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Visions in the Nunnery 2018: Call for moving image and performance work




Visions Nunnery Frieze Night

Visions in the Nunnery is returning for its 11th edition to the Nunnery Gallery.

A renowned showcase of recent moving image and performance work, Visions aims to offer an international overview of the challenging and thoughtful uses of these ever shifting mediums. Shown across three monthly programmes, each led by an invited artist, this is an opportunity to be part of one of the most varied and exciting presentations of moving image work in London.

Established in 1999, Visions has exhibited many talented artists at various stages of their career, including Oreet Ashery, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Tacita Dean, Uriel Orlow and Heather Phillipson. Now a biennial fixture in the Nunnery programme, in 2016 Visions celebrated its tenth edition with artists including Marina Abramović, Ori Gersht, Dryden Goodwin, Susan Hiller, Mikhail Karikis and Richard Layzell.

Visions 2018 will be no exception to its history and launches its Open Call with the announcement of its first lead artist, Bedwyr Williams. Watch this space for the announcement of the remaining two lead artists.

Submit now to be part of the 2018 programme

  • WHO:  Moving Image and Performance Artists
  • WHAT:  We are looking for recent work that has been made in the last two years. There is no theme. Selection will be based on innovative uses of your chosen medium.  No more than three entries per artist.
  • WHERE:  The Nunnery Gallery, London
  • WHEN:  27 September – 18 December 2018
    • Moving Image - We are looking for single screen works of up to 10 minutes in duration. However, we do have limited space for small installation / monitor based work, or longer single-screen pieces. If you are submitting an installation, please provide additional information: describing the work including presentation equipment, dimensions, space requirements etc. Please be aware that we cannot always provide specific equipment for installation-based works.
    • Performance - We are looking for live works up to 15 minutes in duration for the Visions 2018 performance events. Please describe the work’s mechanics, including equipment, dimensions, props, space requirements, number of performers etc. If possible, a taster clip via video-link is always useful.
  • TO APPLY:  Complete the submission form. The £10 entry fee covers the submission of up to three different works.

*Application Deadline: 12 noon, Monday 11th June 2018*

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Creation of an outdoor digital interactive artwork




Creation of an outdoor digital interactive artwork

For presentation during Lightwaves 2018 (Salford Quays, United Kingdom) & Quartier des Spectacles (Montreal, Canada)

Deadline for submissions: 23 April 2018 (10:00 Montreal / 15:00 United Kingdom)

Creators and artists working in any discipline and residing in Quebec (Canada) or in the United Kingdom are invited to propose an outdoor digital interactive installation. The proposal selected for production will be consistent with certain elements of artistic direction common to the two organisations: the desire to disrupt people’s everyday routines with bold, astonishing and thought-provoking works that capture the viewer’s imagination. For full details, view the Open call for submissions.

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Callout for Artists - All in the Mind Festival




All in the Mind is an arts festival aimed at raising the conversation around mental health. 

We are officially now open to ideas. Do you you have a burning idea you can’t wait to bring to life at this year’s All in the Mind festival? Take a look at our artist callout on our website to see what we are looking for this year.

NOW OPEN… Closing date for applications is April 6th 2018, but don’t hesitate to apply.

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Applications for the 10th International Youth Arts Festival are now open



Applications are open to any arts projects or performances involving people aged 5 to 26 years. These may be professional or amateur, and children or young adults may be involved as performers, creators and artists or as producers and event managers.
Applications can feature work of any genre: theatre, music, dance, film, comedy, circus, cabaret, visual arts and more.
Work can be suitable for any age-group, and we are also happy to receive applications from artists aged 26+ whose work is specifically targeted at young audiences.

The International Youth Arts Festival attracts a friendly audience of many thousands, who return year after year.
There are no venue hire fees at the International Youth Arts Festival. All selected applicants are programmed into a venue by our Festival Director – from the main auditorium at Kingston’s Rose Theatre to intimate studio spaces and the outdoor stage.
Successful applicants must pay a registration fee of £150. Unsuccessful applicants do not pay a fee. 

Please visit the website for more details about how to apply.

