Stand Up! Call for Submissions

At Artcore Gallery our spring open show, STAND UP!, invites artists from across the world to explore and celebrate International Women’s Day.

STAND UP! will investigate the role of women in the arts, and their huge impact on the cultural fabric of contemporary society. It will be a platform for artists to re-imagine citizenship, identity and women’s labour with a view to informing new visions for the future, in testing times.

STAND UP! will concentrate on artworks focused within the political structure of feminism as well as women impacted by the movement. All media will be accepted—including painting, sculpture, photography, film, video, and performance art—along with symbiotic themes such as media, geography, formal concerns, collective aesthetic, and political impulses. All submissions will be exhibited.

This exhibition will provide a unique glimpse into the creative processes of women in the arts, their own individual practices, and how their collaborative ideas have recently impacted new investigation on gender equality in contemporary art practices alongside how far women have come in the art world, and how it has been life-saving and changing.

Submissions need to be delivered to Artcore Gallery, 8 Albert Street, Osnabruck Square, Derby, DE1 2DS by 5pm on Monday 17th February 2020.

Application Forms can be downloaded from
Each artist can submit one artwork for £10, two for £15 and for three £20.
Prize: One exhibitor will be awarded a solo show in Artcore’s gallery. This will be an opportunity for the selected artist to showcase new work in a contemporary art gallery. A selection panel will choose the winner of the prize.

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Contact Name

Chris Boote

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Start Date

8th January 2020

Closing Date

17th February 2020