Use the events or the venues search to find listings near a location. A selection of international open calls and opportunities for contemporary art related competitions, prizes, exhibitions, awards, proposals, and grants for artists, writers and curators. This is an edited listing. We update this feature once a week on Fridays from a selection of submissions, newsletters, magazines and blogs. Our editorial team only select opportunities they feel offer a clear benefit to the submitting artists. To recommend an opportunity for listing, please fill in the form in the sidebar.
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Amateur and professional artists invited to enter Frodsham competition
Contemporary African artists are faced with an enormous challenge right now that has exactly to do with the fact that they are 'African'; existing in a global situation that currently appears to promote artists as worthy of recognition only if they comply with Western convention and parameters. The task at hand is for their work to be seen as authentically contemporary; 'of the now' without the expectations and assumptions of the viewer diminishing the interpretation and therefore the intrinsic value of those artworks. The work needs to be seen in the light of the particular context under which it was created. Shows like 'Africa Remix' classified contemporary artwork on the basis of the artist's nationality and massed them under a very large 'African' umbrella.
A call has gone out for passionate artists to get involved in a Frodsham art competition. It is not open to just painters, with the competition also looking for inspiring textiles, photographs, ceramics and glass pieces. An independent panel of judges, as well as visitors enjoying the art, will run the rule over the entries. Cash prizes are on offer as well as the opportunity for work to be snapped up by buyers. After George said he was inspired by the work of David Shepherd CBE, the renowned conservationist sent a personalised letter to congratulate him.