Fee Detail: 
£150 registration fee if application is successful

International Youth Arts Festival Designer Competition




Kingston’s International Youth Arts Festival (IYAF) has launched a competition to find a new designer for its 2018 event.

The festival will be celebrating it’s tenth year in 2018, and the winning designs will feature on promotional material seen by hundreds of thousands of people. The young person selected will receive a prize of £500, and mentoring from a professional designer.

Entrants must be between 16 and 26 years old, and must be able spend some time either remotely or in person, liaising with a professional designer to develop their work in preparation for the festival programme launch in early February.
The deadline for entries is Friday 5th January 2018.

The competition is a fantastic opportunity to work on a live design project with an international reputation. Previous winners have gone on to join reputable design agencies.  

The competition is free to enter and entrants can submit more than one design concept.

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The competition is free to enter

DRAWIn festival 2018 by Draw to Perform, Call for Proposals




DRAWIn festival 2018 by Draw to Perform, Call for Proposals


DRAWIn festival 2018 by Draw to Perform, Call for Proposals

Submission deadline 20 December 2017


The Draw to Perform team is inviting proposals from artists for a drawing performance at the upcoming DRAWIn festival, March 2018 at Fabrica Gallery - Center for contemporary art, Brighton, UK.


About DRAWIn festival:

DRAWIn is a three-day international festival for live drawing performance organized by Draw to Perform and hosted by Fabrica Gallery in collaboration with South East Dance and Left Bank. The festival will be the fifth annual symposium held by Draw to Perform. It includes live performances by leading local and international artists, a discussion panel, and workshops for students and the general public. The DRAWIn festival is a cross-disciplinary event that explores the connection between mark making, music, dance, theater and performance art. The theme this year focuses on drawing in relation to sound and movement. The festival aims to promote public awareness of this participatory and innovative practice and give the opportunity to explore and engage with it.


About Draw to Perform:

Drawing Performance is a vibrant art form where artists creating art from mark making in front of a live audience. The art created combines elements of line, movement, space and time and is a celebration of energy and creativity.

Draw to Perform was founded by the artist and curator Ram Samocha. It aims to promote drawing performance practice and share it with the audience. Since established in 2013, Draw to Perform has held four international symposiums and various other festivals, collaborations with art institutions and educational workshops. The company works with and supports international and local emerging and established artists to provide guidance, advice and mentorship services.


The Commission:

This open call is for artists who would like to participate in the second day of the festival, the live drawing performances on Saturday, March 10th 2018 (final date to be confirmed). This year’s theme focuses on drawing in relation to sound and movement. Preferable performances should be max 15-30min long, but we open to other lengths and formats suggestions (e.g. one to one, durational, interactive performances) for the space. We encourage proposals for performances that are participatory, deal with social issues and/or confront their viewers with challenging public and private subjects.

We will prioritize proposals for performances that are simple to carry out, and practical to assemble and fold.

Performances will be awarded with a flat fee. The fee offered for selected artists would range from £350-£450, which will depend on sponsorship support, overall project budget and number of people involved.  This compensation should cover preparation time for the new commission, day of performance, materials and travel costs.


Overall, ten pieces will be selected in the open call.

Only 1 submission per artist/collective is accepted.


How to enter:

Proposals should include the following information:

Please write on the title of your email: your name + DRAWIn festival 2018, Call for Proposals. Inside the email please include:

- Name and contact details.

- Link to website or YouTube channel.

- Brief background information (100 words), including recent/current artistic work and relationship to drawing performance.

- Details of proposed performance (150 words) including content, form, duration, and if appropriate, collaborators and/or partners.

- Two selected images from your past performances.


Proposal should be sent only after paying the entry fee to:

Submission deadline: 20 December 2017.


Entry fee:

There is a non-refundable entry fee of £15.

Payment should be made only via PayPal:


Notification of outcome:

Artists whose work is selected for participating in the DRAWIn festival will be notified on or before the 5 January 2018. Unsuccessful applications will be notified by email on or before the 12 January 2018. Please do not contact Draw to Perform regarding results prior to these dates.















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