Despite being in the middle of the holiday season, opportunities are cropping up daily, some with very short deadlines so there's no time to procrastinate! As always we feature just a few of the most recent entries, so please do look at the full list online and don’t forget to use the search facility if you're looking for a job, commission or specific opportunity.

If you are providing an opportunity or recruiting for an art related job you can add opportunities free of charge by going direct to www.isendyouthis.com/opportunity.aspx

A trio of slightly unusual entries caught my eye this week: the Dorset Wildlife Trust are looking for a small series of commissions to 'heighten the walking experience' around Dorchester town centre as part of Walking Distance.

'Panic' entries are being sought for the next exhibition at Guerrilla Zoo, where 'conventional' and 'safe' are definitely not on their list of criteria. And London Sculpture Shock, organised by the Royal British Society of Sculptors, are looking for work to site in three unconventional locations across London. The first location is the unseen subterranean world beneath the city; the second is described as “ambulatory: a space without physical confines and in movement through time”; and the final piece will be located within 'an historic and illustrious building' in the city.

Meanwhile, Project 2012 presents an endoftheworldexhibition in Mile End just before Christmas, and if you're under 30 and Baltic by birth we have a young painter prize just for you. Although I can't work out what the prize actually is, it appears that exhibition opportunities will be available to the winners.

Good luck as ever this week, and please do check your online profile - the judges will always look!

Craig / @isendyouthis

Commission

Artist Commission Opportunity

Deadline: 12 September 2012
Contact
Cornerhouse
Manchester
www.cornerhouse.org
Details
Cornerhouse, Manchester is offering an exciting opportunity for artists to apply for the chance to create new work as part of a group show which will open in January 2013. The exhibition is being produced by a team of young curators following the successful exhibition Lost is Found. We are looking to commission new art work to form an engaging group show which will take place in Cornerhouse’s Gallery 1 from 26 January – 24 February 2013. There will be a fee of £1000 for each of the chosen artists to create their work. The call for entries has an open theme and can include work in any medium, from photography to sculpture, film and digital media – not excluding other methods. The work will be judged on a number of factors, including originality and adventurous use of different media. Commissions should be accessible to a broad audience and reflect Cornerhouse’s artistic policy. Selected artists will be expected to engage with the public in discussions and exhibition related events. We are looking for high quality work from artists at any point in their career. There is no restriction on artist location. Shortlisted applicants will be asked to meet the group of curators prior to final selection. Cornerhouse will cover travel expenses. Artists’ fee: £1000 (to include all production costs) ??Deadline for submissions: Wed 12 September. Curators will meet shortlisted applicants on Sat 29 September.?? The exhibition will take place Sat 26 January until Sun 24 February. To submit a proposal: - Download and complete the application form: http://www.cornerhouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Jan-2013-Exhibition-Commission-brief.doc ??- Include an up to date CV ??- Include an artist statement (250 words maximum) ??- Include a digital portfolio or up to 10 images ??- Send the required info to marilGisa.G8Odraper@cornUAerhouse.org

Paintings for a collection to be hung in a garment factory

Deadline: 31 October 2012
Contact
Annette Zera
London and Dhaka
Details
Brief for artists The Chairman of a large modern factory making quality garments invites artists to contribute work to a new collection of paintings. 18 paintings of different sizes are sought and will be hung in the foyer and offices of the factory. Work may be representational or abstract and in any medium. It must reflect some essence of the business of cutting, making and finishing clothing; for example, thread, machines, measurement (measuring tools), fabric, yardsticks, mannequins, patterns, irons, hangers, hanging rails, garments. The factory is located outside Dhaka in Bangladesh. If helpful, a visit to a similar factory in the U.K. can be arranged for selected artists. Artists are invited to contact Annette Zera with examples of their work and ideas, or with finished work that they think appropriate. Payment for individual pieces will be between £250.00 and £1500.00. It is hoped to commission work by the end of October and for all work in the collection to be completed by the end of December 2012.

