Here are a some current submission and competition requests, everything from feature film scripts to guest editing an arts magazine, soundscapes and a David Bowie lyrical Art Exhibition. They are in no particular order deliberately to stimulate you on what might be possible creatively, I have mentioned the deadlines.
I am one of six singers becoming a megaphonista tomorrow Saturday May Bank Holiday at the Royal Festival Hall, we are singing on the Southbank to then join up with a huge choir for a special river wide surprise. Mary King who runs all the Voicelab work at the Southbank told us on our single rehearsal (which was largely dominated by us getting excited blasting each other’s ears out as opposed to learning the actual tune)
‘I have selected you all very carefully, I need singers who don’t have any fear, are happy to be strong and wrong and don’t panic when things go awry. You just adapt’
After all the years of being told I needed to work more on my craft rather than just thinking up the idea, producing it and taking it onto the nearest stage, (and yes I have really worked on my craft ongoingly since) it is nice to know my basic tendency to just dream it, perform it and worry about it later is being recognised as a positive. I tell you this to inspire you to make a new piece of work or enter an already worked piece of work, a script, a song, a painting. Finish something you have started and get it out the door!
As with my Podcast Interview with Jason Hewitt you have got to hit SEND!
So here is my creative effort, which is not perfect but done; a VINE taken at 4.30am Friday night when I couldn’t sleep, the day before I moved out of my flat, finding beauty and weirdness in half asleep moments!! Nothing like arranging candles and Chinese lucky cats late at night quietly so not to wake my removal helpers ;-)) Posting this to make you think, if Marysia can have a go, I definitely can!
Guest edit our arts magazine, IdeasTap
So you’re an aspiring journo and dedicated follower of IdeasMag, our online magazine? Well, how do you fancy having a go at editing it yourself?
We’re offering one lucky person the chance to stage a five-day IdeasMag takeover during one of the first two weeks of June.
As our Guest Editor you’ll write articles, attend editorial meetings, help decide what goes in our weekly newsletter and IdeasMag tweets. What’s more, you’ll get a CV and covering letter session with our Editor James Hopkirk and social media advice from our marketing team.
To be in with a chance, we’d like you to pitch a theme for your week as Guest Editor – something you think would be of interest to our readers – plus three article ideas that you realistically think you can deliver. Find out more and apply here by Friday 24 May.
Calling all artists making science inspired work, The Point
Contact: Helen Jones email@example.com
With the relaunch of our gallery space after a programme of capital investment to improve facilities, we’re looking to make connections with artists seeking opportunities to exhibit. We have a beautiful double height contemporary gallery space with good projection facilities and a direct hanging system. The gallery sits at the heart of our participatory arts company- darts (Doncaster Community Arts) which also houses a cafe, studio and performance spaces. For more information about the space and the company see here
We’re inviting expressions of interest from professional artists who make work inspired by science, with the aim of putting together a collective show of 5-6 artists work. The exhibition would run from 14th October- 21st December 2013.
The work can be any format- sound, film, painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography. If you are interested in exhibiting, we require a brief description of the work and information about your practice as an artist. An estimate of the value of the work for insurance purposes and any technical information- wall or floor space, access to a projector or other equipment. Plus up to 5 images of the work/works or a link to your website. All expressions of interest should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 22nd May. We will select artists and notify everyone by Wednesday 5th June.
All proceeds from any work sold would go directly to the artist.
£2000 magazine funding for creatives aged 16-30, IdeasTap
The Anthology is back! This is your chance to create your very own online magazine with a £2,000 budget.
We first launched this opportunity back in January 2012, when film collective Brain Wash won with the disturbing, Videodrome-inspired Long Live the New Flesh. Next up were The New Wolf – New Cartography, their beautiful journal exploring mapping and the urban environment. The third Anthology brief saw the publication this week of La Boi Band’s 90′s pop teen-inspired zine exploring race, sexuality and gender, to be followed soon by theatre publication Backstage.
Now we’re looking for another group aged 16-30 with a strong editorial vision to create two brand new publications.
To apply, you must be a group of three or more people. You can be from any creative background – illustration, animation, film, literature, photography, performing arts – anything at all. We want this to be a multidisciplinary production, within the limitations of an online PDF format.
The subject you choose to explore is up to you – but we’ll be looking for a clear, coherent theme that will be relevant to the IdeasTap audience. We’ll also expect you to involve our members in the production process through call outs on the site – part of the funding should be used to commission members for contributions. We want you to be our talent scouts.
Winners will receive £2,000, support from the IdeasTap team (editorial, marketing and digital) and a permanent home on our website. You’ll then have three months to design and produce your anthology.
