Levenshulme Manchester :: Open Call 2017 at Bankley Studios

Bankley Open Call

Bankley Open Call 2017

The Bankley Open Call 2017 is once again inviting submissions from contemporary artists living within the UK, working in any 2D media, video or sculptures.

The winner will receive £500 and a solo show at Bankley whilst there will be prizes for second and third choices.

Selection & Judging Panel:
Donal Moloney: Artist & Senior Lecturer in Fine Art
Paulette Terry Brien: Director of The International 3, Salford
Simon Woolham: Artist and Curator at Paper Gallery, Manchester
Helen Wheeler: Artist and winner of Bankley Open Call 2016

Entry Guidelines:


Key Dates:

Submission deadline: 1st September 2017 (midnight)
Notification of selection: by 11th September 2017
Delivery of exhibiting art works: 23rd September 2017, 12 - 4pm, or by prior arrangement
Exhibition Private View and Awards Ceremony: 6th October 2017, 6-9pm

How to Enter

1. Download and fill in the Application Form. Download as a DOC file or download as a ODT file
2.Send Images of up to three pieces of artwork (Max. 1MB, jpeg).
Please email your entries to: opencall@bankley.org.uk
3. Pay £15 Entry Fee via the Paypal button above.
Please add your name when paying so we can easily link up payments with application forms  (or quote your paypal reference on the Application Form)

Please return your completed application form and images to opencall@bankley.org.uk before Friday 1st September 2017 (midnight)

Deadline for entries is midnight 1st September 2017, and each artist can submit up to three artworks in jpeg form, with an accompanying maximum 200 word explanation of each piece via email. Please also include information on the medium and size of each work within the explanation.

There is a one off entry fee for all artists of £15 payable via Paypal, however if preferred a bank transfer can be arranged, please contact for further details. If paying via Paypal, please include the artist's full name in the reference details so that your entry fee can easily be linked with the submissions.

Please ensure that all wall-mounted artworks are already equipped with mirror plates, and that any sculpture/installation/video/projection requirements are by arrangement (We currently cannot provide any screens but have a projector).

The Bankley Open Call Exhibition Private View and award ceremony will take place on Friday the 6th October 2017, which will also coincide with our Annual Open Studios event.
The exhibition will continue to run every Saturday from 12pm to 4pm with the final opening day being on the 28th October 2017 where an informal Wrap Party will take place.
Work collection after the exhibition will take place on the 29th of October 12-4pm, or by arrangement. Works not collected after this date (or otherwise arranged) will be disposed of.

Terms & Conditions:

By submitting this application, applicants are agreeing to the conditions of entry, as listed below, including:

By entering the Open Call 17, Artists are agreeing that their work will be available for the dates stated in the application form. Artists take full responsibility for the delivery and shipping of any selected work(s).
Artists are hereby agreeing to allow Bankley Studios and Gallery to use an image of their artwork on publicity associated with the Open Call 2017, unless otherwise arranged.
Artists must also guarantee that by submitting the work they are of his, or her own origination, and that he or she holds all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.
Art work can be for sale, and Bankley Gallery do not charge commission.
Bankley Studios & Gallery are not liable for any loss or damage incurred to the artwork if shortlisted and exhibited, and advises all artists to seek their own insurance.
All proceeds from the Open Call is used for the prizes, promotion and exhibition of the competition. Any additional funds are donated to Bankley Gallery for the continuation of the programme of exhibitions. 
Whilst the judges have been selected and have agreed to take part in selecting work for the Open Call and awarding the prizes, under exceptional circumstances Bankley Studios & Gallery hold the right to adjust the line-up at any time throughout the Open Call.

For any queries relating to the open call please email gallery@bankley.org.uk
If there are any issues with email, an alternative email address is: bankleygallery@googlemail.com 

Thank you for taking part!