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 26 September.

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


Open Calls for Creatives

Cryptic Nights open call → 16 September
Cryptic Nights' annual open call for emerging, Scottish-based artists to develop existing music, sound and digital works within a visual context, with support and mentoring.

Manchester Open Exhibition 2022 → 17 September
Open to all, including those who may already identify as artists and those who might not, working in any medium. It is free to submit work for consideration, although HOME encourages donations in order to support their outreach and engagement programme.

Regen Art Lab: Artist in Residence → 19 September
Regen is a not-for-profit centre of energy expertise and market insight whose mission is to transform our energy system for a zero carbon future. The Regen Art Lab (RAL) is a new programme for interdisciplinary collaborations to take place between our clean energy experts and early-career, UK based artists from underrepresented backgrounds in the energy sector (ie. BIPOC, ethnic minorities, people from low-income backgrounds, and the LGBTQ+ community), to create innovative visions of our low carbon future.

The Michael O’Pray Prize → 20 September
The Michael O’Pray Prize is an award for new writing on innovation and experimentation in the moving image. The prize is open to all early-career writers based in the UK and is free to apply to. The Michael O’Pray Prize is a Film and Video Umbrella initiative, in partnership with Art Monthly. Supported by University of East London and Arts Council England.

Commission: British Art Show 9 Visual Contemporary Art Workshops → 24 September
Call for artists, arts educators and creative practitioners specialising in visual contemporary arts with demonstrable experience of working with young people in education settings.

ONCA: Lost Species Day 10th Anniversary Commission → 26 September
To mark ten years of Lost Species Day, or Remembrance Day for Lost Species (RDLS), ONCA is commissioning a new artwork that explores and facilitates engagement with this year’s theme of interdependence.


Work opportunities

Art Assembly Producer (freelance) → 20 September
The Art Assembly Producer will manage and produce the delivery of a series of co-commissions all to be presented at the Art Assembly one-day festival. A Manchester collective of gallery, museum and education partners (Castlefield Gallery, Home, Manchester Art Gallery, the Whitworth and The Manchester College, Shena Simon Campus) are working with the Art Fund to realise Art Assembly, in Manchester, during the summer of 2022.


Useful information for artists

Access Support
Sara Dziadik (artist, producer, Access Support Worker) is offering advice and access support on funding applications. Email sara.dziadik@gmail.com for more information.

Arts & Health Hub and Southbank Centre: Arts & Health Collaborations → 23 September
The Southbank Centre and Arts and Health Hub invite you to be part of a collaborative creative workshop, designed to connect people working at the intersection of the arts, healthcare, medical research and tech sectors, to ignite fresh ideas and responses to creative challenges. Event open to artists working in the health sector, and health sector professionals.

Derbyshire Artist Resident Program
DARP is an open system for living and practising together, welcoming practitioners from all walks of life with a need to develop their practice in an environment that encourages independence through communal living. This place provides time and space for artists to work autonomously on their practices and projects, whilst also benefiting from communal living, opportunities for collaboration, skill-sharing, and proximity to the natural world.


Photo by Zute Lightfoot