November 7, 2022 Edge

Open-Call for Contemporary Visual Artists

Applications for our Open-Call for Contemporary Visual Artists are now open.

Following an extensive refurbishment, The Edge Theatre & Arts Centre in Chorlton Manchester re-opened its doors on the 1st of September 2021. As part of our new look we launched our visual art programme, and have now presented four successful exhibitions. We are now launching our next open call for artists for a visual art programme which runs alongside our existing theatre and participation work. Our programme aims to be a showcase for high-quality new contemporary visual
art by professional artists based in the North-West. Our visual art programme is curated by artist Jez Dolan:

The exhibition will be in our gallery space which will be seen by all users and visitors to the building. In addition to a private view of the exhibition, we will also invite the successful artist(s) to present an artist talk during the exhibitions run, for which we will offer a small fee

To be considered for this opportunity, please provide:
• A PDF document including a CV and containing a maximum of six images, including details of
titles, size, materials, edition, etc. for each image
• Link(s) to your website / online portfolio
• Your social media details

Works proposed should have been made in the last year, and which reflect the artists’ current practice. Work should not have previously been exhibited in Greater Manchester. We can offer an honorarium of £200 to the selected artist

We can currently only accept 2D works which can be wall-mounted (painting, drawing, photography, works on paper etc.) and all work should be professionally framed / mounted. The maximum size of works we can accept is 100 x 100 x 10 cm. The number of works we can exhibit is dependent on the scale of each work.

We anticipate that the successful artist will be present for installing and de-installing the works (working alongside our in-house team). Artists are welcome to offer work for sale, and The Edge will take 20% of sale price. This will go towards developing our visual art programme in the future

Application deadline 22nd November 2022
Successful artist notified 30th November
Exhibition install w/c 2nd January 2023
Private view date TBC
Exhibition de-install date end of April TBC

To apply please send submissions to by 22nd November 2022