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Wiltshire Creative has various opportunities for artists to work with us.

Summer Open Exhibition - the first ever Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition

Scratch Night - a chance for theatre makers to share a new idea or work-in-progress



This year we are looking forward to introducing the first ever Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition.

This exhibition will provide a platform for artists at any stage of their career based in Wiltshire and adjoining counties. The Summer Open Exhibition dates are 22 July – 7 September.

We are looking for work in any media across 2D and wall-hung shallow relief (up to 70 mm in depth.) These can include painting, drawing, photography, textiles, wood, mixed-media, ceramics, glass etc.

Artists should submit:

- A maximum of two images together with the exact dimensions of the work

- The selling price of the work which must include Wiltshire Creative’s commission of 45%. (VAT is deducted by Wiltshire Creative from this commission)

- Description of the medium used

- 25-word artist’s statement

- Website

- Postal address

- Telephone number

Please note that if your application doesn’t meet the above criteria it will not be considered.

Work will be selected according to the strength of the execution and the originality of the idea and taking into consideration the constraints of our grade II listed building.

The winner of a public vote will receive £100. Only actual visitors to the exhibition will be able to vote (no online vote).

DEADLINE for submissions is 31 May 2019

Selection panel will meet on 12 June 2019

The panellists are:

Peter Stamps from ARTiculation
Sharon Noble Proprietor of Noble Arts (purveyors of arts materials)
Francesca Mclean MA
Mirka Golden-Hann MA Wiltshire Creative Resident Artist

Selected artists will be notified by email by 19 June 2019

Only selected artists will be notified. If you haven’t heard from us by 21 June, please assume that your application was unsuccessful.

Successful artists will be asked to deliver work to Salisbury Arts Centre on 13 July 9am-1pm

All work must be supplied with suitable hanging fixings.
Wiltshire Creative staff are responsible for hanging the exhibition.
Wiltshire Creative will insure the work whilst on our premises.
Artists are requested to make their own arrangements to collect unsold work on 9 September 2019
Please note we do not have storage facility on-site and artwork will be disposed of if left uncollected after 11 September.

Click here to submit to the Summer Open Exhibition via CuratorSpace



Applications are now open for SCRATCH NIGHT - a chance for theatre makers from across the UK to share a new idea or work-in-progress in front of a lively, supportive crowd and get feedback and professional photo and video documentation of their work.

SCRATCH NIGHT will take place on Thursday 4 April in the White Room at Salisbury Arts Centre (please see here for tech spec)

Companies/artists will receive a fee of £150 for performing as part of the event and will receive professional photo and video documentation of their work.

If you are interested in applying please send the below in a separate document:

Your name, company name (if applicable) and contact details
A short paragraph about your company/ your work (approx. 200 words)
A short proposal about the piece you would like to share (approx. 300 words)
A short paragraph about what you are hoping to get from sharing your work-in-progress (approx. 200 words)

If application forms aren’t accessible for you please do share this information with us in another format – e.g. selfie video

Please send applications to Emily Souter Johnson at emily@wiltshirecreative.co.uk

DEADLINE Thursday 7 March 2019