Posts Tagged ‘submissions invited’

Art Competition – Seasonal Magazine Covers

September 21, 2009

The CPAA is holding an art competition to design seasonal covers for their magazine. The closing date is 1st December 2009.

Please download the entry form for more information.


Submissions invited for our “Living Dreams” art exhibition

September 2, 2009

Living Dreams submissions poster

Living Dreams submissions poster

BrightSparks: Arts in Mental Health Group presents our ninth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond.

The first forty pieces are automatically accepted (size limited).

The exhibition will be held at The City Gallery, Leicester
from 6th to 17th October 2009
to coincide with World Mental Health Day.

To submit your art work or for more information, telephone Tim Sayers on 0779 547 5806.

Supported by: The Charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital

“Identity” – NHS Open Art Show 2009 is open for submissions

February 23, 2009

Following the fantastic success of “Future Bright” in 2008 (the first NHS Open Art Show in Leicestershire), the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) is proud to announce it’s brand new show for 2009: submissions are invited for “Identity”.

Identity will be making an expanded tour of Leicester and Leicestershire. It will be hosted at four prestigious venues: The City Gallery (Leicester), Victoria Hall (Oakham), The Ten 2 Gallery (Hinckley) and Charnwood Museum (Loughborough).

The show theme of “Identity” was picked from a long list of ideas from members of the public. Ideas came from artists and non-artists alike, including some from mental health service users. The chosen title was submitted by Scott Bridgwood, an exhibitor at “Future Bright”, by commenting on this website.

Lydia Towsey (Creative Arts Coordinator, job share, LPT) said:

“Identity and creativity have a direct relationship. We’re really looking forward to seeing how people across Leicester and Leicestershire express themselves and interpret the theme.”

Read the Submission Criteria

Design a cover for “Kapow!” – an anthology of new writing

February 23, 2009

Would you like to have your very own artwork on the front cover of a collectable anthology of new writing and your creative talents acknowledged on the back cover?

If the answer is yes then get to it. You have until the 23rd February 2009 to email your submissions to the anthology committee at

The 120 page anthology will include original short stories and poetry of Nottingham Trent University’s MA students and their guest contributors. It will be professionally printed as an A5 paperback.

Images need to be emailed in JPEG (.jpg) or high resolution PDF (.pdf) format and must be original, finished pieces of work. The image should be inspired by the anthology title Kapow! and should be accompanied by a short description of the work to explain its relevance.

The anthology committee will decide which image best fits the collective consciousness of Kapow! and inform the lucky winner no later than 9th March 2009. Unsuccessful entries will not be returned but all artists will be informed of the outcome. The committee’s decision will be final. Please make sure your name and address and contact details are included with each entry – you may submit more than one. The deadline for entries is Monday 23rd February 2009. No entries will be accepted after this date.

How simple could it be?

Submissions invited for “North of the Wall Art Prize”

February 10, 2009

Logo of the North of the Wall Art Prize 2009

North of the Wall Ltd is delighted to sponsor and organise the
inaugural “North of the Wall Art Prize”, an exciting new annual art
competition with total prize money of £6,000, including a specific prize
for registered disabled artists.

Full details, together with instructions on how to enter,
can be found on

This new competition has the joint objectives of stimulating the creative arts in general and promoting the work of disabled artists.

Submissions invited for Arts in Mental Health exhibition in Nottingham

February 6, 2009

The Institute of Mental Health (IMH) is a unique partnership between the University of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. It has recently moved its headquarters to the new Sir Colin Campbell building on Jubilee campus. In recognition of this event, an art exhibition is planned in the IMH.

Artists are invited to submit works for this exhibition on the theme of mental health and identity. Works should be 2-dimensional and in a black frame with mirror plates attached.

To find out more and to download an application form please visit the City Arts website and click on “opportunities for artists”.

All work to be considered should be delivered to:
City Arts NRSB, Ortzen Street off Peveril Street, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 4BN by 4pm on Thursday 26th March 2009.

Ask Tim for advice or help to get your artwork submitted.

Contribute to this website

February 6, 2009

This website is running very smoothly – thanks to Martin for his work on this. Please would everyone think of something to contribute to the website, and then make it happen either yourself or by asking for help or contributions. You can give photos and text to Lydia or Martin, preferably by email or on a CD or USB flash drive, but if you can’t or don’t want to work on a computer you can give us something on paper.

Alternatively, if you would like to contribute directly to the website yourself online, and put content on to it yourself, please talk to Martin or Lydia. A few people have already done this and now have usernames and passwords which allow them to login and upload stuff themselves; we await their articles. Don’t worry about spelling and grammar etc – we can sort this out for you later.

The website is for anything related to BrightSparks – so anything in the arts (poetry, art, photography, comedy, music…) and anything related to mental health. It could relate directly to BrightSparks projects or not.

Contributions could include recommendations of other websites.

“Ecominds” – proposals invited for artworks in public places

October 21, 2008

National Mind have secured £7.5 million to set up Ecominds, which will be a selection of projects from around the Country, involving Service User’s and raising awareness of issues around the environment.

One area that they are interested in is creating artworks in public places.

I am looking to putting together a substantial collaborative bid to Ecominds, of projects around Leicester + Leicestershire involving different arts organisations, individual artists and different Mental Health Service User groups and individuals.

Bids can be made of up to £250 000.00.

LAMP, West Leics. Mind and Groundworks have expressed interest in being involved.

At a recent meeting we have identified the following public spaces where we would be interested in creating artworks:

  • School / College
  • Allotment
  • Mental Health Units
  • Farm / Rural Venue
  • Library
  • Park
  • Public Buildings (Projection)
  • Internet

I would expect people to put together their own individual project plans, fully costed out etc, then I would complete the overall bid.

I would be in a position to help with making links between different organisations e.g. Between Service User groups + Arts Organisations.

At present I am looking to identify who is interested + if they have initial ideas about what they would be interested in doing.

If you are one of these people or groups then please contact me by e-mail on or telephone 0795 687 9482 prior to Friday 31st October 2008, at which time I will be moving the project on.

See the website for Ecominds for further info:

Tim Sayers

Submissions invited for “Out of Mind” art exhibition

September 5, 2008
Out of Mind poster

Out of Mind poster

Submissions are invited for “Out of Mind”, the eighth annual exhibition of artworks by users and survivors of mental health services in Leicester and beyond…

Supported by the charity of Carlton Hayes Hospital.

First come first served, we do not judge. The first forty pieces are automatically accepted (size limited).

The exhibition is to be held at the City Gallery, 90 Granby Street, Leicester from 7th to 18th October 2008.  It will coincide with World Mental Health Day.

To book your place or for more information, telephone Tim Sayers on 0795 687 9482.