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Last updated: 15 February 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

Ideas Book open call → 18 February **
Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) is commissioning artists, illustrators, designers or creatives for a paid opportunity to create a series of artworks for an exciting new publication – the Old Oak West Ideas Book.

EMBracing the Ocean 2024/2025 → 18 February **
The EMBracing the Ocean programme provides 10,000 euro grants for creative individuals/groups from a wide range of disciplines to engage in a two-way co-creation of artwork in collaboration with Ocean scientists. The aims of the programme are to raise societal awareness of the Ocean’s value and inspire behavioural change for a sustainable future, while contributing new insight and/or perspectives to the scientific research process.

Unheard Creative Communities: Micro-grant & Exhibition Programme → 23 February **
The Unheard Creatives Microgrant and Exhibition programme is seeking 10 creatives to exhibit their works at this year’s International Women’s Day Exhibition ‘Beyond Borders: Bridging Divides through Art’, as a part of our ‘Unheard Creative Communities; Micro-grant & Exhibition Programme’ funded by Derwent London.

Researching the Wellbeing of Rural Communities → 26 February **
The Maltings (Berwick) Trust and Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE) and Institute for Creative Arts Practice have an ongoing programme of commissions and artist residencies that supports the exchange and sharing of knowledge between the artist and researchers to inform critical responses to contemporary rural issues, and are inviting applications for a new research commission opportunity to take place during 2024.

Autograph call for writing: Photography, Colonialism and Climate Justice → 4 March **
Autograph are looking to publish new writing that critically engages with the ways in which photography can speak to issues of colonialism and climate justice. The successful applicants will receive a £300 fee to produce the full text, editorial support from Autograph and publication on our website. The selected proposals will need to be ready to publish by mid-April.

Funding, grants, scholarships, fellowships

Young Shubbak → 23 February **
Young Shubbak is a training and development programme for aspiring producers, curators, cultural workers and creative practitioners who are passionate about developing a career in the arts. This opportunity is open to anyone from SWANA or Arab/mixed heritage backgrounds aged between 18-25 years old and currently living in London, specially living in the Borough of Brent.

Waltham Forest Arts & Culture: Funding for Creative and Cultural Projects → 25 February **
Make It Happen 2024 is a funding opportunity for creative and cultural projects to take place in the London Borough of Waltham Forest between May 2024 and January 2025, you can apply for between £1,000 and £15,000.

Massee Arts Grant → 28 February **
The Massee Arts Grant provides an annual fund of £10,000 to support individual projects up to a maximum of £5,000 each. Artists from all disciplines who can help us encourage all sectors of society to engage with and learn about the world of fungi are eligible to apply.

University of Manchester / SHF studentship (2024) → 1 March
Stuart Hall Foundation’s partnership with the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester offers one studentship in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Manchester for a PhD starting in September 2024 and will cover fees and a stipend. The scholarship can be held in any of the eight departments within the School of Social Sciences. It is expected that the award-winner will be working in an interdisciplinary area of study focused on one of Stuart Hall’s many areas of interest: cultural studies, race, ethnicity and inequalities.

Voltage Revolution Creator Fund → 3 March **
The Creator Fund supports young Black creators (aged 18-24 from London and Glasgow) to access the funding, training, tools and resources necessary to take their creative business to the next level.

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: How to price your artwork → 20 February
  • Webinar: Demystifying artist residencies → 12 March

DACS Payback → 16 February **
DACS annual Payback scheme pays artists, illustrators and photographers royalties for the reuse of their works that have been published in UK books, magazines or on TV.


Work opportunities

Digital Communications Assistant → 26 February **
Studios Technician → 26 February **
Creative Gardener → 28 February **

Bow Arts: Artist Educator → 19 February **
Bow Arts is seeking to expand their Artist Educator pool. Looking for artists with a visual arts practice and an interest in delivering longer-term projects in schools from March 2024 onwards, particularly PPA Cover in school settings.

National Theatre: Head Textile Artist (Mat cover) → 19 February **
National Theatre are looking for a Head Textile Artist (Maternity Cover) to join the Costume Department on a 12 month fixed contract.

Director: Auto Italia (London) → 4 March **
The post holder will be responsible for leading an non-profit contemporary art institution that has an international track record for championing new, global discourses in contemporary art.


Health and Wellbeing

Workshop: Taking Care of Ourselves → 27 February **
Join artist and Arts & Health Hub Director Daniel Regan for this online creative session that explores the myriad of ways that we can care for ourselves in the work that we do as artists.

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