ARTWORKS 2021 the Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow Annual Open Submission and Art Award.






Artists are invited to submit work in any medium for selection. The 2021 exhibition titled Woman in the Machine will be presented in the galleries at VISUAL and at the Braun Factory site in Carlow from June 11th 2021 and online at and . All artists selected will receive an artist’s fee. 

This year’s ARTWORKS Open Submission invites submissions in response to the title Woman in the Machine, by artists who are working at the intersections between art, technology and new media. It invites submissions that respond to our current technological moment and the effect that the evolving digital world is having on life and practice.

ARTWORKS 2021 is open to visual and performing artists; artists making electronic music, large scale sculpture, outdoor work, film and digitally native projects.  

The works selected from open call will be part of a larger summer programme of film, talks, performances and electronic music commissions.

This programme will exist in the galleries at VISUAL, at Braun and on a dedicated website.


  • Submission deadline is Thursday 1st April 2021 @5pm  
  • All work submitted must have been completed between 2019 and 2021 
  • Submitted work must be available for sale. 
  • Film-based work may be submitted as part of the online process (YouTube or Vimeo link). 
  • Digitally native, performative work, large scale work and/or outdoor work can be submitted.
  • Work is accepted for exhibition on merit. Copyright of all work is the property of the artist. Carlow Arts Festival and VISUAL Carlow reserve the right to photograph/film work for publicity and digital presentation purposes. 

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
€10 per submission
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