Walking Distance Artist Commission

Deadline: 10 September 2012
Contact
Ginkgo Projects
Dorchester
Details
Ginkgo Projects are working on behalf of Dorset Wildlife Trust, the N3 project steering group and Dorset Design and Heritage Forum to engage a visual artist to deliver site-specific research, a temporary commission and a series of small permanent public art commissions in Dorchester. The aim of the project is to explore and heighten the walking experience for pedestrians in the town centre. The project is part of N3: Nature Network Neighbourhood, a programme of six creative projects focusing on developing innovative creative responses in the public realm in Dorset. There is a total budget for the project of £16,000 exc VAT + £500 expenses. This includes a £1,500 budget for delivery of the temporary commission and £10,000 for the delivery of the permanent commission. The full artist brief and details of how to apply can be downloaded at: www.ginkgoprojects.co.uk/opportunities Applications must be received via email by 5pm on Monday 10th September 2012. For further information please contact Suzanne Heath, Project Manager, on 01934 733406 or email suzMA7anneVYt@ginkgoproj4Kects.co.uk

Competition

Derby City Open Application

Deadline: 11 November 2012
Contact
Derby Museums
Derby
www.Derbymuseums.org
Details
Applications for the 2012 Derby City Open Exhibition are now available. The exhibition, set to return to the Museum this December, offers artists an exciting platform to showcase their work, with entries coming in the form of a fascinating range of paintings, sculpture, drawings, print, crafts, film and photography, arranged with playful juxtapositions that celebrate the artists’ creativity.

Picture This...illustration open exhibition in Richmond's Riverside Gallery

Deadline: 07 September 2012
Contact
The Riverside Gallery (run by Orleans House Gallery)
Richmond, Surrey
www.richmond.gov.uk/arts
Details
2012 open opportunities for artists at the Riverside Gallery run by Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham Picture This…Illustration open Deadline for submissions: 10.00am Friday 7 September 2012 Submissions to: Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ (not the Riverside Gallery) Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond. In 2012, we have further opportunities for artists to submit artwork for an exhibition at the Riverside Gallery titled Picture This…. This exhibition, which ties in with the popular Richmond upon Thames Literature Festival in November, celebrates contemporary book illustration for children. We are seeking original artwork or prints from UK-based illustrators in a range of media and styles from the vibrant, colourful and cartoon-like to the dark and surreal. Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD (no case), with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or colour printouts. Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted. Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, date, media, approximate size and price before commission if the work is for sale (the gallery adds on 40% commission + VAT on total). In addition, please enclose contact details (including email and postal address and contact telephone numbers), an artist’s statement and CV. There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (students, retired, unwaged, benefits etc. Please include proof. Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. You can also pay by credit / debit card by calling the gallery on 020 8831 6000. Your submission will not be accepted without payment. If you would like submissions returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope or stamps to the value of posting submission. Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline. Queries to curator Mark De Novellis at m.5Tdenovel6tilis@clOrichmondy8.gfEov.uk Submission to: Picture This… exhibition, Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ Riverside Gallery, Richmond Open Submission Form Name Address Email address Telephone number 1 Telephone number 2 Exhibition title Number of works submitted Payment enclosed? (please tick) Yes No Details of works Title 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Date 1. 2. 3. 4. 5 Medium 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Size 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Sale price (including the gallery 40% commission and VAT) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Sculpture Shock

