Competitions


Black Swan Arts Young Open 2019

Currently Open - Entry Closes Friday 22nd February 2019

Young Open poster featuring a tiger by a previous entrant

Deadline for entries: 22 February

Exhibition dates: 30 March – 27 April

Preview: Saturday 30 March, 12pm midday

Location: Black Swan Arts, 2 Bridge Street, Frome BA11 1BB

Contact: Morag Stuart and Sally Barnett
exhibitions@blackswanarts.org.uk
01373 473980

Are you aged between 8 and 19 years? Would you like to enter an Art Competition?  If the answer is 'Yes' to both these questions then why don't you enter the Black Swan Arts Young Open?  Black Swan Arts Young Open is the largest arts competition in the South West.

Accepted mediums

Entries are welcomed from all forms of art and craft work including:

  • painting
  • drawing
  • collage
  • pottery
  • ceramics
  • jewellery
  • illustration
  • textiles
  • metal work
  • carpentry
  • sculpture
  • digital media
  • handmade books/zines

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Guild Foundation

Currently Open - Entry Closes Monday 25th February 2019

Accepting submissions 30 November 2018 - 25 February 2019

All submissions must be made online

Open to artists and craftspeople of all types

Application fee £20

For technical support with your application, contact web@blackswanarts.org.uk

The Black Swan Guild

The Black Swan Guild is being established as part of our commitment to nurture and showcase high-quality work from the widest possible range of artists and craftspeople. The overriding criterion for selection as a member of the Guild will be the quality of the work you produce. Quality will take precedence over other factors such as qualifications, experience, status and geographic location.

The Guild will be an association of makers, open to practitioners of every type of art and craft. During its first year of operation, the Guild will establish itself as a self-managing, self-governing and self-selecting organisation, operating under the banner of Black Swan Arts. Members of the Guild will be the key contributors to its constitution, aims and objectives and its working practices, in partnership with the trustees of Black Swan Arts.

The selection panel

The selection panel is made up of professional artists working in a variety of media/fields:

Caroline Frood is our first member of the Black Swan Guild, having won a year’s membership as a prize in the Black Swan Arts Open.

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