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The John Busby Seabird Drawing Course Bursaries 2019





The SWLA offers three bursaries for places on The John Busby Seabird Drawing Course 2019. The next week long course is to be held in June 2019 at seabird colonies around Dunbar and the Firth of Forth.

Course leaders Darren Woodhead SWLA, Greg Poole SWLA & Kittie Jones  SWLA along with a guest tutor will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on drawing and painting in the field. This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside around 20 established and enthusiastic artists and get an insight into the diverse approaches that those artists have to working in the field.

What the bursary provides: 

The current bursary is £550 per person, divided as follows;

Course fee (£375). The course fee will be paid directly by SWLA.

The remaining £175 will be paid shortly before the course and the applicant can either use this for boat trips (£30/trip, ranging from none to 3 or 4) and/or towards accommodation.

A work produced on the course by the bursary winner will be exhibited in the SWLA Annual Exhibtion the following year. 

How to apply:

Deadline: 30 November 2018

Email your application form along with images of recent artwork including sketches and fieldwork. 

Artwork copied from photos is of little relevance to the nature of the seabird drawing course.

For full details and terms and conditions visit:

The Rome Scholarship (RBA)





A prestigious scholarship awarded to a young or newly graduated artist, which will offer an enriching learning experience as well as improving their profile as an emerging artist

The Royal Society of British Artists is able to offer this major scholarship as a result of a generous bequest from the late Mr G H Benn in memory of his late wife Marianne Von Werther, a former member of the RBA.

This competition is open to artists who live, work or study in the UK and who are aged 35 years or under and the Scholarship is for the month of September 2019

The Award offers:

Four weeks at Sala Uno, a highly prestigious gallery and international arts centre in the heart of Rome

Accommodation in a self-contained apartment, situated within a wonderful and extensive walled garden in the grounds of the gallery

Studio space which will be available within the gallery

Two meals per day, provided at a nearby restaurant

Return flights to Rome

£600 prize money

Conditions for entry:

Deadline for entries: 31 January 2019

The applicant’s work needs to be figurative

The work may be painting, drawing, printmaking or sculpture

Six images of recent work to be provided together with a completed application form, see below

An administration fee of £10 is required with the application

Further Awards:

Twenty semi-finalists selected from the entries will have a work shown in the RBA RISING STARS Exhibition.  This will take place at the Royal Over-Seas League in Mayfair, Central London, and will run from April – June 2019.

From these twenty semi-finalists, three finalists will then be invited to an interview.  The finalists will all have one work on show [and on sale] alongside the members at the RBA Annual Exhibition at Mall Galleries in July, and the two runners–up will each receive a prize of £250.  The President of the RBA will announce the winning candidate at the Private View.


Semi-finalists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their own works

It is suggested that large scale works be accompanied by smaller works as, if the artist is chosen as a semi-finalist or finalist, exhibition space will be limited and this may influence selection

It may be helpful for the 3 finalists to bring with them for interview any sketchbooks or journals which show their exploration of techniques or development of their ideas

The Pastel Society



The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary dry media, combining traditional skills with creative originality

Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of The Pastel Society at their 120th Annual Exhibition 2019.

Sponsored by Derwent

The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists

Derwent Award - £1,000 worth of products

Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize - A major award of £5,000, bequeathed by distinguished member of The Pastel Society, Zsuzsi Roboz (1939-2012), presented to a young artist, aged 35 or under, for traditional skills used in an original way. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable.

Annie Longley Award - £250

The Artist Magazine Award - Feature article

Artists & Illustrators Award - Feature article

Caran d'Ache Award - Product prize

Frank Herring & Sons Award - Product prize 

Henri Roche Award - Product prize

The Pastel Society Young Artist Award - £200

The Pastel Society Catalogue Award: First & Second Prize - Featured image in the exhibition catalogue

The Pastel Society Visitors' Choice Award - £250 worth of Derwent vouchers

Royal Talens Award - Product prize

Schmincke Award - Product prize

Unison Member Award - Set of 72 pastels

Unison Non-member Award - Set of 72 pastels

Unison Young Artist Award - £500

West Design / Faber Castell Award - Product prize



Any artist over 18 may submit.