The brief closes on Friday 7 June 2013 at 5pm and is open to people aged 16-30 based in the UK. here
Call for submissions- Spontaneous Combustions, 2013, ARtCH
Contact: Nimrod Vardi email@example.com
This summer, ARtCH will hold its third ‘Spontaneous Combustion festival’. The festival will focus on and explore contemporary ideas of movement, dance and performance, happening in alternative spaces, within the infamous area of Hackney Wick. To do this, ARtCH will work in cooperation with local organizations within the community.
We are currently looking for artists to submit works dealing, examining and/ or documenting movement, performance and dance for our group exhibition which will accompany the festival and will take place from July-August 2013. Works should be a series of B&W or colour photographs (8 – 12 in total) which can be developed to an A0 size and shows a series of continuous movements.
The Exhibition will be juried and curated by ARtCH and Arbeit Gallery representatives and are open to everyone, with a low submission fee of £10 (£5 concession), to create equal opportunities.
The deadline for submissions is the 1st June, 2013 at 5pm
Successful applicants will be informed by the 8th June, 2013.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit here
an international project calling for SOUND samples & recordings, SHOPPINGHOUR MAGAZINE
Contact: MIKA email@example.com
Shoppinghour Magazine & Human Fiction Tartini present
A project directed by MIKATSIU
Calling for samples and recordings responding to one of the following: 1 // humming a melody or a non-melody. 2 // the sound of an imaginary organ; not restricted to living or earthly creatures! 3 // a sonically inspired response to the following riddle:
Random, shifting, but recognisable. What constitutes it is invisible to our eyes. Intangible, incomplete yet indiscriminately casts a shadow. Guaranteed to witness all and be witnessed by all. It is applicable yet unknowable. A common mismeasure. What is it?
The material received will be manipulated, sampled, mixed, and collaged by a selected group of composers & sonic artists, each creating a piece for your feast of listening pleasure. The tracks will be released by Shoppinghour Magazine, and a listening session will be hosted in London by Human Fiction Tartini. Deadline // 1st of June 2013 Format // preferably uncompressed 44.1 kHz Length // maximum 16 minutes
Send to // firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your full name & the location of your recording with the submitted sonic material.
Any further questions and request for project details should be addressed to Mika Hayashi Ebbesen.
Wanted – Short Scripts Inspired by The Movies!, RealDealTheatre
Contact: Alice email@example.com
RealDeal Theatre will be holding a new event Popcorn Saturday! – short plays (10-15 minutes long) inspired by the movies – on the evening of Saturday, 29th June 2013 at Westminster Reference Library, off Leicester Square, London, UK.
Submit a script to firstname.lastname@example.org between Monday 20th May and Sunday 27th May 2013 inclusive. The writers of scripts chosen will be required to attend Popcorn Saturday.
Selected scripts will be given to professional directors and actors for a semi-staged, script-in-hand reading.
For more information, go to here
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Artists are invited to submit works for the 2013 competition
Now in its 26thyear, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition champions the beauty and diversity of the medium of watercolour. Generously sponsored by Smith & Williamson, the competition celebrates all works produced in water-based mediums, whether abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional.
The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious watercolour competition in the UK and offers a total of £18,000 to artists who demonstrate a high level of skill and creativity. Prizes include a First Prize of £10,000, Second Prize of £6,000, the Smith & Williamson Cityscape Prize of £1,500, and the Vintage Classics Prize for Cover Art, a £500 commission to create the cover art for a Vintage Classic.
The 2013 judging panel is: Julia Farrer, artist; Danny Markey, artist; Dr Susan Owens, Curator of Painting, Victoria & Albert Museum; Desmond Shawe-Taylor CVO, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures; and Hugh Pearman,critic & writer, The Sunday Times. They will select approximately 100 works for an exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London from 16-21 September 2013, followed by the Smith & Williamson tour to venues throughout the UK.
Deadline for entry: 5pm, 10 June 2013
Enter online: here
For further details please contact Parker Harris:
t. 01372 462190
Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013: Call for Entries, Jerwood Visual Arts & Drawing Projects UK
Exploring the boundaries of contemporary drawing practice in the UK
Jerwood Visual Arts (JVA) and Drawing Projects UK invite artists to submit entries for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013, the UK’s largest and longest running annual open exhibition for drawing.
Selected from original art works, and now in its 19th year in this format, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence and exploring the boundaries of contemporary drawing practice within the UK. By showcasing the work of students fresh from art school, alongside that of more established artists, the Prize has helped contribute to the careers of numerous well-known British artists including, amongst others, Eileen Cooper RA and Tom Hammick (2004), Stuart Pearson-Wright and Ian Davenport (2007), and Emma Talbot (2008).
This competition is a platform for drawing practitioners to showcase their work alongside other leading contemporary artists in this field, and provides those selected with the opportunity to help define the concept of drawing for future generations.
This year, the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 welcomes three exceptional leading art experts onto its panel: Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art mima; Michael Craig-Martin RA, artist; and Charlotte Mullins, art critic, writer, broadcaster, and Editor of Art Quarterly, who will create an exhibition that explores and celebrates the diversity, excellence and range of current drawing practice in the UK.
