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 31 October.

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


Open Calls for Creatives

LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022 → 25 October
Talented artisans whose artistic vision, technical skill and determination to innovate will set new standards for the future of craft.

Apexart Open Call → 31 October
apexart is accepting exhibition proposals for its NYC Open Call until October 31, 2021. Five winning proposals will become apexart exhibitions presented at apexart’s NYC space as part of its 2022-23 exhibition season.

Spike Island: Call for UK-based Artists - Engagement Fellowship for Artists → 31 October
Spike Island and Creative Youth Network are pleased to invite applications from UK-based artists for a new Engagement Fellowship for Artists. This opportunity is part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance, supported by Arts Council England.

Spike Island: Call for South West-Based Curators → 31 October
Spike Island is pleased to invite applications from independent curators based in the South West of England to plan, create and deliver a programme of events as part of Spike Island’s Engagement programme throughout 2022. The proposal must include a variety of events, such as workshops, tours, talks and reading groups, developed in response to Spike Island’s Exhibitions programme. The programme should be aimed at people of all ages and backgrounds.

India-UK together → 31 October
British Council will be awarding grants to collaborative and co-created arts and culture project proposals between India and UK partners that offer positive opportunities to co-develop cross-cultural creative collaborations, skills and knowledge exchange and new artistic work with scope to tour in India in 2022- 2023.

Rural Arts: Seed Commission → 31 October
Rural Arts is making four seed commissions to develop new work for rural touring.


Funding, grants, scholarships, fellowships

Black Artists Grant → ongoing
The Black Artists Grant is £500 given out monthly to three black artists in the UK. The BAG is no-strings-attached financial support to help the selected artist in whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses. This is specifically for Black artists; not politically black, not POC or BAME.


Useful information for artists

Online Short Course: Introduction to Blender → apply by Friday 22 October
A four-part, online workshop series, led by Antonio Roberts, will introduce you to this versatile software and its features, giving you the tools and confidence to make your own 3D animations. Hosted by STEAMhouse the course is free to eligible businesses based in England, including self-employed artists. Dates: 3,10,17 and 24 November, 10am–1pm

The Mother House: apply for a space now
Artists studios with integrated childcare at Catford Mews in Lewisham, London.

ARC Getaways → rolling
ARC Getaways can be used for research and development processes, rehearsals, writing or thinking time.


Photo by Zute Lightfoot