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Collectanea Emergency Co Call for Art – We decided to take immediate action! Collectanea – A European Art Platform dedicated to Sell and Curate Artworks COVID Action- help Artists and Artistic Production in the midst of the pandemic. CONTACT email

Isolation film challenge –

Make a face mask –
Remember that you can saw without a sewing machine or make something really simple –

Social Distancing Festival call for participation –

Visions in the Nunnery is the Nunnery Gallery’s renowned biennial showcase of recent moving image and performance artwork. The open call is an opportunity to be part of one of the most varied and exciting presentations of moving image in London. We invite submissions from all over the world to exhibit with each year’s especially invited lead artists whose work will set the tone for the three programmes. Deadline: Sunday, June 21, 2020 – 23:59

As part of a wider collaboration between BBC Arts with Arts Council England for Culture In Quarantine, a fund for around 25 established England-based artists of any discipline to produce new works in creative media – video, audio and interactive – is launching. We will be inviting brief expressions of interest explaining your idea, how it could be made, and a ballpark budget by Wednesday 8 April. Ideas can be submitted by artists or by the organisations that represent them. Collaborations between artists of different disciplines are welcome –

Make memory maps of your walks –

A Creative Response to Self-Isolation (Competition) – We’re putting a call out for people to send us creative responses to self-isolation that are produced at home. We will then choose a winner, who will receive a £50 one-off commission as well as some paid promotion of their work across Facebook and Instagram. A select number of runners up will also have their work featured on our social media feeds, if they give their permission for us to do so. All we ask is that your creative response relates to the documentary form, and we’ll happily accept short films, desktop docs, essays, articles and reviews that form a non-fiction response to the theme of self-isolation. Entries need to be sent to by midday on Tuesday 31 March. Please put ‘A Creative Response to Self-Isolation’ in the subject line.
Call 2:

Artist Bursary –

Reader – #bookface on Instagram

Hello Filmmakers!! Back by popular demand, we are launching a NEW short film competition!!
As you may know, we are approaching the worldwide Earth Day on April 22nd. We would like to show our appreciation by having YOU, our very talented emerging filmmakers out there, help us spread the message of sustainability. We are all aware of the climate crisis, the pollution, and the deforestation happening on our home planet. We need as many voices as possible to stand for our silent Earth. And THAT is the gift of filmmaking. We can give a voice to the voiceless. What is sustainability? We want to see you get creative creating a short film! How to Take Part:
First: Shoot a film following all these conditions:
It can’t be longer than 60 seconds
It must feature something broken
It must create your film around the theme of sustainability
Second: Post the completed film on Instagram, including @raindancefilmfestival and the hashtag #SixtySustainableSeconds
E.g.: Hey @raindancefilmfestival, here’s my #SixtySustainableSeconds
Submissions close at midnight, Sunday 19 April, 2020.
The Fine Print. One entry per person.
Submissions under 60 seconds will be accepted,
Submissions over 60 seconds will be ineligible.
Opening titles and closing credits are included in your runtime.
Your film must be made after January 1, 2020
The Raindance payback: What you’ll win
1st Place: 2x Raindance Film Festival 2020 VIP Passes + your #SixtySustainable Seconds film will be screened at the Raindance Film Festival + Option to upload short film into the app!
2nd Place: 2x Independent Filmmaker’s Ball 2021 VIP Tickets
3 place: 1 Raindance Membership
The top 5 winners(including above) will be screened at our monthly Raindance Film Club Screening on April 28th at London’s Century Club

Draw like a Marvel professional –

Oxo Gallery call –

Istanbul call –

Donate art for NHS –

Students call –

Virtual Design Festival –

Make a Moving Image
Muybridge famously invented the Zoopraxiscope projector in 1879. Our Gallery Assistant Zainab has produced some instructions on how you can make other types moving images, which you can pick depending on how adventurous you are feeling:
Easy Going: How to make a Thaumatrope (Video)
Medium Maker: How to make a Flipbook (PDF)
Pro Artist: How to make a Zoetrope (PDF)
Share your results on social media by tagging us on Instagram @stanleypicker or Twitter @pickergallery or by sending us your images to to show us your work. Missed the last two newsletters?
Our weekly suggestions are now archived on our website here.
Zainab Sanyang is an illustrator, educator and 3rd year Illustration Animation student at Kingston School of Art.
She will be familiar to some for leading our Saturday Art Club for local children.

Design Museum workshops –

Free Adobe Classes –

Mass Isolation project –

Grayson Perry and Channel 4 –

We are looking to commission 10 artists to write and present a new collection of short stories told digitally. Stories should:
Take place or start in a home or a place where someone lives
Find the extra-ordinary in the ordinary
Each chosen artist will receive a commissioning fee of £200 for one day of work. For further information about what would be expected in this timeframe please refer to the commission call out on our website
This commissioning opportunity is open to any artist who identifies as BAME, D/deaf or disabled. For more information including how to submit a short expression of interest please visit our website
For an audio version on the commissioning call out please click here
If you have any access requirements which would support with your application please contact
Deadline for submissions: Wednesday 15 April by 12.00pm