Deadline for online registration: 17 June 2013, 5pm
For further details and to register online please visit the JVA here
THE ART LICKS WEEKEND – Call for participation
Art Licks are very excited to now announce their new annual project: the Art Licks Weekend 4-6 October 2013.
The Art Licks Weekend celebrates the creative energy of the young London art scene. For this three-day festival young galleries, not-for-profit projects, artist-run spaces and independent curatorial projects will be open to the public with exhibitions of work by emerging artists and special events.
The dominant picture of the capital’s creative sector is one that does not represent the wealth of projects happening, establishing, and renewing amongst younger artists and projects in spaces outside of central London. The AL Weekend represents this side of the capital’s art scene and recognises the work as valid and substantial. Such galleries are risk-takers, setting themselves up on their own initiative, often with little or no funding, and the work produced is exciting, relevant and innovative.
If you are running a space or project and are keen to be involved in the AL Weekend programme, then Art Licks would like to hear from you.
The deadline for applications is the 31 May, 5pm
Download the guidelines here.
Download the application form here
| BOWIE LYRICAL ARTWORK COMPETITION |, White Cloth Gallery
Contact: Emma email@example.com
| Bowie Lyrical Artwork Competition |
To celebrate the creativity, innovation and flamboyancy of David Bowie throughout the last 40 years and in conjunction with the Duffy Archives that will be exhibited at White Cloth Gallery through the coming months, we are launching a Bowie ‘Lyrical’ Artwork Competition.
To enter the competition please submit artwork as an image based interpretation of one of the sets of lyrics shown on our website that have been taken from infamous Bowie songs.
Three winning pieces will be chosen by our judging panel and will be given the opportunity to exhibit at White Cloth Gallery alongside Brian Duffy. The top 20 short listed images will then be shown as a full exhibition at White Cloth Gallery in August, and then will be exhibited at the Brudenell Social Club in September.
The winners will be announced on the competition night at White Cloth Gallery on the 20th June 2013.
| Free Entry | Deadline 10th June |
For more information and competition lyrics please visit: here
Now Wakes the Sea/Open submission exhibition, Kinsale Arts Festival
Contact: Ruth Mcdonnell firstname.lastname@example.org
Now Wakes the Sea invites submissions from visual artists in Ireland and the UK who have not yet had a major solo show. Artists will be selected by a respected panel comprising Tessa Fitzjohn (Guest Curator, UK), Ceri Hand (Ceri Hand Gallery, London), Daphne Wright (Artist Ire/UK.), Janice Hough (IMMA), and Trish Brennan (CIT College of Art and Design). Selected artists will exhibit their work at Kinsale Arts Festival from the 6-14th July 2013. The winner of the Now Wakes Award will be offered a solo show at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in Co. Cork, with promotional support provided by both organisations.
Submissions will be accepted between 15 April and 3 June 2013
*Delivery of work 3 July 2013
*Selected work can be collected from Dublin, Cork, Limerick, London, Cardiff and Bristol and returned, full details to be advised to successful artists
For further information, guidelines and application form please visit here
If you experience problems with the online submission process during the application period, please contact email@example.com or call 021 4700010
CALL FOR ENTRIES – SHORT FILMS, Elysion Productions
Contact: Steven Hutchinson firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for short films up to 30 minutes in length in any genre to screen at our next short film event which will be held at the Lass O’Gowrie, Manchester on 17th May 2013. There is no entry fee. Entries are welcome from across the UK. Please include your email address with your entry. DEADLINE 10th May 2013
There is no entry fee. Entries are welcome from anywhere in the UK. Please include your email address with your entry. Send your film on DVD to: Elysion Shorts White Wall Gallery 3 Newbrook Road Over Hulton Bolton BL5 1EL
DVDs must be playable on a regular DVD player please!
Entrants will be contacted if their films have been selected for screening.
for any enquiries please email email@example.com.
Please note that Elysion Productions cannot return any entries.
Big Break Feature Film Submissions
What is Big Break?
Big Break is an annual, global screenwriting contest designed to launch the careers of aspiring writers with over $80,000 in cash, prizes, as well as A-list executive meetings. Winners and finalists alike have had their screenplays optioned and produced and have secured high-profile representation as well as lucrative writing deals. A panel of notable industry professionals conducts the final judging.
New This Year!
The 2013 Final Draft, Inc. Big Break Contest is bigger and better than ever. This year we have added a TV contest, awarding prizes in four formats (Half-Hour and Hour-Long Pilots and Specs). Big Break is also awarding more prizes to outstanding scripts in 7 different feature genres. Even more winners will receive cash and prizes. Plus, the Grand-Prize Feature and Grand-Prize TV winner will be flown to Los Angeles for meetings and our famous Annual Awards event where they will be VIP along with the top screenwriters in the industry.