Deadline: 21 September 2012
Contact
Royal British Society of Sculptors (RBS)
London
www.sculptureshock.rbs.org.uk
Details
Sculpture Shock is a new award for artists working in three dimensions. Three winners will each receive £3,000 and undertake a three month residency in a studio in Chelsea culminating in a surprising spatial intervention in one of three non-traditional spaces. Applications now open! All artists of any age and nationality working in 3 dimensions in any media are invited to apply for Sculpture Shock. For those who have received formal training the expectation is that they will have a minimum of three years post education practice. Entry is £21 +VAT per application i.e. £25.20p. Please read The Rules before applying For the application form and more info please visit: www.sculptureshock.rbs.org.uk Closing date for submissions is 21 September 2012 at 17:00 GMT. All applicants will be informed if their application is being taken forward to the next stage by 19 October 2012. Winners to be announced 7 November 2012. Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/sculptureshock Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SculptureShock

Exhibition

Open 2012: Sustainable Design

Deadline: 02 September 2012
Contact
Salisbury Arts Centre
Salisbury Arts Centre
www.salisburyartscentre.oc.uk
Details
Exhibition: 30 October – 16 December CALL FOR ENTRIES Artists and designers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit work for Salisbury Arts Centre’s 2012 Open Exhibition, which this year is about design and sustainability. A panel of professionals, including Kate Goldsworthy (artist and researcher at Central St Martins College of Art & Design), Hannah Woodhams (Chair of Wiltshire Design Network) and Alastair Swanwick (Managing Director, Innovate Product Design Ltd) will select the most innovative, imaginative and well executed of entries across the spectrum of design applications including products, fashion, and architecture. We are looking for works that are either fully realised, at least to prototype stage, or represented in an engaging and highly developed visual form. They could be unique works or items with potential for mass production. Selected works will be shown in the unique setting of Salisbury Arts Centre and the most popular (by public vote) will receive a cash prize. All over the age of 16 are welcome to apply and multiple applications are accepted. There are no geographical restrictions. Individual and group applications are welcome. Theme The theme is ‘designs for a future’. How you interpret this is up to you. It could be about creating new applications for existing materials including ‘upcycling’; art works using techniques or materials from the cutting edge of scientific or technological new developments; or imaginative adaptations to make items fit for a likely or possible future context. The only stipulation is that the design should be a physical or sensory ‘object’ (softwares and digital designs will only be considered where they have a physical output or context). Download full details and an application form from our News page.

Call for Artists - Panic

Deadline: 15 September 2012
Contact
Guerrilla Zoo
London
www.guerrillazoo.com
Details
We are now accepting submissions for artists to feature in our next exhibition. Applications will be accepted from all styles and types of artists working in any medium, from any location in the world. Concept: Following on from our previous 'Modern Panic' exhibition, we are looking for work that covers some of the following themes: Panic, provocative, unconventional, controversial, emotive, surreal, playful, existential, boundary breaking, confrontational, disarming, inner beauty, trickster, etc. If you think you work might work, please complete an application. Exhibition Date : Late 2012 - Nov/Dec Date & London Location TBA Applications : You will need to prepare a short submission proposal about your piece(s) (approx 100 words) & biography (no more than 300 words). Please upload one clearly labelled image with your name and title or a selection of images in a clearly labelled zip/rar folder. For video submission - put a link in the proposal section.

Call for Artists/End of the World Exhibition Final

Deadline: 30 October 2012
Contact
Project 2012
London
project2012exhibition.blogspot.com
Details
30 artists have taken part of Project 2012 End of the World Exhibition Part I, II & III, each of them sharing their unique view and exploring humanity's impact – positive and negative – on culture and nature. so... Join us for the "End of the World Exhibition" Finale at Mile End Art Pavillon (London) between 10th to 16th of December 2012. How to apply: (UK residents only) We welcome any media Email us images of your work, your CV and artist statement to pruyoject20uQ12exx2hibitionsty@gGoCmail.com Application fee of £10 for a maximum submission of 4 artworks, to be paid via paypal. Find out more on project2012exhibition.blogspot.com

