children and young people

Spring Open Call for Artists aged 14-25

  • We are open to several forms of art including painting, sculpture, photography, and film.
  • If you are selected, you will be encouraged to volunteer at the gallery.
  • We don't display work of individuals older than the age of 25 or younger than the age 14.
  • Submissions may not include work from school (e.g. GCSE or A Levels) yet to be assessed.
  • ​Must be from or reside in the UK.
  • The work must be your own and original.
  • If your artwork is accepted we have the right to post it on social media (with credit to the artist, of course).
  • We do not sell art. We display your work for free to the public with no cost for wall space.


“bildingship” is a working fellowship for young artists aged up to 31 years, to use bilding as space for their own artistic work as well as actively engaging in the regular workshop programme for the duration of seven months (prolongation to one year is possible), including part-time employment (500€ per month) and accommodation. The aim is to convey the concept and working methods of bilding to the artists, while at the same time, imparting artistic processes directly to the children and adolescents based on the artists on-site work, to establish mutual ties and to promote and expand international discourse in the field of art and cultural mediation with young people, based on the practical experiences gained at bilding.

Hello, It's Me

UPWARD Gallery invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online competition and exhibit, Hello, It's Me

Self-portrait is one of the most accessible to the artist and at the same time the most difficult genres in art. After all, behind this is an attempt to look into your inner world and display it accessible artistic means.
Show how you see your image or portray yourself doing your favorite activity.

All artists from 6 to 17 years old are encouraged to submit their work in any medium, style, and genre. 

Routes into Music Facilitation

We’re offering three brand new opportunities to work with Brighter Sound as a music facilitator across our programme of work for children and young people.

The placements – one leading to a formal qualification and two paid traineeships – will offer practical, hands-on experience of music delivery in a workshop setting, shadowing experienced facilitators who are specialists in musically inclusive practice.

The roles are aimed at musicians who are committed to the development of their skills as a creative practitioner. The ideal candidates will be passionate about unlocking the creativity of children and young people through music making, and nurturing musical, social and personal progression.

Call for venues: Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission 2020

Engage is delighted to announce that applications are now open for venues wishing to host the Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist Commission 2020.

Application deadline: 10am on Thursday 6 June 2019

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