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A weekly selection of opportunities for contemporary art-related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers and curators.

🏳️‍🌈 LGBT History Month Exhibition Opportunity by The Hive

This upcoming LGBT History Month February 2022, we would like to offer our gallery space to an artist to create a solo show of artworks that explore the history of the LGBT community in some way. We are particularly keen to hear from local LGBT artists, young people, and other under-represented groups.

Our vision at The Hive is thriving, creative communities and we support exhibitions of interesting and inspiring visual artwork encouraging local engagement. We do not expect payment for exhibiting artwork in our gallery, only the contribution of an accompanying activity to better understand you and your artistic practice, which could take the form of an artist talk, exhibition tour or creative workshop.

Eligibility: All art forms, ages and levels of expertise are welcome, though we are particularly keen to hear from local LGBT artists, young people, and other under-represented groups.

What you get: Networking, marketing, representation, exhibition opportunity

Deadline 01 November 2021

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The Mental Canvas $100K Challenge

Mental Canvas, Inc. is a software technology company whose unique platform has reimagined drawing for the digital age by enabling creations that can be experienced outside the confines of a page or a single moment in time. Mental Canvas picks up where pen and paper leave off, taking drawing to a place it's never been. Now, we're calling on creatives to join us in redefining what it means to draw. With $100K in prizes and 18 winners, we're looking for the most impressive and imaginative scenes created with Mental Canvas Draw™.

Eligibility: The competition is international, open to ages 13+.

What you get: The total ARV (approximate retail value) of all prizes is $100,000 (USD). There will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner for the grand prize along with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each of the 5 categories (18 prizes in total).

Deadline 11 October 2021

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The LOEWE FOUNDATION has opened the call for entries to the fifth edition of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, an international award celebrating excellence in craftsmanship.

The LOEWE FOUNDATION seeks to recognise uniquely talented artisans whose artistic vision, technical skill and determination to innovate will set new standards for the future of craft. The winning works will be featured in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue in Seoul in Spring 2022.

Applications are accepted from 20 July 2021 to 25 October 2021.

Eligibility: All participants must be professional artisans of 18 years or older at the time of the submission of entries. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). Businesses and mercantile companies of any kind are excluded. All nationalities are welcome.

What you get: The Prize for the winning piece of work is fifty thousand euros (50,000 euros). The winning entry can be made up of either one single piece of work or one series of works. The Prize for the works awarded with a Special Mention is five thousand euros (5,000 euros), regardless of the number of Special Mentions granted. Prizes will be subject to the withholding of the corresponding Spanish personal income tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas, IRPF) in accordance with current legislation in Spain. The works created by the Winner and Finalists will be included in the exhibition ‘LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022’ (herein after ‘the Exhibition’) and its accompanying catalogue, on view in Seoul in the spring of 2022 or any other location that LOEWE FOUNDATION may deem appropriate.

Deadline 25 October 2021

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Arrhythmia – a new Book Works open submission series guest-edited by Katrina Palmer

Guest-edited by artist Katrina Palmer, Arrhythmia is a new series that offers an opportunity for artists and writers whose work explores ideas of being out of joint with the predominant social order, whether through disrupted trajectories, physical displacement, or political dissonance. We are particularly interested in experimental work that articulates a discontinuous sense of identity, and writing, or the combination of writing and images in which the rhythm of the text is self-consciously questioned.

Three proposals will be selected for publication from this open submission. Arrhythmia follows the previous series commissioned from an open call, including: Semina, G.S.O.H The Rest is Dark, The Rest is Dark, Common Objectives, Contact and our most recent open submissions series, Interstices, guest-edited by Bridget Penney.

Eligibility: Work can be submitted from the UK and internationally based individuals, groups or collectives, in English language only. We are interested in submissions from artists and writers often unrecognised by mainstream institutions and in particular those from the African Diaspora, liberation groups or whose minority identity has historically marginalised them.

What you get: Book Works will offer a fee to the three commissioned artists or writers of £1,250. There will also be a small budget allocated for expenses and travel.

Deadline 05 November 2021

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Inspiring London through Culture Commission

The City Corporation is one of the UK’s major funders of culture and heritage and directly supports a range of institutions and activities in these fields. It also recognises and welcomes the wide range of organisations, large and small, who further enrich the Square Mile’s cultural offer and who may benefit from additional support or sponsorship to help initiatives to develop.

This programme is now open for applications. The deadline is on 5 November 2021 for the applications to be considered in January 2022.

Eligibility: Registered charity • Registered Community Interest Company • Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation • Charitable company (incorporated as a not-for-profit) • Exempt or excepted charity • Registered charitable industrial and provident society or charitable cooperative (Bencom) • Constituted voluntary organisation

What you get: This funding theme has a modest amount of funding and so large projects are beyond its scope. It is anticipated that individual grants will not exceed £10,000.

Deadline 05 November 2021

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