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Open Calls

AIR Gallery run a series of Open Calls throughout the year; usually one themed show and our annual AIR Open.


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

Artwork Open Calls

  • 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, pedophilic, 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 on any side.

  • If artwork is for sale; we take 20% commission on a sale so please amend your prices prior to entering

  • If entering video works please put a link to a webpage for us to watch the video in the description section.

  • We recommend artists have their own art insurance via a_n artist or equivalent.



If selected:

  • Please ensure you post or drop off the selected 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.

  • 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 if you have a specific requirement or exceed our sizing.



  • If you would like to volunteer for the gallery to help invigilate the exhibition then you will get your entry fee refunded. This will be paid 48 hours after successfully completing your shift.

  • Volunteers also have access to unlimited hot drinks and a hot meal for free at our café  (including vegan options)

  • Entry fee will only be refunded upon successful completion of 5 hours work of volunteering.

  • Volunteering opportunity only open to UK Artists, ideally within the North West or easy travelling distance.

There are currently no Open Calls available.

Please check back again soon.

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