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Last updated: 25 April 2024

Every week 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

Westway Trust: Every Breath We Take → Express interest by 1 May
Seeking expressions of interest from artists to create public artworks across the Westway Estate in North Kensington.

Disabled creatives → 3 May **
Free 15-day programme (split over 4 weeks) for up to 20 disabled and neurodivergent creatives from across the UK. Disabled Creatives provides the tools, knowledge and support to develop individuals in creative fields and provides bridges into the creative industry. The programme is open to disabled and neurodivergent talent who’ve previously worked or studied as a creative (art director, copywriter, content creator or designer or very similar role) in the advertising, marketing or design industry.

The Hopper Prize (submission fee applies) → 14 May
The Hopper Prize is accepting entries for Spring 2024 artist grants: 2 grants of $3,500 and 4 grants of $1,000.

Delfina Foundation: science_technology_society → 19 May
Delfina Foundation is pleased to announce an international open call for its upcoming winter 2025 residency season (6 January – 30 March) under its recurring thematic programme science_technology_society. Open to UK-based applicants, who would be considered for non-residential participation in the programme and paid a fixed fee of £3000 for their involvement in the 3-month programme, plus reimbursements for pre-agreed travel costs.


Funding, grants, scholarships, fellowships

RACE.ED / SHF Fellowship (2024-2025) → 26 April
Stuart Hall Foundation’s partnership with the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) and RACE.ED offers a Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. Applications are invited for the RACE.ED Stuart Hall Foundation Fellowship from postdoctoral scholars working in any area of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. While applicants are not required to be limited solely to focusing on the work of Stuart Hall, the proposal should display a meaningful engagement with his wide-ranging repertoire, either in theory, method or topic.

International Collaboration Grants → 30 April
A pot of £1 million is now available, supporting new cultural collaborations between UK artists, arts professionals and organisations and their peers around the world. Our International Collaboration Grants encourage new bilateral and multilateral partnerships – across arts – providing funding to enable organisations to make and develop creative artwork with their international peers, and help individual artists find innovative ways of collaborating. Grant: between £25,000 and £75,000.

Grand Plan → 7 May
Grand Plan awards £1,000 grants to people of colour based in the UK who want to bring a new creative project to life.

QEST Sanderson Rising Star Craft Award → Nominations close on 17 May
This prize aims to recognise an emerging talent who is making a positive contribution to their craft, the wider craft sector and community. This person is a committed maker who has been practising professionally in their craft field between two to seven years. It’s open to craftspeople across the UK with a career-changing cash prize of £25,000.

Film Travel Grants Fund → rolling fund
Our Film Travel Grant Fund is supported by BFI National Lottery funding in partnership with BFI NETWORK and the BFI International Fund. The grants are designed to enable filmmakers to represent work abroad, develop new contacts and networks, and reach new audiences. It is particularly created to increase the exposure of new and emerging UK films, XR projects and talent on an international stage. Open to: UK filmmakers and XR creatives.

Useful information for artists

ACAVA Talks → ongoing
ACAVA Talks is a series of skills-based webinars and peer-to-peer networking events to support creative practitioners in establishing and sustaining careers in the creative sector. Webinars coming up:

  • Webinar: Unpacking public programming → 3 May

Rebel Business School
Free two-week courses supporting people in self-employment and teaching them how to set up a business for free.

Digital Accessibility: Best Practice
The Space has published an overview of best accessibility practices when designing and delivering a digital art project.


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