When is the closing date?

Application submissions will not be accepted after 11.59pm on the 15th April 2019.

Why are you only choosing artists from outside of London?

We aim to look outside of the Capital to draw in young regional voices which aren't given enough precedence in London. By tapping into these sub-networks, new dialogues will be initiated whereby conversations between different areas of the country are formed and developed as the programme continues yearly.

When will I hear back?

Successful applicants will be notified at the beginning of May. Unfortunately due to the high number of submissions we will not be able to contact those who are unsuccessful.

Is there a submission fee?

No, it’s free to apply.

Can I apply more than once with several project proposals?

We can only accept one submission per artist.

I’m not from the UK but I live here and studied abroad, can I apply?

Yes, the open call is for anyone who lives in the UK and has studied in a university outside of London.

I’m in a collective, can I apply?

Yes! We accept submissions from collectives, individuals and anything in between.

I’ll be 26 at the time of application but 27 when it’s the exhibition period, can I still apply?

Yes, at the time of submission, applicants must be 26 or under, living outside of London and not currently be in education.

I’ll be in my final year at university when I apply but I will have graduated when it’s the exhibition period, can I apply?

On this occasion, unfortunately not. The reason we ask for participants to have completed either a BA, MA, MFA or equivalent is to offer artists outside of education with support and guidance and to ensure that they will have time to fully engage with the programme.

What does the stipend money cover?

The stipend should go into helping you devise an initial proposal which you will present to a panel of judges. You will have three months to experiment with materials, make mock-ups or new works, buy equipment and work on the concept of your proposal. This will be given to you in full at the time of being selected.

What do you mean by ‘Home’?

We want proposals which interrogate the theme in anyway you see fit. This could be based around histories, recent political issues, colonisation, land ownership, borders and territories; or it could be more narrative, poetic or abstract looking into creating fictional spaces, stories and ideas of escapism, luxury and travel. It’s up to you - we’re looking for exciting and imaginative proposals!

Who can I email if I have any questions?

Email us at opencall@arebyte.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.