Here are our current open-call opportunities  

The Fronteer Open 2021

Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield | Deadline - 25/10/21

The Fronteer Open is an annual art prize and exhibition for UK based artists. The open call has no theme and artists can submit work on any subject they like. There is a prize for Judges’ Choice and People’s Choice, both of which consist of £100 cash and a one year Artist Membership on the Curatorspace website. The exhibition will run from 3rd – 11th December at Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, open 4 days a week. Work in any medium is welcome, although we regret that we are unable to accept audio or video work. You can find out more, including how to apply, here


Meet the Locals

Fronteer Gallery, Sheffield | Deadline - 26/11/21

Fronteer Gallery invite artists local to Sheffield and the surrounding area to submit work to Meet the Locals, an exhibition which aims to showcase the work of local artists. Artists from South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire are all welcome to apply. If you are outside of these areas but still consider yourself local please get in touch. You are welcome to submit work of any kind and in any medium (except audio or video). You can find out more, including how to apply, here. 


Stars, Planets and Space

Fronteer Gallery Basement Space, Sheffield | Deadline - 24/11/21

Fronteer Gallery is looking for small works inspired by space to form an exhibition in our Basement Gallery, which will run for 4 weeks. The exhibition will be called “Celestial Bodies”. You are welcome to submit work of any kind that you feel fits with this theme, in any medium (except audio or video), but works must be light weight and no bigger than 20x20cm. The exhibition will run from 8th January – 5th February, with a private view evening on Saturday 8th January. You can find out more, including how to apply, here.


About Our Exhibition Opportunities:

As a not-for-profit organisation, and as artists ourselves, we make every effort to make our opportunities as affordable as possible while also being sustainable. As such, successful artists to our open-call shows will be expected to pay a small fee, which is outlined in each open call. This fee will go towards our gallery rent, power and invigilation costs as well as the creation and distribution of any promotional material. In return we don't charge commission for sales, less a 5% fee for bank and admin charges. We also don't charge any artists that are unsuccessful, meaning that all our opportunities are free at the point of entry.