Exhibition call out

Anyone who lives in Nottinghamshire is welcome to submit. There are no other requirements other than you consider yourself to be creatively invested in the area, we are not going to be specific about drawing any boundaries and fully expect to receive submissions from people in neighbouring counties.

All types of photographic work is welcome to be submitted. It doesn’t have to be taken locally, all that matters is the photographers are local. Its about showing off what the local photographers are doing. There is no specific theme, we hope to exhibit a wide range of work.

We expect people to submit an ongoing series you have been working on for a few weeks, months or longer. Ideally the series will share a similar trait, whether thats the aesthetic and feel, a common subject, something with a story or just the intent that the images work together. We will be providing mentoring for anyone we feel would benefit too.

We will only accept photographic images. All images will be printed and framed by the festival, and the exhibited framed prints will be given to you at the end of the festival. Photographers working on film will be offered the choice of darkroom prints. Selected photographers will also receive a one page spread including a brief biography in a photobook being produced as part of the festival, and a presence on our website. All published photographers will also receive one copy of the book.

There is no fee to pay to submit, we will be funding all the printing and framing, so the only thing you need to invest is your time.

Photographers retain full copyright and ownership of their photos when submitting. Then if your work is exhibited we will ask for photographers to sign a license to allow us to use those photos for publicity and in the book we are producing, again with photographers retaining full copyright and ownership of their photos.

Submit your photography now for your chance to be a part of Nottingham’s first photography festival.http://offcentrefestival.co.uk/faq/


Applications should be submitted via email to with the subject line ‘Application’ and must be received by Midnight on Sunday 16thSeptember 2018. The email address is callout@offcentrefestival.co.uk

To apply please send:

  • About 5 images (No more than 5mb total)
  • An artist statement that includes your name, address, email address, mobile number, website details, and a clear description of your photography project

The selected photographers will be informed by Friday 28th September 2018.

We have put together a panel for the selection process including Camilla Brown, Jagdish Patel, John Blakemore, Kajal Nisha Patel, Suzannah Bedford, and Vanley Burke

All photographs will be assessed on the quality and originality of the images, as well as how well they sit together as a body of work.


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Call Out

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Start Date

31st August 2018

Closing Date

16th September 2018