Big Welcome 2020 –

Montez Press Writers Grants – In response to the unprecedented financial crisis caused by the Covid 19 pandemic we want to support artists and writers, particularly those who have lost income, or who perhaps never had any to begin with. We are offering short term financial support to enable the development of a new written piece of work, which should be between 500 and 1000 words in length (this is a guide – length dependent on the applicant & style of work). We are able to offer 10 grants. Each recipient of the grant will receive 500 Euros and editorial support during the development of the piece. There will be the option to have this published by Montez Press, on our website, at the end of the development period. We would like to encourage applications from those who have not been published before.
Deadline for applications: 17th April
Applicants to be notified by: 1st May
Suggested deadline for new written work to be complete: 1st June
All applications will be anonymised before they are reviewed.
Sending our most sincere love and support to all at this time, Anna, Than, Christiane, Anja, Emily, Stacy, Tom, Max and Julian
The Montez Team
If you have any questions please email,6TTQ,125UMW,Q0KH,1

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Emerging Film Curators Lab –

Lux curatorial fellow –

Hoax publication –

64 Million Artists call –

Greyson Perry’s competition –

Gallery seeks submissions from disabled and deaf artists – deadline 3 May 2020. The Jennifer Lauren Gallery is seeking submissions from national and international artists that self-define as disabled and/or deaf. The gallery will be hosting an online exhibition on its website, with a downloadable zine of the works. The exhibition will support and showcase the work of 25 artists selected with the help of artist and adult survivor with mental health issues Terence Wilde and Lisa Slominski of Slominski Projects. The gallery hopes that this exhibition will expose these artist’s works to wider audiences, to bring a sense of achievement during this difficult and isolating time. 

Film and Video Umbrella call 1 –
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Take part in the creation of an international document of isolated history. This small idea released on social media by Tower Hamlets based Stitches In Time already has people of all ages and abilities getting needle and thread together, with creative responses coming from all around the globe. They would love you to have a go! Embroider your experiences of isolation, and stitch the story of your everyday life! It could be anything from the things you see from your window, to what you’ve been dreaming of doing but can’t, to the people and things you have really grown to appreciate. Your small individual embroideries will be pieced together into a giant textile, and then once this is all over we’ll exhibit everyone’s pieces together and have a party! Embroidery is really simple, so even if you’ve never done it before we’ve got some great links of tips to get you started. Take part in The By You Tapestry! Download the free resource pack –

The Eaton Fund – grants for artists
The Trustees are able to consider applications for grants from the following people, if they are resident in the UK:
Artists: Painters, potters, sculptors and photographers, not performing artists. The Trustees are always pleased to see photos of the artist’s work or a link to the artist’s website. NB Art students must be UK citizens.
Nurses: Male or female, e.g. SRN, SEN, health care assistants (with relevant qualifications) or dental nurses in employment or retired, in hardship or with long-term sickness/disability.
Women over 18 years, experiencing hardship. Please note, that applications must be made via an independent referee.
Applicants must be resident in the UK.
Grants: Donations are made, once only to each individual, for a specific item or purpose. Sometimes the Fund is able to make a contribution to a costly item such as an electric wheelchair. Applications cannot be considered unless a fully completed form is submitted. A supporting letter from a third party, such as a social worker or tutor, is also required. Once a grant has been made, no further applications can be considered.
Assistance has been given for the following:
a contribution towards setting up a new home after family breakdown
contributions towards wheelchairs in cases of impaired mobility
artists’ materials and equipment and picture framing for an exhibition
Those who have a better chance of receiving a grant:
give detailed information about their background and specific need, and
apply also to other charities for contributions where sums over £300 are being requested. All applications will be considered on their merits. In our assessment of need we aim to be consistent and fair.

Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2020 – Call for entries

International Shared Campus project offers a great summer programme.

#Beeathome competiton –

Firecracker photographs –

Covid 19 anthology –

Curating Borders –

Arctivist competition –

Adobe Community Fund –

New Covent Garden Market – We are seeking proposals from artists for the second edition of Vitrine; a paid commission for a 20m long public art space on Nine Elms Lane.
After a successful first year, we return with the second edition of Vitrine; London’s freshest art commission celebrating London’s oldest market. Through Vitrine, we are lifting the lid on the market to explore the colossal pick of fresh produce that you find every day at New Covent Garden Market.

Brainchild festival –

Living Maps call –

Constellations call –

Self-portrait –

Metal Culture –

Sustainability prize –

Blue Sky museums –

Fierce Women WOW Cards – Call For Artists Are you an artist looking for opportunities to support women’s rights and gender equality, to make an impact through your creative expression? Help us present 30 amazing women from Ireland, Slovenia, North Macedonia, and Croatia for the first expansion deck of the Fierce Women card game by making every card a work of art.
A fee of 160 Euros (gross fee) will be awarded per illustration, depending on the number of your illustrations included in Fierce Women WOW cards extension deck
How to apply?
Fierce Women WOW Cards call is open to all artists, illustrators, and designers from Europe. We do not ask for you to send us a finished work, you can apply by sending us a sketch, as the selected artist will have the opportunity to work on their illustration later. Also, after the selection process, selected artists can be assigned to illustrate additional women for the deck.
Submit your application via Google Form below until Wednesday, June 24th, 2020, at 23:59 CET, the latest.