MOOD Artweeks 2023 Open Call

Submitted by OVADA Gallery on December 19, 2022 - 13:12
Salary / Fee: 
Closing Date: 
Sunday, 12 February, 2023

Be a part of our Artweeks exhibition 11-28 May 2023

-Free guaranteed entry for associate members
-Our associate members may submit up to 3 pieces of work for free and are guaranteed to have at least one work selected
-£5 entry per work for non associate members
-Pay via our online shop then send in a proposal form, which can only be accepted upon payment
-Or become an associate member? Find out more info on our website
-All media considered including timed performances and workshops
-Judges and curator to be announced soon

How to Apply;

For individual works; send in a short bio, your C.V. and images of your work including size and media. Please let us know how you are responding to our theme of MOOD.
For collaborative works; please send in your proposal with as much detail as possible about the members of your group, and what you would like to make in the warehouse space. Please refer to the floorplan on our website for dimensions.

Application form:

Please get in touch if you have any questions or need help with your entry –

Key dates 2023;
Deadline: midnight Sunday 12 February
Decisions: expected 27 February
Drop off work to OVADA: Sunday 30 April
Installation: Monday 1 – Wednesday 10 May
Opening party: Thursday 11 May 6-8pm
Exhibition dates: Friday 12 – Sunday 28 May
De-install and collection of work: Sunday 28 – Monday 29 May


Submission does not guarantee selection for non-associate members and Entry fees are non refundable.

-You can submit up to 3 works for consideration. Please do not enter more than 3.
-Please ensure images submitted are good quality (usually 300dpi is best)
-Please submit your image files in the format : YOURNAME_TITLEOFWORK.JPG
-Do NOT submit work that is transphobic, racist, pornographic, pedophilic, anti-lgbtqia, ageist or could be deemed offensive or as a hate crime against a minority culture and or group.
-Do not submit works that contain harmful substances that could endanger our staff and volunteers.
-If entering video works please put a link to a webpage for us to watch the video in the description section.
-We recommend artists have their own art insurance via a_n artist or equivalent.

If selected:
-Please ensure you drop off the selected work in the time frame given.
-It is the responsibility of the artist to arrange delivery and collection of work. Any cost incurred through delivery must be paid by the artist.
-If selected, please ensure all works come with hanging fixtures or clear instructions on how to display.
-Artwork will be installed by our team of technicians; artists do not need to be present
-If selected, when the exhibition ends you must collect your work at the specified time, any uncollected work after this time may be disposed of.
-We have limited equipment for video works; Where possible we ask artists to provide their own equipment.
-We have a small selection of plinths for sculptural works but you may need to provide your own if you have a specific requirement or exceed our sizing.


If you would like to volunteer for the gallery to help invigilate the exhibition then you will get your entry fee refunded. This will be paid 48 hours after successfully completing your shift.
Volunteers also have access to unlimited hot drinks.

Multi Artform
Young People