Ikon for Artists – Open Call

Ikon is pleased to announce Ikon for Artists, an open call exhibition that takes place from 26 February to 14 March 2021 at Ikon Gallery, Brindleyplace.

Ikon for Artists seeks to support local artists whose income has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Birmingham-based artists are invited to submit one artwork with a value of up to £1,000 for an exhibition in 2021. As an exhibiting artist, you will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of your work.

For details of the Open Call and how to submit, click here.

The Birmingham art scene has been very shaken. The locked down days are most difficult for artists and other freelancers who depend on work generated by local and regional arts venues. At Ikon we are doing our best to be practically helpful. For example, we are now planning an unprecedented selling exhibition for February, encouraging visitors to dig deep into their pockets. A city like Birmingham needs a thriving art scene and such investment in the futures of local practitioners will benefit everyone.
Ikon Director, Jonathan Watkins, Ikon Director.

Submissions open: 10am, Monday 14 December 2020
Submissions close: 6pm, Friday 15 January 2021*

Complete applications that fulfil the submission guidelines are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Ikon reserves the right to close the Open Call before this date if maximum capacity is reached.





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