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Artist Open Call

At Partnership Editions we strive to break down the elitism of the art world by making exceptional art accessible to all. In keeping with these values, we are excited to launch an Open Call this summer as a springboard for emerging art talent.

We’re inviting artists to submit their work with the chance of becoming a part of the Partnership Editions family of artists, with a collection of new works to be featured on our platform in October 2022.

Last year we launched our first open call format, The Home Open Call. After over 200 applications by pioneering homeware artists, our panel selected 15 winners who created the first Home Open Call Collection. We were thrilled to platform artists across the world, from Brazil to the Atacama Desert who have since been featured in Vogue, House & Garden, AD and many more.


THE OPPORTUNITY

As a selected artist, Partnership Editions will provide ongoing curatorial, marketing and PR support in the lead up to and launch of your collection on our platform.

You will join the PE family of artists which will give you a dedicated profile page on the website and the opportunity to participate in our busy schedule of artwork and home drops, exhibitions and events throughout the year.

As a PE artist you’ll also be offered PR, marketing and industry support throughout the year to help you evolve your practice and reach new collectors.


HOW TO APPLY

Please apply with 6-15 artworks that would be available for us to sell on Partnership Editions when the Open Call launches in October 2022. Applications are now closed.

Please note:

- If you are based outside of the UK, artworks must be either a work on paper or canvas no larger than 50 x 50 cm.

- Artists will be shipping their own artworks, so please bear this in mind and only submit pieces you would be happy to pack yourself.

- All artworks submitted must be available for sale via Partnership Editions in October 2022.

- Our commission rate for the chosen artists is 40% (+ VAT for UK artists) - only deducted as and when artworks sell. 

    You’ll find all the details of how to apply via the form below.

    Apply now


    MEET THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

    Alongside our founder, Georgia Spray, our selection committee is made up of artists, curators, designers and tastemakers in the arts and interiors space. They will use their expertise and excellent eye to help us unearth and shine a light on new talent.


    Mollie E Barnes, Independent Curator and Founder of The Residency

    Mollie E Barnes [she/they] is an Independent Curator based in the UK. She specialises in producing inclusive Artist Residencies, and is the Founder and Director of She Curates The Residency. Her curatorial focus primarily surrounds championing the voices of women and queer artists.

    She says: "In my Curatorial practice, I am very intuitive in what attracts and fascinates me. I enjoy works that really make me stop and think – works that inspire me. I’m excited to see the submissions to the call, and to support artists in this way."

    FOLLOW: @mollieebarnes


    Katarina Matsson, Editor at Elle Decoration Sweden and Podcast Host

    Katarina Matsson is a Swedish journalist specialized in design. For the last decade she has worked with Swedish ELLE Decoration and ELLE, while documenting her ever evolving home on Instagram: @ettrumtill. In April she launched the weekly interior design podcast Hemtrevligt with her colleague Elin Lervik and she is working on her first furniture collection with her longtime friend Magda Marnell. She’s a passionate art lover and always on the lookout for the next piece to fall in love with. 

    She says: "The art pieces that come into my home become almost like family members. They speak to my subconscious, offer both comfort and joy, beauty and humour... For me to connect with a piece it must provoke feelings (and this in turn sometimes provokes thoughts). I think this is one of arts most crucial raisons d’etre, to connect to the parts of us that exist outside of conventional language, at the core of the human experience."  

    FOLLOW: @ettrumtill



    Yomi Adegoke, Writer

    Yomi Adegoke is a multi-award-winning journalist and author. She is a columnist for The Guardian and British Vogue and has written for Elle magazine, The Times, The Washington Post, The Independent and many others. She also worked as an online producer at Channel 4 news and at ITN. In 2018, she co-authored the award-winning and bestselling book, Slay In Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible, with author Elizabeth Uviebinene. She is currently writing her debut novel The List. Yomi has had a lifelong appreciation for art, both as a self-taught painter and budding collector. A passionate advocate for accessibility in the arts, she is also a trustee of the Arts Emergency charity.

    She says: "Partnership Editions' ethos of doing away with elitism and making art accessible is something I'm incredibly passionate about and I'm very excited to be a part of expanding their family of artists. Whilst my taste is quite broad, I'm generally a big fan of bold works with something to say, attention to detail and a story, always. I'm also hoping we'll have broad and diverse entrants, in terms of style as well as background."

    FOLLOW: @yomi.adegoke


    Claudia del Olmo, Founder of Casa Balandra


    Georgia Spray, Founder of Partnership Editions

    Georgia studied History of Art at Bristol University, going on to work at leading art institutions including White Cube Gallery, Christie's and the Auction Room, a digital auction house at which she launched the Contemporary African Art department, and for art dealer Ivor Braka.

    Tired of the elitism of the art world, in 2017 she founded Partnership Editions: a curated platform to connect would-be collectors with emerging artists.

    She says: "I'm so excited to be able to work with such an inspiring panel for our second Open Call. 

    With accessibility at the core of what we do, these Open Calls are an important way to invite artists of any background or training to apply, and I can't wait to see the range of application and mediums. I urge anyone to apply and please spread the word!"

    FOLLOW: @georgiaspray

     

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