Arts Derbyshire


Call For Artists – Tarpey Gallery

This year’s open call aims to showcase the best of UK contemporary art by bringing together emerging and established artists to create a diverse and exciting group exhibition in one of the East Midlands’ foremost Commercial Contemporary Fine Art Galleries. Entries will be open to all artists working in the UK. Artwork can be on any theme and we will be accepting Artworks using all types of media; paintings, original prints, photography, textiles, drawings, works on paper and 3D works – including sculpture and ceramics.

Entries are open from 6th May – 7th June 2024. Winning submissions will be included in a group exhibition from 27th July – 8th September 2024.

Link to Form –


– A Cash Prize of £250 for the Winner chosen by Gallery Manager Luke Tarpey.

– We will invite multiple artists to take part in next year’s exhibition programme from the Open exhibitants. A list of those selected will be published alongside the Open Exhibiting Artists. There is no limit in this (last year I picked 36 artists). This is primarily an open for any artists who want to be involved with and support the gallery.


– Entries are available to all artists in the UK.


– Will be done by Gallery Manager Luke Tarpey. I won’t be able to give feedback on unsuccessful entries.

Entry Fee and Commission

– Each artist may submit up to two pieces. The fee is £15 for 1 piece or £20 for 2 pieces. The fee is non refundable. All sales will be subject to a reduced commission of 45% (usual gallery rate is 50%) taken from the price you list.

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