We do not have any open calls at this time. Please try again in the spring.

Please be aware that submission does not guarantee selection.

Calling all Artists: Expanded Painting


This opportunity has now closed.

Due to a high volume of submissions judging is taking longer than normal.

All artists will be informed after the 19th January

Artwork must be available to deliver between the 26th Jan-19th Feb.



Submission does not guarantee selection and Entry fees are non refundable. 

-You can submit up to three works for consideration. Please do not enter more than three.
-Please ensure images submitted are good quality (usually 300dpi is best)
-Please submit your image files in the format : YOUNAME_TITLEOFWORK.JPG
-Do NOT submit work that is transphobic, racist, pornographic, paedophilic, anti-lgbtqia, ageist or could be deemed offensive or as a hate crime against a minority culture and or group. 
-Do not submit works that contain harmful substances that could endanger our staff and volunteers.
-Please ensure works do not exceed 1.5m. 
-If artwork is for sale; we take 20% commission on a sale so please amend your priced prior to entering
-If entering video works please put a link to a webpage for us to watch the video in the description section.

If selected:
-Please ensure you drop off the collect work in the timeframe given. 
-It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange delivery and collection of work. Any cost incurred through delivery must be paid by the artist. We can assist with the return of work but costs must be covered by the artist.
-If selected, please ensure all works come with hanging fixtures or clear instructions on how to display.
-Artwork will be installed by our team of technicians; artists do not need to be present
-If selected, when the exhibition ends you have up to 30 days to collect your work, any uncollected work after this time will be disposed of.
-We have limited equipment for video works; Where possible we ask artists to provide their own equipment. 
-We have a small selection of plinths for sculptural works but you may need to provide your own is you have a specific requirement or exceed our sizing. 
-International artists; please send your work as a temporary import to avoid additional custom charges to you.
-We recommend artists have their own Artist insurance when exhibiting; you can get this through a_n artists. (

-Cash prize will be available for successful applicants and the winner with voted for by the visiting public. Total prize fund to be confirmed after deadline has closed. 

Entry Fees:
-We are charging a small entry fee for this exhibition with portion of the proceeds going to A4 Studios CIC as a community fundraiser to make necessary improvement works to their community space for disabled artists. The rest of the funds will be placed into the exhibition prize fund and awarded as cash prizes to the artists. 
-Entry fees are non refundable 
-If you are Greater Manchester based and wish to volunteer with the invigilation of this exhibition; you will be refunded your entry fee upon successful completion this task. (Minimum one day- 5 hours)



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