Artists Invited To Apply For Exeter Contemporary Open 2016

Published June 1, 2016


Artists are now being invited to submit work to our national platform for contemporary visual arts.

Exeter Contemporary Open is one of the highlights of the South West’s arts calendar. Now in its eleventh year, it provides an important national platform for contemporary visual art with an emphasis on supporting new and emerging talent alongside more established artists.

The submission process is now open and artists working across a variety of disciplines are invited to submit work that will be considered by a panel of industry experts. The shortlisted works will be exhibited at the Exeter Contemporary Open exhibition between 16 September and 5 November 2016 at Exeter Phoenix. The Overall Award winner, announced at an exclusive awards ceremony and opening event on 15th September, will receive a £1000 prize and an Additional Award winner will receive £500. Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite work and the Audience Choice Award winner will receive £200.

Past selection panels have included artists and curators such as David Shrigley, Ceri Hand, Alex Hartley, Hannah Firth, Day & Gluckman and Kevin Hunt.

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The deadline for submissions is Monday 13 June 2016.