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Artist Open Call 2023

We're excited to launch our third Artist Open Call. We're on the hunt internationally for new artistic talent with the help of our panel of judges. At Partnership Editions we strive to break down the elitism of the art world by making exceptional art accessible to all. We provide a platform for up and coming artists to reach a wider audience and to help build their careers, no matter their training or background.

Our Open Call 2023 has invited artists to become part of the Partnership Editions family and to have their work featured in our Open Call Collection, launching in October 2023.

Our 2021 and 2022 Open Calls each received over 450 applications and helped us add 35 new artists from around the globe to our roster. Winning artists' works have been featured in Vogue, House & Garden, AD and has been placed in important collections internationally, from private homes to luxury hotels.


THE OPPORTUNITY

As a selected artist, we'll work closely with you to launch The Open Call Collection: a collection of artworks to be sold on Partnership Editions in October 2023. We'll provide curatorial, art market, marketing and PR support around your collection and throughout the year to help you evolve your practice and reach new collectors.

You'll have a dedicated profile page on the website and the opportunity to participate in our busy schedule of drops, exhibitions and events throughout the year.


HOW TO APPLY

The Open Call is free to apply and we welcome applications from artists based both within the UK and internationally. Artists can submit any medium of work, and don't have to have a formal artistic training to apply.

Please apply with a portfolio of available works and your Instagram handle. If selected, we’ll work with you to curate the best selection of your work for The Open Call Collection, and may also discuss creating additional new works for the collection.

You’ll find the full details of how to apply, as well as our terms, via the form below. You won’t receive a confirmation email but if you’ve filled out the form we will receive your application.

Applications now closed


MEET THE SELECTION COMMITTEE

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


Eleanor Cording-Booth, Writer and Editor behind A Considered Space

Eleanor Cording-Booth is a design writer, editor and interiors stylist who also runs the Instagram account @aconsideredspace.

She says: "I don't have any preconceived idea of what I'm looking for in terms of style or subject matter. I focus less on the meaning behind a piece and instead buy art in a quick, instinctive way – usually because the colour or form appeals to me. I'm keeping an open mind!"

FOLLOW: @aconsideredspace


Grace McCloud, Journalist and Editor at Inigo

Grace McCloud is a journalist and editor based in London, specialising in interiors, craft, art and design. Having cut her teeth at The World of Interiors magazine, she now edits the Almanac, Inigo’s content platform – a job that allows her to indulge her particular interest in looking round people’s houses and asking them nosy questions about the things they choose to live with. Grace, who studied art history and spent brief stints working at Sotheby’s and Christie’s, has also written for other titles including Apollo, Ton, London Evening Standard and The Independent.

She says: "Hanging something you love on your wall is a fundamental part of making a home, which makes the democratising powers of Partnership Editions all the more wonderful. I know from my own experience – and from looking round hundreds of other people’s houses – that the most treasured artworks are not always the most expensive, but the ones that speak to you. For me, that often comes through colour – and the splashier the better."

FOLLOW: @gmctasty



Leo Bruno Todd, Artist and Co-owner of Little Mill Abergavenny

Leo Bruno Todd is an artist and Co owner of the Welsh holiday cottage Little Mill Abergavenny. Away from Wales he freelances for international galleries,  museums and the Arts Council England. He has previously worked as a set designer and prop maker working with interiors and fashion publications and brands. Leo is currently developing an artist’s residency program which will be based in his studio at 17th century Little Mill in Abergavenny. This is due to start  early next year.

He says: "I’m looking for applicants that show a real sense of honesty and authenticity in their work, not a replica of current trends and fashions."

FOLLOW: @Little_mill_abergavenny


Otegha Uwagba, Writer, Broadcaster and Consultant


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 thrilled to launch our third open call. I’m excited to see a range of different styles and mediums, and I’ll be looking for artists whose work I have an instinctive connection to, rather than looking at their training or background."

FOLLOW: @georgiaspray

 

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