The UK Young Artists Call For Entries is open to artists and practitioners working across writing, poetry, storytelling and spoken word who are aged between 18 and 30.
We are also seeking submissions from people working in applied arts, moving image, music, performance and visual arts. Cross art form collaborations are also welcome!
From the submissions received artists will be selected to take part in the Leicester Festival by a panel comprising of representatives from the four founding universities; De Montfort, Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham Trent plus curators and programmers from our host venues.
In addition to a fully supported public festival of their work participating young artists will also have the opportunity to come together to take part in workshops, debates and symposia to encourage cross-discipline discussion and explore the potential of collaboration.
Providing the support young artists need to develop their approach to creativity is at the heart of what UK Young Artists is all about. One of UK Young Artists alumni, Benjamin Duvall of Ex-Easter Island Head, agrees,
“It’s safe to say that our involvement really had an impact on how we view our whole practice and the experience continues to inform what we do on quite a fundamental level.”
Established and high-profile artists, AKA the UK Young Artists Ambassadors, will select, from the work presented at the event, a number of young artists to take part in an international opportunity in 2015.
Submissions can only be accepted via the online application process. See link.
There is a non-refundable fee of £12 to submit work and selected artists will be expected to attend the whole three day festival, arriving on Thursday 6 November and leaving on Sunday 9 November. Accommodation will be provided. Artists can submit work that has already been presented to the public, as this is not a commission-based opportunity.
The UK Young Artists Leicester Festival 2014 runs from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 November.