Artist call out: Outside In touring exhibition 'Hard Wired' - deadline 1/4/19

The project is in partnership with Chrysalis Arts Development

Submissions can now be entered by Outside In artists for the touring exhibition ‘Hard Wired’. The selected artwork will tour around four libraries in North Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and Lancashire as part of a project run by Chrysalis Arts Development called Art Unpacked.

 “Chrysalis Arts is delighted to be developing a new partnership with Outside In,” said project manager Sara Trentham-Black. “We share goals to support artists to reach an audience for their work and for a wide range of audiences to be able to experience high quality art and craft.”

Outside In director and founder Marc Steene added: “This is a really exciting opportunity for many reasons. Working with Chrysalis and running it as a national call out creates an important platform for artists, and the charity, to reach new audiences. The theme also allows exploration of a topic that is really relevant to artists in locations which many of them rely upon for vital access to technology.”

 About the project

‘Hard Wired’ will be a small group show, showing collections of work by five to eight artists. The artists, who will each receive £500 for taking part, will be chosen by a selection panel which will include representatives from Outside In, an Outside In artist and Chrysalis Arts.

The exhibition will run for 24 weeks, between Saturday 8 June until Saturday 16 November 2019, and tour around four libraries in the participating areas. More about the exhibition can be found HERE

 About the theme

The theme of technology is very broad and can include many different ideas such as: How artists use technology in their artwork, the impact it has on their life, how they understand it and how they are able to access it.

 What we are looking for

This call-out is for Outside In artists, based in the United Kingdom, who feel their work relates to the theme. Any type of artwork can be submitted, including; film, textiles, sculpture, prints, painting, photography, drawing and more.
Artists can submit one piece of artwork, however we are particularly interested to show collections by artists – between to five pieces - which relate to the theme which is why artists can submit up to five images. Full details, including sizes of artwork, can be found in the artist brief HERE.

Outside In is running Artist Support Days for people who would like support in applying for this opportunity or if you would like to sign up to becoming an Outside In artist, full details of those can be found HERE

 How to apply

Submitting work is free. To enter applications visit your artist gallery which is now hosted on our Beta website. For full details of this process, see the guides HERE
Application deadline: 12 noon, Monday 1 April 2019


The full artist brief, including an easy read version, can be found HERE.