Open Calls Ending Soon

Last updated: Thursday 12 May, 2.25pm

Every Thursday we issue featured opportunities for creatives ending soon, find below a list of handpicked open calls with deadlines within the next week.

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


Open Calls for Creatives

BUZZCUT club residencies → 13 May
In partnership with Glasgow club nights including Shoot Your Shot, HEALTHY & Bonjour, BUZZCUT are inviting submissions from Scotland-based artists looking to develop new performances for club environments. 

Old Diorama Arts Centre: What conditions do you need to thrive as a creative? A call for proposals → 13 May
ODAC is excited to launch an initiative supporting new and early-stage ideas, that develop and nurture creative communities. 

Brixton Art Prize → 15 May
Art prize based in South London UK, celebrating the best in the emerging arts. A supporter of grassroots. Application fees apply.

EVOLVE artist residency → 16 May
RIG Arts are looking to work with an artist or creative practitioner who is interested in either interrogating historical or contemporary communities and/or narratives connected to Seedhill, who will prioritise those histories and/or communities that include, or are of, Black and Brown people and/or People of Colour and/or other groups marginalised in the UK as a result of their ethnicity, religion or cultural heritage.. EVOLVE is an 18 month arts and culture project delivered in Seedhill, Paisley in partnership with Williamsburgh Housing Association and One Ren. EVOLVE is part of the Culture Collective funded by Creative Scotland.

New Platinum Jubilee Collection to exhibit local artists’ work at Kensington Town Hall (North Kensington) → 16 May
Anyone who works, lives, or studies within the borough of North Kensington can submit an existing visual artwork such as paintings, drawings, photographs and collages that are ready to exhibit and reflect events or moments of personal, historical or local significance within the Queen’s 70-year reign. A loan fee will be paid to successful applicants

The Hopper Prize → 17 May
The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2022 artist grants. They are offering 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000. Jurors: Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1 and Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist.

International Photography Exhibition 164 → 17 May
Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, can submit their work to the RPS International Photography Exhibition. Submissions are encouraged from new, emerging and established photographers worldwide.

Fabrica, ONCA & The Living Coast Residency 2022 → 19 May
Fabrica, ONCA & The Living Coast are inviting proposals for two artist residencies to take place between July and November 2022, in Brighton and are seeking to understand, through the eyes of artists, more about how immersion in the natural world is good for physical and mental wellbeing. 

Safar Futures Open Call → 20 May
The SAFAR Futures programmers have launched an Open Call for short film submissions by UK based filmmakers who identify as Arab and are aged 18-30.

Airspace Gallery 'The Fool' residency → 20 May
In Summer 2022, artists, ANNA FRANCIS and REBECCA DAVIES will be curating an exhibition with AirSpace Gallery that aims to explore the role of The Fool in understanding this moment in history. Ahead of this major group exhibition, AirSpace Gallery are looking for UK based artists, working in any creative discipline to undertake a 4-week onsite making residency at AirSpace gallery, working towards a completed piece of work for the main exhibition.


Funding, grants, scholarships, fellowships

FLAMIN Fellowship → 17 May
Film London and Arts Council England present The FLAMIN Fellowship, a major scheme for early-career artist filmmakers living in England. Part of Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network (FLAMIN), the Fellowship aims to support the most exciting, innovative and challenging moving image practices from filmmakers at the early stages of their careers, with development and funding for new work. 


Useful information for artists

B arts New Creatives: workshop and skills development leading to outdoor performance (18–24) → 4, 11, 18, 25 May
Workshops for young people interested in gaining skills in making outdoor events.

How can socially engaged practice inspire structural change? 18 May, 12pm (online)
Second event as part of Constellations ° Assemblies, a series of free online events curated and delivered by UP Projects in partnership with Flat Time House and Liverpool Biennial. The events are open to all artists, curators and practitioners active and/or interested in the expanded field of public art.

Shift London → 20 May
D&AD Shift with Google in London is a free, industry-led night school programme for new creatives over 18 who don't have a degree-level qualification. The night school will cover key skills useful to a creative career in the world of advertising and design such as design, copywriting, art direction, strategy and production.

BCB Talent Development Mentorship Programme – Call for Mentees → 29 May
A new mentoring opportunity supporting early-career creatives working in clay.


Work opportunities

Families & Early Years Manager (Maternity Cover) → 31 May
This engaging role would suit a proactive candidate who is enthusiastic about managing, developing and expanding the Museum’s Family and Early Years Programmes

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