Exhibiting Opportunities

GROW Open Call

ACEarts announces a new opportunity for female artists whose artwork celebrates imagination, innovation and excellence in their medium and who consider themselves to be an emerging/early career artist or are returning to practice.

The gallery invites all 2D and 3D women artists only (including photography), from the UK to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s exhibition programme, September – December 2021. Six artists will be selected to have solo exhibitions and will benefit from technical support for install and de-install of artworks and marketing support for the duration of the exhibition through all ACEarts channels and networks.

There is no theme for this competition, so any subject matter and any media (except film) are acceptable.



This opportunity is open to all women above the age of 18, currently living in the UK, from any nationality or culture. The entries must represent original work that stand as a statement for mastery in their craft. All media and genre of visual art are eligible (abstract, narrative, realism, conceptual, etc) besides video.


There is no entry fee.


The deadline to apply to this art competition is June 30th, 2021


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Our light and airy retail gallery supports 100 artists, designers and makers. Here we have a constantly changing display of the best art and contemporary craft.

We are looking for:

  • A strong creative voice
  • A high level of skill
  • An appropriate and sensitive use of materials

During selection we are looking for work that is engaging, imaginative and exciting.

Please supply:

  • 8 good quality images of recent work
  • Artists statement/CV
  • Link to website/further work
  • Any other material you believe will support your application.

Additional presentation materials, frames, mounts etc must be of the same high standard as your work. Works should be presented in a form that represents how your work would be presented for exhibition. Prints and photographs should be signed and editioned.

The submission fee is £20 per person

Successful submissions in stage one will then be invited to submit actual works at which stage a final decision will be made.

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Send your completed application to with ‘Submissions 2019’ as the subject. Our full terms and conditions can be seen here:

ACE T&C July 2019

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ACEarts invites proposals from professional artists/groups, we seek to inspire our audience, promote the highest standard of local and national artists work and create opportunities for everyone to learn through art.

Our Exhibition gallery situated on the first floor of the historic Old Town Hall overlooking the market square, is a fantastic showcase facility, providing opportunity for eight exhibitions per year.

We receive many more proposals than we are able to accommodate. As a result we are unable to offer exhibition opportunities to all who apply and selection should be seen as a competitive process.

Our objective in the selection process is to produce a balanced and high quality programme of exhibitions. We do not employ set criteria but do take into account a number of factors including:

  • Quality and execution
  • Clarity of ideas
  • Value the work adds to our programme
  • Ability to help us achieve our aims and objectives

Please supply:

  • A clear and concise proposal
  • 8 images of recent work
  • Artist statement(s)/CV
  • Link to website/further work
  • Any other material which you feel will help support your proposal

Please note the exhibition programme is set 18-24 months in advance.

Supporting material:

We will not consider proposals without all the supporting material requested.

In order for us to thoroughly consider your application we require 8 good quality images. Please include a list of works (title, size, media, date produced and selling price).If you are proposing new work, please include recent/similar work. Please do not bring original artworks to the gallery unless requested.

We require a short biography/artist CV.

Details of any workshops/educational experience – if you are wishing to be considered for workshop opportunities.

Any other supporting documents, media reviews, publications etc.

Decisions: We aim to answer all proposals although sometimes due to the amount of applications this is not possible. In some cases a studio visit to see further work is needed before acceptance.

Submissions should be sent to: marked for the attention of the Curator.