The UK Coloured Pencil Society Announces 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition

The UK Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS) has promoted coloured pencils as a fine art medium, supported artists who use them, and championed the art of drawing for 20 years.

To celebrate this milestone year, members of the UKCPS invited creatives from around the world to exhibit alongside them in their 20th Anniversary Gala Exhibition.

The exhibition will be open from Thursday 14 to Sunday 24 October at the Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, London, every day from 11am to 6pm and will be free to visit. 

The prizes will include the Best Picture Award, worth £1,000, the Runner Up, £500, and the Colored Pencil Society of America Award for Excellence, $500.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE OPEN CALL: Food, futures & biodiversity

In this shifting world, communities return to the land, seek refuge in the environment and sustenance in nature, and Art Gene takes up residence on our outside project space, Allotment Soup.

Extreme Views – Food, futures & biodiversity will create an engaged art and environmental experience in the landscape.

Residency period 1 - 14th November 2021. 

Fee £2,400 for 12 days in residence. 

Artists are invited to Barrow-in-Furness for an intensive, collaborative 2 week residency to develop an ‘exhibition in the outdoors’, engaging with locals, creating interventions, provocations, and working with and around challenging issues for these extreme times.

Open Call for Artists, COP26 Green Zone Exhibition, WaterAid

We are inviting artists to submit proposals for a visually arresting exhibition to be presented in WaterAid’s exhibition space at COP26 (Glasgow), responding to the theme of ‘The climate change and water story, as told by youth’. We believe it is essential to engage young people on issues relating to the future of their planet and to use our platforms to further amplify their voices.

Digital Art Observatory Open Call

V-Art & Electric Artefacts present Digital Art Observatory, a residency exploring collaboration across borders


The Ukraine-based V-Art and UK-based Electric Artefacts platforms are pleased to announce their cooperation to launch the Digital Art Observatory, a first-of-its-kind residency aimed to provide an example and roadmap for cross-border partnerships amongst cultural institutions. With the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation and the British Council as a part of the Culture For Change program, the residency will welcome twelve artists across Ukraine and Britain during September and October of 2021.


Making Waves

The Margate Bookie Young Producers invite new voices and fresh eyes aged 13-30 to submit work to be part of our new exhibition, Making Waves. Selected entrants will get the opportunity to have their work exhibited in an online gallery with an online awards evening. 

Submissions should follow the given prompt and fall into one of the following categories:

Poetry (any genre, up to 500 words)

Prose (any genre, up to 1500 words)

Photography (please submit no more than 3 images)


Mixed media (video, etc.) 

Sound (mp3 maximum of 5 minutes)




We are happy to announce a Call for submissions for "Monochrome", the project that challenges you to express more with less, using only black, white and grey colours.  

We are convinced that art is a great way to share thoughts, memories, ideas and emotions, especially at the time of social distancing, so let's get connected!

We welcome participation from anyone who would like to share their visual art: professional and amateur artists or simply those who want to give it a go and get creative!


-No formal degree or background in arts is required 

-Any media is welcome

-Submitted works MUST NOT contain nudity, violence, inappropriate language or offensive content. 



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