Open Call | ‘Asking for it’ Exhibition, London

Application deadline: 31 August.

Artists organising the ‘Asking for it’ exhibition aim to create a place for people to share and feel and come together over adversity. Through expression of art – in a variety of mediums such as film, photography, poetry, art and sound – the exhibition will take the viewer on a journey from the beginning to recovery and survival.

Titled ‘Asking for it’ the exhibition not only looks at the experiences of the survivor but the societal judgements and miseducation around the topic of sexual abuse/violence. The organisers believe that art is a powerful tool to express and empower artists and viewers, while educating those who have not experienced this.

They are looking for submissions from any art form may that be spoken word, film, photography, poetry, art, audio, music, etc in response to sexual assault/violence. Please note that submissions is not an opportunity to talk about triggering events as they are not professionals or a service/organisation. Asking for it exhibition is a safe space where artists can express and respond via art. They respect every single artist and individual who has been through any stage of assault/abuse.

Digital medium submissions are international, however due to being a small organisation and transportation costs physical mediums can only be submitted from the UK base.

Please note: There is no artist fee to exhibit, however, during the exhibition the public will be asked to donate a recommended amount of five pounds (£5) upon entrance to contribute to artist fees. Therefore, it is an unpaid opportunity at the moment, with a possibility of payment at the end of the exhibition. There will be no commission charged on sales.

Please email your submission at
With a small description of your piece with the subject: AFTE submission
The exhibition will be London based (TBC) During the autumn season (October 2019)
Submissions are open to anyone and everyone of any gender, race, location and age (18+)

Any questions please email

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