FLUCTU-8 Festival: Open Calls

FLUCTU-8 Festival is a platform for recent contemporary art graduates and emerging artists to showcase their existing work, develop new work or projects and engage with the public through an annual 2 week programme in August 2018 featuring exhibitions, art interventions, residencies and community engagement workshops.

This open call is for an opportunity to exhibit and undergo residencies, working with V21 Gallery in Derby and Arts Council England, National Portfolio Organisation – Level Centre in Derbyshire. We are providing an opportunity to be in residence at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.

Mediums encouraged but not limited to: Sculpture, Painting, Installation Art, Live Performance, Interactive Art, Video/Film, Photography, Sound Art, Print, Projection.

The 2018 edition of FLUCTU-8 Festival will explore what it means to be a part of a diverse community. The theme for the 2018 edition of the festival is ‘Cultivate’.

The curators are committed to enriching the breadth of talent that exists within the region and cultivating opportunities where graduates will benefit from their work being seen. Divine Locale welcomes work from recent graduates and emerging artists that explore the diverse communities that already exist, encouraging inclusivity, intersectionality and providing insights into the social fabric and its potential fluidity.

Divine Locale encourage submissions from artists with a participatory, interactive and socially engaged practice. We invite artists to apply, who in their work focus on exploring social wellbeing, political and social activism, responding to current affairs as well as vital global issues including feminism, climate change and human rights.

We want to especially hear from those currently underrepresented in the arts such as BAME, LGBTQI+, Working Class, Disabled and Female artists as we want to provide inclusive and intersectional perspectives and narratives within our exhibitions.

Please visit our website to find out more information and to apply.

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Jade Foster

Contact Email




Start Date

15th May 2018

Closing Date

15th June 2018