• Jacob Brandon

English Riviera Photography Showcase - Submissions

Updated: 6 days ago

“Finding A Way Home”

2020 was marked by global hardship and suffering, a year where the term “uncertainty” became near meaningless but the phrase “life changing” became all too familiar. It has already been recognised as a monumental moment in history of comparative significance to the two world wars, the ripples of which will still be being felt for many years to come.


But there is a positive legacy of 2020 to be unearthed in the year ahead; one that recognises the strength of communities against overwhelming adversity; one that applauds the extraordinary efforts and individual sacrifices made; and one that celebrates the peace and resilience we were able to find in this new and harsh reality.


2021 promises a chance for recovery and the search for hope, as we step out on a journey, to find a way home.


Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


About the Exhibition

“Finding A Way Home” is a multi-stranded photographic and digital artwork exhibition hosted by Artizan Collective CIC and co-curated and produced by The South West Collective and Artizan Gallery.


Featuring a headline exhibition, a showcase of 5-8 spotlighted artists, and an open selection of individual works, this South West first invites submissions of work that consider the idea of “home” both in the traditional sense and the contemporary context in light of the global pandemic.


Full details of the themes, opportunity and how to take part are outlined below.


Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


Themes

The focus of all the call opportunities is the theme of “Home”. There are no restrictions on how this is interpreted by applicants, but we anticipate that recent global events may play into responses. Additionally, artists may wish to consider:


  • Personal responses to their own home

  • Home as a multifunctional space

  • Home as an environment, a shared space, a safe place

  • Isolation and the solitary experience of home

  • Home as a transient and fragile space

  • Belonging and togetherness

  • Physicality vs Spirituality of home – the objects, items and buildings vs the emotions, concepts and constructs that define these spaces

  • The wider construct of home and place socially – identity, nationalism, patriotism


About the Organisers

Artizan Collective CIC

Artizan Collective CIC is a non-profit social enterprise supported by Artizan Gallery established in 2019 to take advantage of opportunities to access prominent but vacant retail and commercial buildings on behalf of the arts. In these spaces, they deliver professional curated exhibitions opportunities for the benefit of practitioners and audiences, as well as valuable programmes that promote community arts engagement.

They currently hold a venue at the heart of the English Riviera, situated near the Torquay harbourside and benefitting from prominent positioning, easy accessibility and high footfall, and have developed the space into a welcoming arts space. From here they host an annual programme of open exhibitions and showcases, welcoming professional and award-winning creatives in various fields as well as emerging talent, to exhibit under one roof, whilst promoting the wider cultural offer of this premier seaside resort.


Artizan Collective CIC

Artizan Gallery


The South West Collective

The South West Collective


Opportunities

There are two open calls which artists can submit work to:

- An open call for individual works (selective, see Terms and Conditions for full details of selection and judging)

- An open call for work in series and collections from individual artists (selective, see Terms and Conditions for full details of selection and judging)


All opportunities are for submissions of photography or artists working in digital mediums which include some element of photographic practice. A zine will be produced to commemorate the exhibition and a range of prizes are on offer from partners for applicants and participants. Artists can submit to both opportunities.


Full exhibition terms and conditions can be found here: https://bit.ly/2Js7vk8

Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


Individual Work Submissions

This call is ideally suited to any artists wishing to submit individual pieces or small bodies of work.

  • - Artists can submit up to four works for the exhibition

  • Artists may submit four works that form a series and indicate that these are submitted as one entry but would forego submitting additional works

  • This opportunity is “Pay As You Feel” and artists can submit the maximum number of works for no fee

  • There is a minimum contribution of £10 for an applicant to be considered for prize draws

  • Individual works should be no greater than A2 before framing, and all works must be provided framed for the exhibition (see Terms and Conditions for full details of expectations for display ready work https://bit.ly/2Js7vk8)

  • Works should be available for sale in some format. This might be the displayed framed work or alternatively high-quality print runs (limited or unlimited editions). (you will be asked to provide details of this in your submission form)

  • This is a selective call, and your entry does not guarantee you will be included in the exhibition

  • All selected works will be included in the exhibition zine, with some additional works included from submissions

  • All applicants who make the minimum submission contribution, regardless of selection, will be considered for prize draws

  • A People’s Choice Award will run for the duration of the exhibition with one winner being selected

Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


Collection Submissions

This call is ideally suited to any artists with a coherent series of 5-10 works. There is an emphasis on the connected narrative of the pieces which the applicant will be expected to outline as part of the submission process.

  • Artists can submit one body of work

  • There are no limits on the number of works that can make up this series, but it is anticipated that a strong application will consist of no fewer than 5 works and that there will be a likely limit of 10 works exhibited from a collection. All works must be provided framed for the exhibition (see Terms and Conditions for full details of expectations for display ready work https://bit.ly/2Js7vk8)

  • Fees for submitting to this show start from £10 (see the submission information below for full details)

  • There are no size restrictions on individual works, but maximum display allocation is likely to be around 2m squared

  • Works should be available for sale in some format. This might be the displayed framed work or alternatively high-quality print runs (limited or unlimited editions). (you will be asked to provide details of this in your submission form)

  • This is a selective call, and your entry does not guarantee you will be included in the exhibition

  • All selected applicants will be included in the exhibition zine and will receive a free copy of this

  • A guest judge will join to select an exhibition winner from the “Inhabiting” showcase

Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


Prizes and Benefits

  • Exhibition exposure in the English Riviera’s premier contemporary gallery

  • Opportunity for commercial sales of work

  • Automatic inclusion into prize draws (full prize list available to view at art-hub.co.uk/ex/erps21)

  • Audience and industry award recognition

  • Features in exhibition print and digital promotional material delivered via the channels of the exhibition curators, prize sponsors and partner organisations

  • Long-term exposure on the exhibition digital hub including micro-profile and the opportunity for additional features

  • Inclusion in exhibition zine

  • Participation in a major photographic event for the South West



Payments

Please review the options below for making appropriate payment for the opportunity you are applying for.


Home - Open Call for Individual Works (maximum 4 works) - Pay As You Feel, starting at "Free".

- Minimum donation to be in consideration for prizes - £10


Inhabiting - Series Submissions - Fees from £10 - £40


Commission of 40% is taken on all sales, inclusive of all taxes and payment fees. All fees, go towards running this show or otherwise supporting future opportunities for visual arts and wider cultural engagement in Torbay.


Use the images below to take you to the relevant payment option.


Make Your Submission

Submissions can be made using the form below or via Curatorspace. Alternatively, you can make your submission using the PDF download here and submitting content by email to erps21@artizangallery.co.uk

Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


Payments

Please review the options below for making appropriate payment for the opportunity you are applying for.


Home - Open Call for Individual Works (maximum 4 works) - Pay As You Feel, starting at "Free".

- Minimum donation to be in consideration for prizes - £10


Inhabiting - Series Submissions - Fees from £10 - £40


Use the images below to take you to the relevant payment option.

Please contact erps21@artizangallery.co.uk if you have any questions or enquiries about submissions.


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