Bankley Open Call 2018

The Bankley Open Call 2018 is once again inviting submissions from contemporary artists living within the UK, working in any 2D & 3D media, video, sound or performance.
The 1st prize winner will receive £500 and a solo show at Bankley whilst there will be a £100 prize for the runner-up and a visitor choice prize sponsored by Fred Aldous.
Selection & Judging Panel:
Magnus Quaife: Artist & Senior Lecturer in Fine Art, MMU
James Moss: Exhibitions Curator, The Portico Library, Manchester
Leanne Greene: Assistant Curator, Fine Art, The Whitworth, University of Manchester
Entry Guidelines:
Key Dates:
Submission deadline: 31st August 2018 (midnight)
Notification of selection: by 12th September 2017
Delivery of exhibiting art works: 28th - 30th September 2018
Exhibition Private View and Awards Ceremony: 12th October 2018, 6-9pm
How to Enter
Each artist can submit up to TWO artworks (up to two images per work), with an accompanying maximum 100 word explanation of each piece. Please also include information on the medium, year, size and price of each work.
There is a one-off entry fee for all artists of £10 payable via Paypal, however if preferred a bank transfer can be arranged, please contact for further details. Please follow the paypal link on the curatorspace submission form and use your name as your paypal reference. Please contact us if there is any difference between applicant's name and the Paypal payee.
2D submissions: Please ensure that all wall-mounted artworks are already equipped with mirror plates, or alternative mounting requirements and descriptions are provided
3D/ 4D submissions: any sculpture/installation/video/projection requirements must be made by arrangement. We currently cannot provide any screens, laptops, tablets etc. but have a projector and a dvd player
The Bankley Open Call Exhibition Private View and award ceremony will take place on Friday the 12th October 2018 6-9pm, which will also coincide with our annual Open Studios event. The exhibition will continue to run every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm until 3rd of November. Work collection after the exhibition will take place on the 4th of November 12-4pm, or by arrangement. Works not collected after this date (or otherwise arranged) will be disposed of.
Terms & Conditions:
By submitting this application, applicants are agreeing to the conditions of entry, as listed below, including:
By entering the Open Call 2018, Artists are agreeing that their work will be available for the dates stated in the application form. Artists take full responsibility for the delivery and shipping of any selected work(s).
Artists are hereby agreeing to allow Bankley Studios and Gallery to use an image of their artwork on publicity associated with the Open Call 2018, unless otherwise arranged.
Artists must also guarantee that by submitting the work they are of his, or her own origination, and that he or she holds all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.
Art work can be for sale, and Bankley Gallery do not charge commission.
Bankley Studios & Gallery are not liable for any loss or damage incurred to the artwork if shortlisted and exhibited, and advises all artists to seek their own insurance.
All proceeds from the Open Call is used for the prizes, promotion and exhibition of the competition. Any additional funds are donated to Bankley Gallery for the continuation of the programme of exhibitions.
Whilst the judges have been selected and have agreed to take part in selecting work for the Open Call and awarding the prizes, under exceptional circumstances Bankley Studios & Gallery hold the right to adjust the line-up at any time throughout the Open Call.


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