Start To Finish Service For Artists

This section of the site is regularly updated with news, opportunities and calls for work relevant to early career, emerging and more established professional artists across the South.



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Artists Studio available

A beautiful light self contained studio is available in Trafalgar Studios, Portslade.
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Empty Shops Day

With more than 14% of the UK's shops currently standing empty, our town centres are undergoing huge shift. And the Empty Shops Network would like you to help document that change.

For the third year running, they're encouraging people to photograph empty shops on the local high street and add them to a growing international archive on International Empty Shops Day on 4th May. The images are often bleak, but inspire people to look again at their town centres and maybe to imagine new uses for the shops they've photographed.

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Call for Entries - Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012

The selectors for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2012 have been announced.

Stephen Coppel, Curator of the Modern Collection, Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum; Kate MacFarlane, Co-Director of The Drawing Room, London; and Lisa Milroy, Artist and Head of Graduate Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL will create an exhibition about current drawing practice in the UK.

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Worthing Pier's 150th birthday - open photo exhibition

Worthing Pier has been blown over, burnt down and blown up in the last 150 years - but is still standing in fine streamlined style.

The iconic structure, which in its current Art Deco form dates from the 1930s, celebrates 150 years in April 2012. Revolutionary Arts are organising some birthday celebrations. There's a Pier Day picnic on 12th April (Facebook event link).

And throughout the birthday month, there will be a crowdsourced exhibition of pier photographs at the Flashbang studio, in the Royal Arcade opposite the pier.

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open submissions - PLAN.OPEN

PLAN.OPEN is an innovative series of group exhibitions at the new Arbeit Gallery near London’s infamous Old Street. International and UK based emerging artists working in 2D and 3D are invited to submit work. The theme is decided on a monthly basis and judged by representatives of Arbeit. The exhibitions are open to everyone with a low submission fee of £5 to create equal opportunities.

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Apply for studio space at Phoenix Brighton.

Phoenix Brighton runs a gallery, an education programme, residencies, events, and over 100 artistsí studios all under one roof. Working with local, national and international artists, Phoenix aim to provide a place for where imagination, experimentation, and discussion.


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Illumini Artist Call

Illumini will take you on a journey of Victorian London hauntings, explore the dark side of a city long forgotten. Take torch light tours beneath the haunted streets of the city. The event will launch with a free grand opening night, full of entertainment, costumed performers and light shows. The event will display artworks, props and the history of Victorian culture and hidden spectres, with guided tours and evenings of ghost stories.
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Filling an empty shopping centre

What do you do with an empty shopping centre? The Upper Level of the Bargate Shopping Centre, Southampton has fifteen units and ten of them are empty. Two that are occupied are used by creative organisations; Artswork use a small unit as offices (with desk space for a dozen people), and the SoCo Creative Hub uses one large unit as a music workshop and venue.

What would you do with one of the ten empty shops? The challenge is to suggest a creative and sustainable use of one of the spaces. Could your organization relocate here, working alongside Artswork and SoCo in a vibrant city centre creative hub? Could you manage a space, delivering services to the city? Or would you just like a pop-up shop to try something out?

We’re not going to give you the keys – this is just part of the Empty Shops Network’s action research project Pop-Up People, which will produce a report into the creative use of town centre spaces. We’re looking to find out what people would do with space.

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16 Free Indoor Market Units E17

Through an initiative by London Borough of Waltham Forest with Design for London, with the owner and tenants of Wood Street Indoor Market, coordinated by Gort Scott Architects, the Market is offering

16 self-contained secure units for free for 3 months to anyone with a great idea of how to use a unit


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Jerwood Painting Fellowships 2013 - Call For Entries

Jerwood Visual Arts is delighted to announce the mentors for the 2013 Jerwood Painting Fellowships: Marcus Harvey, Mali Morris RA and Fabian Peake. This is the second year of the Fellowship scheme which aims to promote and support emerging painters in the first five years of their professional practice. The purpose of the Fellowships is to offer structured development opportunities in two distinctive areas: studio practice and professional development.