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Deadline for this Open Call is 11:59pm BST on July 7th, 2023.


Aire Place Studios presents Win it! 2023, our annual art prize and exhibition – winning, selling, and showcasing talent! Open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, above the age of 18.
The winner of the Judge’s selection will receive a prize of £300, and the first runner-up will be awarded a solo exhibition at Cole’s Gallery. The winner of the People’s Choice award will receive an APS Associate Membership worth £45.

At Aire Place Studios we hope to reflect the creativity and diversity of artists in our gallery show, as well as providing an important opportunity for artists to exhibit their work to the public. This exhibition aims to bring together fantastic works from local, regional, and national artists. Our intention is to broaden the public perception of Art.  There is no theme to this exhibition and all art mediums will be considered.

We charge a fee of £15 per work, with a maximum submission of 6 pieces. Win it! 2023 will be judged by a mix of diverse artists, curators and industry professionals:

Sarah Francis is an award winning artist curator. Founder and Curator of Aire Place Studios, Curator for Emergence(y) in collaboration with Ort Gallery and International Curators Forum. Sarah is part of DISrupt collective of disabled artists in Leeds and is a practising artist in mixed media and performance photography.
Joss Cole is the founder and owner of Cole’s Gallery, an independent art gallery established in 2019 and located in the historic Leeds Corn Exchange. Cole is a practising artist known for creating expressive watercolour paintings. Works explore conceptual links between literature (poetry), visual art and life.

Megan McClean is a filmmaker and multidisciplinary artist from Derry, Ireland. Since graduating with First-Class Honours in filmmaking specialising in production design, she has worked on several independent productions, while continuing to develop her craft as a painter and an artist. Megan McClean is last year’s winner of Win It! 2022.KEY DATES:

Application Deadline: 7th July 2023

Successful Applications Notified: 21st July 2023

Delivery of Artworks: 24th and 25th August 2023

Exhibition Opens: 1st September 2023

Opening Event & Prize Winner Announced: 1st September 2023 (6:30pm – 9:30pm)

Exhibition Closes: 29th September

Collection of Unsold Works: 4th and 5th October 2023

To Apply:

Please complete this Application Form and fill in our Equal opportunities form.

Terms and Conditions:

1. All work must be original artwork, or limited edition prints to be part of the exhibition.
2. We charge a non-refundable fee of £15 per artwork, limited to 6 artworks.

3. Judging: Stage 1 (online)Our selectors will make a pre-selection on the basis of the images submitted. The image of the work must represent actual work(s) entered. The work shown must be available, if shortlisted, for the exhibition itself. During this stage, the judging panel will view all the online images entered. An artist’s signature that is part of the work is permitted. As a result of this process, the panel will shortlist up to 40 works that will progress through to stage 2.Stage 2 (final selection)

In this stage, the judges will view each work individually and will select the prize winners (except for the People’s Choice Prize, which will be based on online voting by the public).

4. All exhibition artwork must be for sale. We charge 25% commission from any sales made during the exhibition. All proceeds from the Win It! 2023 exhibition are used for the art prizes, marketing and exhibition. Any additional funds are donated to APS Gallery for the continuation of the programme of exhibitions.

5. If an artwork sells during the exhibition the artist will be notified and paid at the end of the exhibition. The artwork will be available to collect by the customer at the end of the exhibition.

6. Winners of the prizes will be notified at the opening of the Exhibition, and prizes awarded at the end of the exhibition. We ask that winners help to promote the art prize on social media and may be asked to be on the judging panel of Win It! 2024.

7. All unsold work must be collected by 5th October. Please note we have limited storage space so if work is not collected within agreed time frames there will be a storage cost of £2.50 per day. Participants agree that any works left at Aire Place Studios after 30 days will be deemed unwanted and therefore be added to the charity auction lot list, or disposed of.
8. APS Gallery are not liable for any loss or damage incurred to the artwork when exhibited or in storage, and advises all artists to seek their own insurance.
9. All artworks must be ready to hang with our hanging system. You can find more information about our gallery here: https://www.aireplacestudios.com/tips-for-exhibitions/
10. Artists are invited to submit artworks in any size not exceeding 125cm x 125cm.
Win It! 2023 Art Prize OPEN CALL
Date & Time:
From 24/03/2023 To 07/07/2023
Price: £15 to Enter
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How to book: Please complete the application form