The Open 28 - Open invitation to local artists

Tue 18th April, 2017 @ 11:48am by seedcreativenetwork

The Open 28 - Open invitation to local artists

Leicester Arts & Museums Service invites artists from across the East Midlands to submit their artworks to compete to be shown in the annual Open art exhibition and win a range of artists prizes including the £1000 Attenborough Prize.

The search is now on to find the paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures and craft that will feature in this year’s Open Art Exhibition in Leicester.

The Annual event, now in its 28th year, welcomes work from artists living or working in Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire or Northamptonshire.

Artists hoping to showcase their work at Open 28 must submit their online applications by Friday 19 May. The Open 28 runs from the 8th of July to the 19th of August, 2017.

A panel of independent judges will then select the very best works to feature.

Assistant city mayor for culture, leisure and sport Councillor Piara Singh Clair said: “The Leicester Open is a wonderful opportunity for talented local artists to showcase their work. It always attracts the very best work from around the East Midlands, and I’m sure that this year will be no exception.”

Online applications are now open for artists hoping to showcase their work in the Adult Category. Open exhibition applications are now available until Friday 19 May 2017.

The adult exhibition criteria is now available to download. For any queries on your entry into the adult exhibition, please email:

For any queries in regards the Young People's exhibition and your application, please email:

The Young People's Category will be displayed alongside the Adult Category. Submissions are now closed for the Young People's Category with applicants to find out if their work has been chosen shortly.

Work featured at the Open will be available for sale – giving members of the public the opportunity to acquire original work at an affordable price.

Entry fees:
£7 for one piece of work,
£10 for two,
£13 for three pieces by the same artist

There are concessions for NUS cardholders and artists aged 60 and over.

Old Library Gallery at the Leicester Adult Education College,
54 Belvoir St,

Further information, full terms and conditions, and the online application form:



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