Open Call for Young Emerging Artists

2-3 Month exhibition in central Cambridge Youth Gallery, GALLERIE V in a curated group show of young talented artists. Free exhibition, no fees.


Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 7, 2024


United Kingdom


Youth arts

Open Call for Young Emerging Artists Based in the UK to exhibit in Cambridge Youth Gallery,



Guidelines for application:

  • We are open to several forms of art including painting, sculpture, photography, and film.
  • If you are selected, you will be encouraged to volunteer at the gallery.
  • Submissions may not include work from school (e.g. GCSE or A Levels) yet to be assessed.
  • ​Must be from or reside in the UK.
  • The work must be your own and original.
  • If your artwork is accepted we have the right to post it on social media (with credit to the artist, of course).
  • We do not sell art. We display your work for free to the public with no cost for wall space.
  • All of our exhibitions are operated on an open-call-basis



  • We host an opening night for all of our exhibitions – this is a great chance for the exhibiting artists and the public to interact, we encourage this participation
  • During the show, we ask artists to volunteer/help spread the word about the show in some way, as we do not make any profit and host these exhibitions for free for the benefit of the public. Further info on this can be discussed with each successful applicant and catered based on their location/age/ideas.
  • We offer opportunities to create work live, host workshops, talks and other events for local events such as; “The Cambridge Art Trail of Independent Galleries”, “Cambridge Arts Festival”.


Preparing work for exhibition:

  • We ask all artists to either post – if they want to, with the gallery’s permission – or drop off their work to the gallery at 13 St John’s Street, Cambridge. Please note we cannot fund postage or travel expenses.
  • The work needs to be ready to hang, i.e., strung or framed or both.
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Deadline to apply to exhibit in our autumn show is the 7th August 23:59 BST.