Pause for Thought



Original Magazine is excited to announce our first physical exhibition of 2022 in collaboration with ArtatWork. The theme Pause for Thought centres around wellbeing and mental health, which can be interpreted in many wonderful and creative ways. We are excited to see how you respond to this open call and how your artwork has helped you or those around you.

The aim for this exhibition is to continue to bring awareness around mental health, and the connection it has with the creative industry. Looking after our wellbeing and mental health has never been more important. We want the communities’ voices to be heard and their stories to be seen in a safe space that celebrates the way that creatives respond to the world and their emotions.

"ArtatWork is a not for profit Community Interest Company who offer arts activities as a means of promoting wellbeing. We encourage people to rediscover their creativity, in a fun and collaborative way, thus increasing good mental health. At ArtatWork, we believe that everyone has the potential to be creative (and we haven’t been proved wrong yet!). We create fun and relaxing art sessions with a focus on improving mental health and wellbeing, to a wide range of sectors, including private businesses, charities, community groups, councils and festivals.” - Melanie & Holly, ArtatWork

As always, we encourage artists from all disciplines and levels to submit to this opportunity whether you are a student, emerging freelance creative, a working professional in the industry, or if you simply enjoy making artwork! We want to see and hear from photographers, bookmakers, painters, sculptors, illustrators, designers and much more.

The exhibition itself will be held at the Shoe Factory in Norwich from the:

20th - 27th May 2022

**Please note, this open call is for those residing in the UK only**

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Physical Exhibition
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All successful applicants will take part in our first physical exhibition of 2022 co-hosted with wellbeing focused community company ArtatWork. Published across Original Magazine's and ArtatWork's socials and websites gaining maximum reach and exposure for each participating artist. 

Of our successful applicants Original Magazine will also offer 3-5 artists the chance to take part in a Instagram Takeover chosen by the Editors of O.M and ArtatWork. 


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EAVA Zine Issue 2 Open Call 2021




EAVA Zine is a manifestation of the contemporary art, local culture, folkloric traditions and history in East Anglia. Created & edited by Simon Nunn & Sophie Curtis.

Issue 1 'Pilgrimages' was released in early June 2021. a collection of art and folklore related to the theme of pilgrimages in the region. The issue featured work from local artists, writers, photographers and painters.

We are now calling out to all artist based in the UK and beyond with a connection to East Anglia for  our second issue 'Roots'. If you are an artist who is either living/lived or made work in the region (past or present) we want to hear from you!

The issue will be release in September 2021 and if selected, you will recieve a free copy of the printed publication. If your work isn't selected we love to promote people's art work on our social media! (

We look forward to seeing your lovely work :)

Simon & Sophie


Deadline: 20th August 2021

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Free copy of printed publication


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Artist Against Abuse

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Call for Entry Opens | January 10, 2020

All Entries Due | September 10, 2020
Opening Reception | hope in November | FREE & Open to the Public

Due to the inability to implement the Artist Against Abuse exhibition in June 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the open call is extended to September 10, 2020. The new date of exhibition has not yet been confirmed. We aim in November 2020.


Jestem Tu presents an opportunity for artists of all types to share their work with the Nortwich community. Jestem Tu is a non-profit organization based in Poland. The goal of the foundation is to create art project conect with education which will be against abuse project. 

Against Abuse Project is a new project of the Jestem Tu foundation. Our intention is to create a multi-year project in which artists and people who deal with violence in order to educate society will unite their forces. We want artists to share their works and the point of view of the problem with us. We intend to expand the project so that the exhibition can travel from city to city, from country to another country. What we show is our priority.

Submissions may include original art in any media, art collections, curiosities, and more.


Open to all artists, 18 years and older, world-wide, both amateur and professional, including alternative and traditional artwork. Questions about eligibility can be sent to



Exhibition take place in The Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich between 12th and 18th June 2020. Private view will be at 12th June, date is The World Day Against Child Labour. Title of project is Against Abuse. We are looking for artist who presents faces of abuse at artworks. Choosen artworks will be show at exhibition Against Abuse and online on Against Abuse Project website. We are going to promote artist who will sent their works at project's Istagram profil.We love to develop Against Abuse Project and show the exhibition in othres cities and counties in the future. 

All exhibitors must agree to the terms of the our Contract (available upon request).

We are looking for: Fine Arts, Illustration / Comiks, Video / Animation, Other



A maximum of 3 entries per artists may be submitted for consideration; all media in 2D & 3D forms will be considered. 2D work must be suitably framed with all hardware necessary attached to hang gallery ready. Any artist with installation or digital works must speak with the Exhibitions Curator to coordinate presentation.

Artists may submit entries through the website using the online form (link), or if there are complications, the artist can email (information soon). 

If you send your proposal via email, application should include:

1. No more then three samples of work:

- List title, year, medium, size, and price (as applicable).

- Format images as JPEG with your name, the work in the titleand the year (i.e. marysia.gasecka.abuse.2019.jpeg)

2. Brief artist statement

3. Contact info (phone/email)



Free of charge.



The Shoe Factory Social Club. Norwich. England. (



Jestem Tu reserves the right to photograph and reproduce, in color or black and white, all artwork accepted for this exhibition (regardless of copyright) for educational and publicity purposes. 



Accepted works are to be hand-delivered or shipped in reusable crate(s) or carton(s). Included with each work, card listing Name, Address, Phone, Title, Media, Dimensions, and Price. Attach card to the back of the 2D work or base of 3D work. Work is shipped at the artist’s expense to the Accepted artists shipping their work must include a prepaid return label for return shipping. If submitted artwork comes without prepaid label it becomes the property of the Jestem Tu at the close of the exhibition. All hand-delivered work must be picked up at the close of the exhibition or work becomes the property of the Jestem Tu to dispose of as it sees fit. Accepted works must remain for the duration of the exhibition.

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In connection with the resignation of a separate organization of a charity auction - the sale of works will take place in accordance with the rules of the charity auction. Check the rules on our site, please.


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Short Film submissions open for Norwich Film Festival 2018



Want to get your short film seen, win cash and software prizes, and scoop a prestigious trophy?
Make sure you submit your short film to Norwich Film Festival 2018.

Now in it's 8th year, the festival is a British Independent Film Awards (BIFA) Qualifying Short Film Festival and was also chosen by The Metro as one of 'the top UK film festivals you need to know about.' 

Films should be no longer than 25 minutes long and must have been completed after January 2016. 

This year's categories include Best Short Film, Best Animation, Best Documentary, Best Student Film, One Minute Movie and the return of The East Anglian Award. Winners of each category get a £1000 cash prize.

Early Bird Deadline: 11 February 2018
Regular Deadline: 24 June 2018
Late Deadline: 8 July 2018
Extended Deadline: 18 July 2018

Submit your film

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