Making Waves Open Call 2022

Making Waves is back for its second year! We are officially inviting artists aged 12+ to submit work to be part of our annual exhibition at Making Waves Arts Fest! Selected entrants will get the opportunity to have their work exhibited at The HEART Centre in Leeds from 9-11th September 2022, with awards evenings being held on the 9th and 10th September. 

We listened to your feedback and this year, we are doing things a little differently: rather than being solely youth-focused, we are opening up the open call to a wider range of ages! There are 2 entrant categories, 12-29 and 30+ to make sure everyone has a chance to be exhibited and to help in the fight against ageism in the arts world.

Compass Live Art – Artist Residencies

Compass Live Art invites residency proposals from artists working in any medium whose practice is based in public engagement – artists who are interested in collaborating with the public to make work. Selected artists will be invited to Leeds in 2023 to develop ideas in a mixture of studio time and public-facing activity.

This may include meetings, events or pop-ups with individuals, groups and networks of particular relevance to the subject matter of your proposal. It might include public consultation, research or scratch exhibitions. The residency can be crafted to the needs of the project. 

Tip of the Iceberg

CreARTives is pleased to announce the new contemporary art project titled: “TIP OF THE ICEBERG”. This open call invites artists of all disciplines to join a group exhibition that will take place at CreARTives Gallery, Leeds in England . Curated and organised by Izzy Currie and Jacob Talbot, the exhibition will explore the theme of “TIP OF THE ICEBERG” which hints at a much larger or more complicated topic than what originally meets the eye. As 90% of an iceberg is underwater, what you see could just be a suggestion of the whole thing.


Open Call for The Chelsea Hotel Zine

A call for artists working in any medium to be featured in a fine art foccussed zine. This is the first issue of the zine, and will go into print and sales in October. See image for details.

Neighbourhood Plan

East Street Arts is looking for an Artist!

Well we are always looking for artists, but this is a very special opportunity… and if you get excited about resident empowerment, planning reform and being rooted in neighbourhoods then this might be for you. 

Budget: £5000 Fee + £5000 Materials

Deadline for applications: Monday 3rd February 2020, 5pm

East Street Arts are a creative social enterprise and charity.


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