Creative Opportunities

10 Creative Opportunities: Fairs, Fashion, Film

Image by Thekla Papadopoulou.

Time flies when you’re having fun! We don’t know where autumn’s gone — we’re too excited about these upcoming opportunities! (Is it 2017 yet?) Hunker down over the weekend and apply to a few of these amazing creative opportunities in the fashion, film, science, theatre, cultural, and visual art industries. We can’t wait to see what you do.

Fashion Film: The British Fashion Council

There’s more than one way to show off your collection! If you’re a fashion designer or brand, River Island is ready for you. Apply for their British Fashion Council Film initiative and receive funding for a film to exhibit your upcoming collection. Create a memorable, moving exhibition with the added benefit of mentorship, showcasing opportunities, and networking events. Applications for London Fashion Week (February 2017) now open!

Cove Park Visual Art Residencies

Want to stay in Scotland and collaborate with other artists? Now’s your chance! Apply for Cove Park’s One-to-One programme, Bridge Awards, or Fenton Arts Trust partnership for a short-term residency (between one and three months) next year. International and UK artists welcome!

Candid Arts: Angel Christmas Fair

‘Tis the season to exhibit! Display and sell your work to eager buyers during the holiday season. Apply individually or in pairs and enjoy the company of other artists, makers, and designers. Open to makers and artists of all kinds!

Don’t Move, Improve: New London Architecture

Do you dream of home improvement? New London Architecture (NLA) wants to hear from you! Submit your innovative home extension project for a chance to showcase your work in a major exhibition and dedicated publication! Receive a 12-month NLA membership (valued at £1295), too. Both winning and shortlisted projects will be featured in NLA’s central London gallery.

Great Britain in Colour Competition

We’re seeing in colour! If you’re a photographer, illustrator, or graphic designer interested in book design and illustration, this opportunity is for you. Leading publisher Pan Macmillan is celebrating the release of Paul Farrell’s new book Great Britain in Colour, a beautiful visual celebration of Great Britian’s vibrant history, landmarks, countryside, and architecture. Paul will select a talented winner to meet with the Pan Macmillan Art Department for an insider’s look at the publishing world from artists’ perspective. Receive signed copies of Great Britain in Colour and a wealth of knowledge for your creative future!

Site-Specific Window Display

Grab the attention of gawkers and passers-by with a window display! Exhibit your site-specific work in a leading London gallery for 4 – 6 weeks (trust us, there’s nothing like seeing your own work from the street). Apply now as an artist, curator, or partnership.

Shakespeare Shorts

This year marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, but the British Council USA are keeping him alive on screen! Create a short film inspired by Shakespeare – theme, sonnet, character, or a full play – and win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the UK (flights and accommodation paid for!), a top-range camera kit, an Adobe Creative Cloud account, and more! Go on, make the Bard proud. You have five minutes.

Production Assistant at Science Gallery London

Creative, resourceful, meticulous – sound like you? Inspire dialogue, interaction and experimentation in a creative environment as the Science Gallery London (SGL) Production Assistant! SGL, a 2018 flagship project for King’s College London, will focus three themed seasons each year including exhibitions, live experiments, performance, and debates. Make a living learning.

New York Gallery, Expo 36

Calling all fine artists! Exhibit and sell your work for a full month at the b.j. spoke gallery in Long Island New York. The gallery, founded as a partnership between public and artists, gives creatives the opportunity to experience responses to their work through interactive exhibits, invitationals, and dialogue. Available to U.S. artists only.

International Culture Exchange: Sunny Art Award 2017

East meets west in this culture exchange and massive international art prize! A wide range of visual arts now accepted for the Sunny Art Award: the grand prize includes £3,000, a solo exhibition in London, a month-long residency and a show at partner galleries. Runners-up and 30 shortlisted artists will also benefit from group exhibitions and partner gallery shows. Don’t wait! Submit up to four entries.