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The Pastel Society Call For Entries




Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of The Pastel Society at their 123rd Annual Exhibition 2022. The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality for their annual exhibition. The Society accepts pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media.

All work must be submitted online by Friday 3 December 2021, 12 noon. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected works should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection. 


  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media.
  • Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
  • Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.
  • Work must have been completed during the twelve months prior to the exhibition and not have been exhibited elsewhere.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
  • All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £300.
  • The price of works must include 45%+VAT commission.
Prize summary: 
More than fifteen prizes and awards on offer, worth thousands of pounds, many especially for non-member artists.
Prizes Details: 

Cash prizes, product prizes and publication prizes, subject to final confirmation.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
£20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
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LightNight Liverpool 2022: Energy




Open Culture is looking for proposals to form next year’s festival programme and showcase the city’s world-class arts offer to a diverse audience from across the North West and beyond.

Our theme for 2022 will be Energy.

We work with everyone to create LightNight, from major arts venues and artists to studios, collectives, and community groups from across Merseyside. If you’re interested in presenting work for LightNight, whether virtually online or through live events we’re keen to hear from you.

Read the full text and find out how to apply here.


Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Paid (£25k-30k pro rata)
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NEXT at Christie's: London 2022 Open Call




Next at Christie’s: London 2022 is a hybrid — physical and virtual — exhibition of works by the next generation of artists, taking place in January 2022 and hosted at Duke Street Gallery, Christie's, London. The open call welcomes all London-based artists — either currently studying or recently graduated, and not represented by a commercial gallery. The concept addresses the absurdity of contemporary reality by allowing the ‘Absurd’ to take over the exhibition's artistic and curatorial expression. 

Prize summary: 
Paid opportunity

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We are now accepting submissions for our physical art exhibition ‘MODUS’.

The Holy Art is a London based gallery, curating virtual and physical art exhibitions in the UK and abroad. We invite artists to exhibit their work in our Gallery in London through our Open Calls. We give the opportunities to artists from any background to participate and promote their work.

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. You are welcome to submit works in any medium. (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration etc). The theme of the exhibition is OPEN.

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. Submit your work for a review. If selected, a payable fee of £250 is required.

DEADLINE: 27th October 2021

EXHIBITION DATES: 5-11 November, 2021

We also run an art contest and we give the following prizes:


1st Prize - Solo Physical Exhibition in our gallery

2nd Prize - Art Supplies Voucher

3rd Prize - Solo Virtual Exhibition




Submit (attach on the email) up to 3 x pieces by email (jpeg format, up to 5MB each image). Please name each file with the title of each artwork (e.g. "Untitled.Jpeg")

Details of the artwork (title, size, medium and price). (e.g. "Untitled", 50 x 70 cm, Oil on Canvas, £ 


We accept MP4 formats


A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)

Send us your website and social media (if this is applicable)

Please email all the information above to hello@theholyart.com and quote MODUS on the subject of your email.

* Please note that the exhibition will be available as a virtual tour exhibition once the physical exhibition is over, accessible on our website.


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Call for Artists: ‘COP26: Together For Our Planet’




Project Outline

This project is a collaboration between Occhi Arts and Entertainment, a London and New York-based arts, PR & media platform based in London and New York, and Phoenix FTA Limited, a UK-based sustainability strategy consultancy. Inspired by the UK Creative Earth Competition, Occhi Arts and Entertainment and Phoenix FTA Limited are now opening the opportunity to young artists from around the world to creatively engage with key topics of concern at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow. This initiative provides a wider audience of young artists with a renewed opportunity to visually express their views to world leaders and community stakeholders by producing 2D artwork (drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and photography) that supports at least one of the following themes:

1. Protect What You Love

Climate Change is giving rise to more frequent wildfires, longer periods of drought in some regions, and an increase in the number, duration, and intensity of tropical storms. Glaciers are shrinking, plant and animal ranges are shifting or go extinct. Humans could save thousands of species from extinction if they act. ‘Protect What You Love’ encourages participants to express their concerns, highlighting what their hold dearly and want to protect from the effects of climate change.

2. A future beyond neoliberal capitalism?

With our societies forced into a truly deranged economic paradigm, one that landed us amid a terrifying climate emergency, it’s hard to imagine that the future of our human species lies beyond the patent immorality of neoliberal capitalism. A completely new system that puts equity and justice at its core is required. Young artists are invited to creatively express their interpretation of a “post-ecopathic” economic system via the mediums of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, and photography.

Our Objective

Our objective is to foster and establish an inclusive young artists’ community that feels empowered to engage with global climate change politics by using their creativity, expressing their democratic voice, and participating in this vitally important discourse. We believe the project will help build a noteworthy platform to establish intergenerational collaboration with key stakeholders by raising awareness of COP26 and serve a cross-sectional analysis that will allow deeper insights into how Generations Z and Alpha perceive the severity of climate change. It fosters political engagement, participation in the democratic process, and voices intergenerational concerns.

Prizes Details: 

A final selection of works will be featured online and in a publication, to be produced after and in response to COP26 key outcomes. The featured artists and artworks will be announced approximately two weeks after the official deadline to ensure that our guest curators and editorial team give their full attention to each applicant’s work. Further updates and additional information will be posted on occhicontemporary.art and occhimagazine.com.


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Horatio's Garden - Creatives Open Call




OPEN CALL FOR CREATIVES IN Buckinghmashire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Oxfordshire and Shropshire:

Horatio's Garden is a fabulous charity that creates and nurtures beautiful gardens at NHS spinal injury centres. The spaces are stunning sanctuaries, created by well-known garden designers.

We’re looking for a wide range of creative people to join us to bring an exciting range of activities and workshops to suit patients of all ages and backgrounds in the garden across two of our Horatio's Garden sites:
Horatio's Garden - Midlands
The Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
SY10 7AG

Horatio's Garden - Stoke Mandeville
The National Spinal Injuries Centre
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Mandeville Road
HP21 8AL

We are seeking visual artists, sculptors, musicians to perform, singing group facilitators, creative writers, ceramicists, textile artists, print makers, photographers and more to form a programme of activities that will run year-round in the garden and garden room. The sessions are designed to bring gentle rehabilitation and enjoyment to patients and their families during a very difficult time.

The aims are:
To run workshops that bring enjoyment and distraction to patients;
To be friendly, approachable and help patients to be creative, encouraging them to develop a new interest in arts and crafts or build on their existing talents;
To provide a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere;
To be inspired by the garden.

Registered charity numbers 1151475/SC045386 

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