Creative Opportunities

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This page is dedicated to sharing creative opportunities both here at Exeter Phoenix and from other creative projects and organisations in the region.

Opportunities at Exeter Phoenix

Submissions now open for Two Short Nights 2025

Great stories shape who we are, introduce us to people we’ve never met and take us places we never knew existed. From animation to documentary, the world of short film invites you to live multiple lives and celebrate variety. Discover storytelling at its finest.

The 23rd edition of Two Short Nights Film Festival will champion and promote short films and the people who make them. The festival is proud to nurture new and emerging talent through selected screenings, workshops and our famous 48 Hour Film Challenge.

Apply now to be a part of Two Short Nights 2025.

  • May 31, 2024 - Earlybird Deadline
  • July 31, 2024 - Regular Deadline
  • August 31, 2024 - Late Deadline
  • September 30, 2024 - Extended Deadline

Find out more and apply here >>

Apply to the Exeter Contemporary Open 2024

Deadline Sun 9 June 2024

We're thrilled to announce the return of the Exeter Contemporary Open for 2024, our annual showcase of emerging and established contemporary visual artists from across the UK.

The exhibition will run from 13 Sep – 02 Nov 2024 and is open to contemporary visual artists working in any media. The selection panel will particularly be looking for work that reflects current directions, themes and concerns in contemporary practice.

Each of the artists selected for the exhibition will be eligible for one of several cash prizes:

  • £1000 Overall Award
  • £500 Additional Award
  • £200 Audience Choice Award

Find out more and apply through the official website here>>

Creative Hub

Looking for creative opportunities in the South West? Our Creative Hub publication shares monthly updates on all things creative in Exeter.

Join Our Team Of Volunteer Stewards

None of the day to day activity at Exeter Phoenix could be accomplished without our passionate team of volunteers and staff to make it happen. We’re always looking for new people to get involved.

Exhibiting Opportunities

Gallery333 is a dedicated space to exhibit small, contemporary art installations. It is an intimate ‘window’ gallery space with a secure glass door situated in a busy location within the building. Dimensions are 125cm high x 74cm wide x 36cm deep.

Double Elephant Print Workshop Gallery in our busy café bar offers a great platform for visual artists based in the South West to exhibit and sell their work. Suitable for 2D artworks with max.  dimensions of approx. 1m. We are looking for a range of contemporary practice including challenging and experimental work

Submissions should be by email with images or web link attached along with an outline proposal, statement and CV if applicable


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