UK Young Artists seeks entries for showcase event this November

This November UK Young Artists will present the best of the UK’s young creative talent at a three day festival taking place in Leicester.

A call for submissions from artists aged between 18 and 30 and working across the following art forms will launch week commencing 26 May and run until Monday 30 June.

The art forms covered through UK Young Artists are:

Applied Art: craft, architecture, industrial and product design, ceramics, decorative arts, fashion, graphic design, digital art, game design and interactive art.

Literature: writing, poetry, storytelling and spoken word.

Moving Image: film, documentary, artist video and animation.

Music: sound art and all genres of music will be considered from individuals, bands and collaborations.

Performance: theatre, dance, live art, circus and site-specific performance.

Visual Art: fine art, photography, installation, illustration, site-specific work and sculpture.

Cross art form collaborations are also welcomed!

UK Young Artists’ open call for submissions runs from week commencing 26 May until Monday 30 June.

From the submissions received artists will be selected to take part in the Leicester Festival by a panel comprising of representatives from the four founding universities; De Montfort, Derby, Loughborough and Nottingham Trent plus curators and programmers from our host venues.

In addition to a fully supported public festival of their work participating young artists will also have the opportunity to come together to take part in workshops, debates and symposia to encourage cross-discipline discussion and explore the potential of collaboration.

Established and high-profile artists, AKA the UK Young Artists Ambassadors, will select, from the work presented at the event, a number of young artists to take part in an international opportunity in 2015.

Submissions can only be accepted via the online application process at:

There is a non-refundable fee of £12 to submit work and selected artists will be expected to attend the whole three day festival, arriving on Thursday 6 November and leaving on Sunday 9 November. Accommodation will be provided.

The UK Young Artists Leicester Festival 2014 runs from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 November.