Creative Opportunities

20 Creative Opportunities for the Shortest Month of the Year

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It may be the shortest month of the year, but there’s no shortage of creative opportunities for you to showcase your talent and share your work with the world. Check out these 20 opportunities, all expiring before February ends – from worldwide theatre tours and art exhibitions to immersive audio productions and animation festivals, you’re bound to find a match!

1. Photograph the 42nd Theatre Company

Document debut productions for a March production at Baron’s Court theatre in London. Develop your skills as a photographer and preserve your artistic vision along with the play! Closes Tuesday, 14 February.

2. Contemporary Dancing, Iran to Amsterdam

Dancing on the Edge is stimulating amazing change within contemporary dance, theatre, and multimedia productions in the Middle East and North Africa – if you are a dancer, this is the scholarship for you! Train in the Netherlands’ most prominent dance training institute this summer. Closes Wednesday, 15 February.

3. Visual Artists for Royal Academy of Arts’ Summer Exhibition

Want to see your work on a global stage? The Summer Exhibition – running strong since 1769 – exhibits emerging and established contemporary artists across a variety of mediums and genres. £50,000 worth of prizes for the taking and the change to sell your work (in previous years, over 5,000 works were sold). Closes Wednesday, 15 February.

4. International Award for Photographers of all Levels

Are you a budding (or professional) photographer? Enter up to 25 images in the Siena International Awards for a chance to win prizes money, photography equipment, and special recognition by the Organising Committee. Enter any of 10 categories including Journeys and Adventures, Architecture and Urban Spaces, and Fascinating Faces and Characters. Closes Wednesday, 15 February.

5. Unique Performance and Tour Opportunity with 1927

Join theatre group 1927 for a unique performance of Golem – strong physicality, excellent rhythm, and an interested in animation and projections required. The show will tour Europe, Asia, and the US! Closes Friday, 17 February.

6. Wildlife Conservation and the Arts

Join the 10th Anniversary Wildlife Artist of the Year competition (could it be you?) — submit up to five entries in a medium of your choice and celebrate a healthy environment and animal kingdom. Shortlisted works will be exhibited for sale to support wildlife conservation at the Mall Galleries. Closes Monday, 20 February.

7. Exhibit Your Work at a National Treasure

Can you imagine the foot traffic at Tower Bridge? Can you imagine your work displayed there? Now you can! Exhibit your work to over 750,000 visitors for the 8th edition of Art at the Bridge! The exhibition lasts five months – this year’s theme is Construction – Deconstruction – Reconstruction. Closes Monday, 20 February.

8. Juried Competition for Digital Art and Photography

Are you a photographer or digital artist? Apply to the LACDA International Juried Competition to sell and exhibit your work to a new audience. Submit up to three works! The selected winner will receive 10 prints on canvas or museum quality paper to be shown in a solo exhibition at LACDA’s main gallery. Closes Monday, 20 February.

9. Hear Your Composition on BBC Radio

Calling all young composers! Send your new work for an a cappella chorus and hear it sung by the remarkably skilled Tallis Scholars (on BBC Radio 3’s Early Music Show and in a public performance at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall)! This is a unique opportunity for young artists to bolster their creative professional experience. Submit your piece today! Closes Friday, 24 February.

10. Large Display and Installation Design

Put your illustration skills to good use – join this innovative and fast-paced design company and see your work come to life! Check out their recently showcased projects for a better idea of just how big these designs can be. Closes Friday, 24 February.

11. Send Your Brightest to Fusion Art

Are you a visual artist or photographer? Fusion Art is accepting submissions for Colors, its first annual online juried art exhibition – submit work with high colour concentration two categories (traditional and photography & digital art) for prize money, Best In Show awards, extensive publicity and promotion, and the chance to display your work in a group show later this year. Closes Saturday, 25 February.

12. Your Work in Oh Comely Magazine

Ever dream of seeing your work in print? Now you can! As part of our ongoing Meet Series, we’re offering a full-page spread in Oh Comely magazine to any visual artists, illustrators, designers, and more! Submit as many times as you’d like – winner will also enjoy exclusive features on our blog, homepage, and social media channels. Closes Sunday, 26 February.

13. Fest Anča International Animation Festival

If you’re an animator who’s produced work since 2015, this is for you. Submit to the only Slovak festival with an animation focus! Six winners will be selected including Best Short, Best Music Video, and Best Student Short Film.  Closes Sunday, 26 February.

14. Put Your Work in the World’s Most Influential Cities

This is an incredible opportunity for artists, architects, designers, and fashion designers – win up to €100.000 in prizes, a year of professional representation and participation in global exhibitions, and nine contemporary exhibition in Venice, New York, Shanghai, Bogota and Buenos Aires. Do not miss out! Closes Monday, 27 February.

15. High-Profile Young Masters Art Prize

Apply for the Cynthia Corbett Gallery’s non-profit initiative that recognises contemporary art that embraces the past. Open to visual artists including ceramicists and offers prize money and a major exhibition later this year. Closes Tuesday, 28 February.

16. Exhibit Your Work in Kew Gardens

Display and sell your sculptures in a five-week exhibition in Kew Gardens’ gorgeous natural surroundings – the Gardens welcome over 150,000 visitors during a typical exhibition! Accepting international artists working with marble, bronze, ceramics and pottery, glass, metal, wood, and stone. Closes Tuesday, 28 February.

17. Photo and Art Prize: Exploring Conflict

This prize is an opportunity to invest in your medium and creatively reflect on conflict, instability, and crises. Submit to this international open call and explore, express, denounce, or reveal conflict around the world, wherever you may see it (economic, political, religious, personal). Open to photographers and visual artists. Closes Tuesday, 28 February.

18. Splice Festival 2017

Are you into audio visual art and culture? Join Splice Festival for a weekend of live performances and projects including live cinema, digital theatre, projection mapping, visual music, creative coding, and experimental music. Submit your work for exposure with new audiences and the opportunity to change the path of digital media and art. Closes Tuesday, 28 February.

19. Photographing Natural Beauty

It may be grey outside, but that can’t stop us from celebrating beauty! Enter any of nine categories in RHS’ latest photo competition. Photographers of all ages and skill levels are welcome to submit their work that best honours the enriching and colourful life of gardens and plants. Closes Tuesday, 28 February.

20. Empower Youth with a Brand-New Magazine

Boost youth culture and inspire others with music, fashion, enterprise, and art. Submit your work for a centrefold feature in the debut issue of a new UK-based magazine. Closes Tuesday, 28 February.