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 31 January.

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


Artists' Opportunities

Connecting Perspectives → ends 22 January
Connecting Perspectives is a collaborative, interdisciplinary series being produced and presented by the Social Distancing Festival and the Consulate General of Canada in New York. Drawing inspiration from the theme “Art Today,” 26 artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Colour (13 artists in Canada and 13 artists in the United States) will be selected, paired up and tasked with creating new, collaborative works of art for presentation on the Social Distancing Festival website.

The Newcastle Common Residency 2 → ends 22 January
Appetite are seeking an artist to take residence in an empty shop, whilst engaging the public, as part of The Newcastle Common, a three year programme in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme, which will look at the changing use of the town centre. It will test empty shops as sites of production of culture, rather than consumption, and as useful community spaces.

Black British Dance Platform → ends 25 January
The Black British Dance Platform is collaboration between Serendipity and Dance4, with the ambition to support and nurture dance artists from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora, who are based in England, with a desire to present work internationally.

Make London Project Grants → deadline to submit details on the project 28 January
The Mayor of London is looking for community-led ideas that help London recover from the COVID-19 crisis.
We’re looking for projects that will make your area even better, bring people together in a creative activity or support community hubs and high streets.
Make London is designed to support projects and smaller organisations who have not received much public funding before.

UCL Trellis 3: Public Art 2021-22 → apply by 29 January
Programme bringing together UCL researchers and east London artists to create opportunities for collaboration and knowledge exchange. Funds research and production of new work.

Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival: Open Call For Audio Works → ends 31 January
Pixelache is welcoming audio-based contributions for its 2021 festival in Helsinki in June. 

Netflix Documentary Talent Fund → ends 31 January
Applications open for UK resident filmmakers, submit a logline, short synopsis and creative statement about your documentary idea before 31 January.

Air Gallery Opportunity for North West Graduates → ends 31 January
Opportunity to exhibit in a group show at AIR Gallery in March 2021. Each selected artist will receive £100 towards transportation/preparation of their work. Prizes available to be won, sponsors to be announced shortly. 


Funding, grants, scholarships

Essex Artists Coronavirus Impact Fund → apply by 25 January
The Old Waterworks has two emergency funds of £300 available for Essex artists impacted by Coronavirus in 2020. 

Arts Council England DYCP Fund Round 9 → ends 18 February
The Developing your Creative Practice fund supports creative practitioners thinking of taking their practice to the next stage to research, have time to create new work, travel, training, develop ideas, network or find mentoring.


Work opportunities

ACAVA Essex Relationship Manager → ends 24 January
We are seeking a Relationship Manager in Essex to oversee the management of our Essex sites in an efficient and sympathetic manner that encourages the progression of artists’ practices, the delivery of high-quality programmes and community facilities that supports the future development of our studios in Essex.

ACAVA Assistant Property Manager → ends 15 February
We are seeking an Assistant Property Manager to support ACAVA’s property team in the smooth running of the buildings portfolio in London. Applicants should have experience of working in a similar role. 

Curator of Visual Arts → ends 25 January
The Curator is responsible for developing, delivering and managing the visual arts programme in keeping with the vision of Project Arts Centre. We are looking for a Curator who is passionate about making a real impact on the Irish and international scene. PAC is open to new ways of working, new forms of curatorial practice and time-based project proposals.


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