• Jacob Brandon

"Finding A Way Home" - English Riviera Photography Showcase - Submissions

Updated: Feb 26

#UPDATE: With the recent UK announcement of a roadmap out of the current lockdown we can be confident that this exhibition will be able to physically take place in our venue this Spring and we will be using this as our relaunch event. As a precautionary measure to avoid disruption, we have taken the decision to delay the start of the exhibition to April 19th (7 days after the current predicted date for the return of non-essential retail). Additional opening days and hours will be added to accommodate this delay, as well as an extension to the submission deadline, which will now run until Midnight March 14th.

Exhibition Dates: 19th April - 16th May (or November if postponed due to COVID)

Deadline for Submissions: Midnight 14th March

Exhibition Fee: Starts from Free


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

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

“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.


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.

Opportunities


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

- An open call for individual works

- An open call for work in series and collections from individual artists


All opportunities are for submissions of photography or artists working in digital mediums which include some element of photographic practice. Artists can submit to both opportunities.


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


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

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

Prizes and Awards

  • English Riviera Showcase Award - Selected by Robert Darch and other judges for the best artist in the showcase selection - Prize: 1-2-1 Mentorship with Robert Darch

  • The South West Collective Award - Selected by The South West Collective for best entry in the open section - Prize: Limited edition South West Co. T-shirt

  • F16 Camera Store, Film Photography Award - Selected by F16 for the best film entry in the open selection - Prize: 35mm Camera from the F16 Store

  • Take It Easy Film Lab, Film Photography Award - Selected by Take It Easy Lab for their best film entry in the open section - Free film development package and march patch

  • Flourish Travel Photography Award - Selected by editor Lucy Sanders for the best travel photography entry in the open section - Free Issue of Flourish Magazine

  • Honourable Mentions - Selected runners up from submissions that were worthy of note - Selected to be published in the Exhibition Zine

  • Selected Exhibiting Artists - A free copy of the Exhibition Zine to be given to all award winners and showcase entries

Payments


All fees, go towards running this show or otherwise supporting future opportunities for visual arts and wider cultural engagement in Torbay.


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 payment details can be found at the bottom of this page.

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

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

About the Organisers

Artizan Collective CIC

Artizan Gallery

The South West Collective



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


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