The Open Submission Scheme is now available. It offers visual artists the opportunity to submit an image of one work for consideration for purchase for the Arts Council Collection. The Arts Council is calling for the works of emerging as well as established artists. Works in a range of media will be considered including painting, sculpture, craft, print, photography, and digital and video work. All works must have been completed in the last 3 years and should be the original work of the artist. Priority is given to artists whose work is both challenging and innovative.
The Open Submission process has been streamlined to facilitate the artists. Previously works were submitted to the Arts Council for consideration, however the digital version of the scheme will now allow artists to submit their application, image and other supporting materials online thus removing the costs associated with the transport of artworks.
All submissions must be received on or before Friday 13th March at 4:30pm. Full programme details, application form, guidance notes and a link to the online application process can be found here.
Artists are advised to consult the guidance notes before making any submission.