Doodle, CALL OUT FOR ARTISTS, open submission for a drawing exhibition

Deadline: 27 September 2012
Contact
Kitsch In Sync
London
kitschinsync.yolasite.com/exhibitions.php
Details
Drawing Open Submission Kitsch in Sync Presents DOODLE Drawing: Sketch, Illustration, depiction, portrayal, doodle. Kitsch in Sync is part of Enclave a new arts environment build as part of the Griffen street Regeneration Scheme.Housed in an ambitious new build street of 10 gallery-spec units in South London. Hosting national and international project spaces and galleries, Enclave forms a major part of a new scheme for Deptford South London, recently hailed as a must visit destination by the New York Times. Tenants include; Occupy My Time Gallery, Centre of Attention, Enclave Gallery, Divus, Anarc and Lubomirov-Easton Kitsch in Sync is looking for linear drawings, black and white only, up to A3 size of any subject matter that will transform this café area into an exciting visual arena of thought and ideas. The work can be unframed. The concept is to present as many different drawings as possible to represent a variety of contemplations and expressions. The café has been used for presenting 2 dimensional work during Deptford X and is a busy and lively environment. Every submission will have guaranteed wall space throughout the duration of the exhibition. Housed next to OCCUPY MY TIME GALLERY Media: Pencil, biro, felt tip, pen and ink and prints. . Number of Artists: unlimited. All submissions will get wall space. Dates: 28th September-30th November 2012 Cost: £10 per application admin costs. Please send work or deliver by hand to: Kitsch in Sync Enclave 10 50 Resolution Way Deptford London SE8 4AL Check the website for more info

Making Great Illustration

Deadline: 10 September 2012
Contact
Peninsula Arts
Plymouth
www.peninsula-arts.co.uk
Details
Making Great Illustration features artwork by some of the world's best illustrators, including; Quentin Blake, Kitty Crowther, Ralph Steadman, Rob Ryan, Laura Carlin and Ronald Searle. Curators Jo Davies and Derek Brazell reveal the working process of illustration from brief to publication. The whole range of illustration is represented from typographic work to children's books. Photographic portraits and studio shots providing unique insights into the illustrators’ environment will feature alongside the artwork. Jo Davies and Derek Brazell will be giving a talk on the publication on Saturday 15 September at 16.30. Booking Essential.

Job

Marketing & Press Intern

Deadline: 03 September 2012
Contact
South London Gallery
Camberwell Peckham
southlondongallery.org
Details
The South London Gallery seeks a graduate intern with an interest in contemporary visual art and a desire to learn about arts marketing and press. You’ll need good IT skills, excellent organisational abilities, attention to detail and a professional telephone manner. You'll be working with the Marketing & Communications Manager to maintain the SLG’s online presence, manage press cuttings, collate statistics, assist at private views and special events, conduct research and give general administrative support. A good knowledge of Microsoft Office, Photoshop and video editing software is desirable. Our office is extremely busy and you will need to show initiative and enthusiasm, even with the more mundane aspects of the role. Previous interns have gone on to press and marketing roles at major museums and galleries. The successful candidate will be available for three days per week, for three months. This is an unpaid position but London travel card expenses will be reimbursed. For more information and to download the equal opportunities monitoring form: http://southlondongallery.org/page/jobs-opportunities

Prize

Young Painter Prize

Deadline: 01 September 2012
Contact
Šiuolaikiniai meno projektai
Vilnius
www.ypp.lt
Details
The project “Young Painter Prize” welcomes the participation of young artists from three Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia). The main aim of the project - to present the brightest and most promising painters of the younger generation and to create an opportunity for public access to such dynamic new art. Moreover, this projects aims to help its target audience in both Lithuania and abroad – art collectors, managers, curators – discover new talent in Lithuania and Baltic States. This project is focused solely on artists under 30 years old from all disciplines who have acquired (or are in the process of acquiring) a diploma in art. The age limit has been imposed deliberately as the organisers wish to concentrate only on those very young artists who have just graduated (or are graduating) universities and have not yet had the opportunity to appear in public. This category of young artists is most vulnerable and has the largest need for support.