Inland Art Festival is seeking applications from artists based in the South West for a key strand in our 2014 programme. This year’s open call is titled Assemble Now.

Inland is searching for up to 30 artists, producing contemporary art across a variety of medias.

This strand of the festival aims to celebrate and expose the variety of arts practice developing in the South West.

As well as the opportunity to be part of a fully marketed programme showcasing significant and emerging artists, there will be a Peoples’ Choice award selected by the audience from a shortlist created by the opencall panel. The recipient of the Peoples’ Choice will receive a residency and exhibition at Back Lane West in 2015, funded by Inland Art Festival.


As part of Assemble Now, we are looking for work which delves into ideas surrounding play; taking any form from real and invented sites of social and cultural interaction and creative experimentation, to notions and guises of conflict and cooperation.


Inland will animate the town of Redruth for four days in September, bringing diverse communities together. We have an ambitious free programme which showcases internationally acclaimed and emerging regional art. Delivering screenings, performances, interactive installations in unexpected locations and events from family workshops to talks for practitioners.


Please read FAQs and fill out a submission form, attaching up to three examples of your work. Once the deadline has passed the selection panel will meet to select work for the final show.


Submissions will be accepted between 08/07/14 and 13/08/14
Artists’ notification: 29/08/14
Delivery of work: 19/09/14 – 24/09/14
Festival Dates: 25/09/14 – 28/09/14
Collection of works: 29/09/14 – 01/10/14


Download a submission form:


There is no submission fee.

Only artists living or working in the South West region are eligible for the open call.

Artists are responsible for the safe packing and transportation of their works to and from the festival.

No work can be stored by Inland after the 1st October 2014.

By submitting work to this exhibition, the artist grants permission for images of their work to be used in the promotion and documentation of the festival, online and in print. No images of artist work will be sold to external parties, and the copyright remains with the artist.

There are no size or media restrictions for submissions, however it is the artist’s responsibility to provide adequate install fixings and instructions for the installation and care of their work. For 2D pieces framing is preferred. For framed work, mirror plates are preferred. Clip frames are not acceptable – unless integral to a piece.

The artist must provide an insurance value for their work.

Artists submitting film/video works can direct us to web links longer than the 1 minute specified on the submission form. In this case the selection panel will watch the first minute of up to three pieces.

This exhibition is not intended to be a selling opportunity, however if artists wish to include a sale price, this will be kept with staff in the exhibition spaces and all enquiries will be forwarded directly to the artist.

The email address for submissions is



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