Call for submissions: EMERGENCY 2017

Call for submissions: EMERGENCY 2017

29 Jun - 13 Aug

We are seeking artists working in all media for our open submission exhibition EMERGENCY. This is an international opportunity, seeking applications from anyone who considers themselves to be an emerging artist.

A maximum of ten artists will be selected for a group show, which will open in December 2017. During this exhibition a winner will be chosen to receive a solo exhibition at Aspex in 2018, as well as a fee of £1,000.

The selectors are: Joanne Bushnell, Director of Aspex; Lindsay Friend, Director IMT Gallery (Image Music Text); Cathy Lomax, Artist & Director Transition Gallery and Adam Sutherland, Director Grizedale Arts.

EMERGENCY was established in 2003, and each edition has provided an opportunity for the winner to realize a solo exhibition at the gallery. Previous winners include: Susan Collis (2003), Tim Machin (2005), Cathy Ward & Eric Wright (2007), Kihlberg & Henry (2009), Charlie Tweed (2011), Jim Howieson (2013) and Maya Ramsay (2015).

Deadline for submissions is Sunday 13 August 2017

How to make payment

The submission fee is £15.00 sterling. A concessionary fee of £10.00 sterling is available for students (proof of I.D. required) and Aspex Artist Associates.

Further clarification on the payment process is available in the application form.

Please pay in one of the following ways:

  1. Our Charity Checkout page (click the button below)
  2. Enclose a cheque within your application

You will be notified directly by email within seven says of your submission. 


How to submit

Please read the following information carefully and ensure that you complete the application form in full (available to download as a Word Document or PDF) enclosing the following material:

Files must be uploaded via the MediaFire dropbox below - simply drag all of your relevant items, and drop them into the shaded box. 

Please label each of your files with your name.

Please read the full project specifications on the application form.