UNCERTAIN STATES OPEN CALL 2014
Deadline: 10th August 2014
Application fee: £15 (1 image) / £25 (5 images)
Uncertain States is delighted to announce our first ever Open Call. UCS is committed to championing socially and critically engaged contemporary developments in photography through our publications, programme of talks and exhibitions. Open Call 2014 helps us to further this commitment. With the help of our distinguished panel of judges, we look forward to discovering the best of contemporary British Photography.
Our distinguished panel of selectors includes Sean O'Hagan, Melanie Manchot, Mari Mahr, Zelda Cheatle, Richard Sawdon Smith, Julie Cockburn, Dave Than and Uncertain States.
The unique selection process sees each artist being championed by one selector. The selector will provide a statement for UCS Issue 20 explaining why the work inspired them. Nine artists, selected by nine judges, will be offered a four week group exhibition at Four Corners Gallery, East London in October, 2014 to coincide with our 5th anniversary and the publication of UCS broadsheet Issue 20. The broadsheet will be distributed to V&A Museum London, Turner Contemporary Margate, Arnolfini Bristol, Impressions Gallery Bradford, Ikon Gallery, Library of Birmingham, Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art Newcastle, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, Norwich University of the Arts and Tate Reading Rooms. Issue 20 will focus on Open Call 2014, featuring the artists work and statement accompanied by a statement from their selector offering insight into the selection process.
The Prize is open to all living British and international artists residing in the U.K. over the age of 18 years old on 17th August 2014. A third party (e.g. gallery, agent or other representative) may submit work on behalf of the artist. (Please detailed form on our website)
Artists are required to submit the following:
1. Completed online entry form.
2. Images of up to 5 recent works, in digital format (jpg, max 2 MB file size), and images must be max1000 pixels resolution; up to 1000 x 1000 with print size and media information.
3. An Artist Statement (350 - 500 words).
4. A non-refundable £15 application fee for one image and £25 for up to five images.
10th August 2014: Deadline for entry.
1st September 2014: Nine selected artists notified.
29th September 2014: Delivery of work to Four Corners Gallery.
2nd October 2014: Private View and Exhibition opens to public.
The work selected for exhibition must be available from 25th September 2014 to 1st November 2014
For more information or to enter the Open Call, please visit: