31st Oct - 17th Dec

OPEN CALL – QUAD’s Exhibition Opportunity for Young People

Calling Derby/Derbyshire Based Young People

We’re excited to announce an opportunity for Derby/Derbyshire based creative young people, aged up to 25 as part of our upcoming youth exhibition ‘JOURNEY‘ taking place in January-February 2024. 

What does the theme of ‘journey’ mean to you as a young artist? You are encouraged to express your unique interpretation of this theme through photography, moving image, digital art or video. 

Work selected from this open call will be exhibited in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces, curated by QUAD’s Young Advocates. 

Submission requirements 

Email youngadvocates@derbyquad.co.uk with the following: 

Submit up to 5 works as:  

  • JPEGs no larger than 10MB 
  • Links to video or moving image files that are larger than 10MB (if selected, we will contact you for the original fie) 

Submissions must include: 

  • Your name and age  
  • Your email address 
  • Your postcode
  • The title of the work  
  • A short description about how this work responds to the theme of ‘Journey’

Open Call Deadline: Sunday 17 December 2023, Midnight GMT 

For queries contact: youngadvocates@derbyquad.co.uk 

Please note
For submissions that include images of children and young people aged under 18, we will need to contact their parent or carer to seek permission.  

If preferred, instead of the online application, we can accept different formats of the application, for example, audio or video (no longer than 5 minutes). We can also accept a paper hand-written copy, if it arrives by the deadline. To discuss options, or to enquire about your own preferred way of making an application please contact youngadvocates@derbyquad.co.uk 

Please also complete the Equal Opportunities form – this helps us to address any gaps in our offer to people who want to engage with QUAD. The form will be separated from your application as soon as we receive it and will not be passed on to anyone involved in shortlisting.  

QUAD is committed to ensuring an equitable working environment. We actively seek a broad range of people to reflect diverse experiences and backgrounds. We especially encourage applications from candidates who have Black, Asian, Mixed or Global Majority heritage and/or are from working-class/lower socioeconomic backgrounds, identify as LGBTQ+, Female, and people with disability. 

About QUAD Young Advocates 

QUAD’s group of young decision makers and reviewers aged 16 – 25, who work with staff and artists to plan new projects and explore ways to promote our programme to other young people and elevate youth voice within the community. 

Terms and conditions  

By submitting your images you agree for it to be featured on QUAD and associated social media channels. All work must be your own. You will be infringing copyright law if you submit someone else’s work as your own. 

Image Credit: N/A


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