The artists will work and explore the city together for eight weeks. This is made possible through a digital platform that is being specially designed for the residency. 

Spectrum Art Award 2022 → apply by 31 July
The Spectrum Art Award is open to all UK autistic adults (aged 18 and above) and for work in any medium.

Fact Together: Online Commissioning → 1 August
FACT is inviting artists living or working in the North of England to create new digital work in the latest round of its FACT Together commissioning scheme. FACT Together will offer 4 early-career artists a grant of £2500 each plus a production budget to develop an idea that will be presented online. FACT is funded by Arts Council England and Liverpool City Council. FACT Together 2021 is presented in collaboration with Hervisions, supported by The Granada Foundation.

35th Stuttgart Filmwinter → 1 August
The Stuttgart Filmwinter - Festival for Expanded Media is looking for current positions in the areas of short and experimental film, installations, network culture, audiovisual performances and live acts.

Creative Youth: Creative Talent Programme → 1 August
Seeking to support emerging artists or companies from outside of London/ M25 and/or who identify as D/deaf or disabled or neurodiverse with:
- £2,000 to develop a piece of creative work
– Support across a year of activity with inclusion in International Youth Arts Festival
– Support from a bespoke, art-form specific, industry mentor
– Access to free office space (when available to CY)

South London Gallery Postgraduate Residency → 2 August **
Open submission six-month live-in residency which enables the production of a new body of work and a rare opportunity for an early-career artist to exhibit within an internationally renowned institution.

Zao Tang - Pop Up Gallery On Asian Arts And Feminism → 2 August **
This call is primarily open to artists working with film and digital arts with an interest/approach/research centred on the relationship between Feminism and the Asian Identity. It is open to artists of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines, including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. Individual, collaborative or editorial projects are eligible. Submission is free. Presented by STIGMA x Local Collective. Supported by Arts Council England

Metal Residencies → 2 August
Metal is delighted to announce a call-out for its 2021/2022 Artist-in-Residence programme, offering 21 opportunities to creatives who live and/or work locally to us. The offer is to enable a short period of focused research and development time for a new project or line of enquiry – or for a project or body of work that is already underway. The opportunity is open to artists working in any art form and whilst it is not compulsory, we do have a particular interest in artists and ideas that respond in some way to Place – for example, through connections with people, passions, histories, landscape or other particularity of the places and communities that we are part of.
Applicants can be individuals/collaborations/collectives and must be based in our local areas – i.e: Peterborough or Cambridgeshire and surrounding villages; all boroughs of the Liverpool City Region; or South Essex (Basildon, Brentwood, Castle Point, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea Borough, Thurrock).

George Blunden Public Art Prize → 6 August **
For the first time, Stonewater is launching its own public art prize to give talented artists from all over the country – both established and emerging – who are producing ground-breaking and innovative artworks the chance to deliver a series of pieces that can sit proudly on its development schemes. The winning artist will be commissioned to create public art for five of Stonewater’s developments and awarded the prize of £75,000 for their creativity, project management and scoping out the pieces. Each commission will be allocated a separate budget for delivering and executing the public art, covering costs such as the fabrication, build, transportation and materials to create the public art.

The Sustainable Darkroom: Photographic Garden → 8 August **
This is a paid research and development opportunity with The Sustainable Darkroom.  Looking for a small group to help create a photographic garden. The individuals will have the support of relevant scientists, horticulturists and artists across the year to help and advise with aspects of the research. Supported by East Street Arts, funded by TBA.


Useful information for artists

The Artquest Exchange Salon → Apply for the first salon by 9 August **
The Artquest Exchange Salon is a new online seminar programme that combines ongoing peer-to-peer feedback on work with presentations and insight from art world professionals. Two groups each focused on painting or activism & social change, will meet regularly from August 2021 – May 2022.


Work opportunities

ACAVA Property Manager → 29 August **
ACAVA is one of the largest affordable workspace providers in the UK, with a portfolio of 20 buildings, several exhibition spaces and workshops located in London, Essex and Stoke-on-Trent that support a community of 500 practitioners. We are looking for a Property Manager to help us to look after our portfolio.

Cinenova Freelance Project Coordinator → 29 July
The role of the Project Coordinator would undertake the responsibility of managing the administration involved in: overseeing the digitisation of ten works from the collection; working with the organisation Collective Text to caption the films; liaising with the ten commissioned responders; and working with the ten UK arts organisations involved in the national tour, including a strand at the ICA to the mark the anniversary.