Acceptable media: Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media.

Submission fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under), which includes Free Admission to the exhibition (normally £4).

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.

Delivery & Collection

Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery.

We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.

Any work uncollected on the specified collection date/s will be stored at a separate location and the artist will be charged a storage fee.

Fee Detail: 
£18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under)

ARTbound's Autumn Show




We invite exhibitors, old and new, to join us for an Autumnal themed exhibition, at this wonderfully unique and community-inspired gallery, in the heart of Todmorden Village.

ARTbound & Legacy will be holding an event on the day of the autumnal equinox (Sunday 23rd September) to celebrate a superb summer and welcome a warming Autumn with drinks, nibbles and arty talks!

Please note - the acceptance fee may increase if your chosen artwork is over 50cm or 20inch in length - we try allocate an equal amount of wall space per exhibitor. (Please enquire about large submissions prior to submitting, we will accommodate where possible)

Sales: Work will be for sale (unless stated otherwise) and this venue takes 25% commission from sales

Exhibition dates: Weds 5th Sept - Weds 3rd Oct 2018

Deadline: Midnight, Thursday 9th August 2018


Fee Detail: 

MiraBanART Showcase - Call for artists



Welcome to MiraBanART Showcase, 
an alternative Illustrations and Contemporary Graphics Exhibition running in Italy from July till November 2018. 
MiraBanART Showcase aims to reinvent the way we enjoy art exhibitions by combining an interactive artistic space with a traditionally contemplative one.

That is why, we welcome the following artworks in our exhibitions:

- Illustrations (Comics, Storyboards, Drawings) 
- Digital Art (Experimental Short-Films) 
- Video Games (Animation)




MiraBan is a UK Limited Trade Company specialized in Visual and Fine Arts, particularly film, painting, photography, and illustrations. 
MiraBan promotes film funding oppurtunities, art exhibitions, and multiple art contests to create business connections between artists. 
Our goal is to support Art in its various forms, providing a rewarding experience for our competitors.


The winners' artwork will be part of a series of MiraBan Art Exhibitions taking place in the following Italian cities: Pescara, Rome, Florence, Milan, Bologna, and Turin. 

Winners will be announced by the 5th June 2018





This is a call for London-based artists only, to participate in a group exhibition in May, at a top notch art gallery from Central London. All artists are invited to submit their figurative work, including landscape, portrait and still life paintings or drawings. All art should be ready to hang. 3D work and photography will not be accepted.

The chosen artists will join award-winning portrait painter Dorian Radu in a group exhibiton meant to showcase figurative art at its best. Dorian Radu is a portrait painter who has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and has been commissioned by prestigious names, such as The BBC 2 TV Series Cradle To Grave or the Romanian Royal Family (painting Prince Nicholas Medforth-Mills of Romania).

Exhibition will last a week and all art can be for sale (gallery commission is 40% so do consider that in your price).

Submission is free and only the selected artists will be expected to pay a fee of £70, used to cover the gallery hire and other expenses of the event (photographer, videographer, prior promotional content etc.).

Three works can be submitted per artist. DEADLINE IS THE 31ST OF MARCH AT 23:59. All successfull applicants will be notified within 5 days after the deadline.

To submit your work, e-mail Diana Tupilus at

The body of your e-mail should include a photo, title, price and dimensions of each piece. Again, if any piece is not for sale, type "Price: NFS".

Exact venue is yet to be confirmed. There are a few options in discussion and we will choose the best one to collaborate with, in order to maximise the efficiency and exposure of the exhibition.


Good Luck and we are looking forward to seeing your pieces!

Fee Detail: 


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