Open Call, Utopia – What’s Yours?

Society of Scottish Artists Open Submission

Deadline: 10/04/2019

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Open Call offered through the Society of Scottish Artists, to apply follow the link at the bottom of the page.

Open Call | Utopia – What’s Yours?


The idea of Utopia may be older than Thomas More’s famous book, but what could actually be gained from the concept, or possibly lost? A personal utopia would surely be as individual as each of our personal imagination. Is this the difficulty with any proposed Utopian society? The power of the individual would make the construct a contradiction. However, there is room in Art for the individual to create their own Utopia, which we invite you to do.


Artists are invited to submit proposals for new works or propose existing works in all mediums, which interrogate, challenge, comment or engage creatively with the concept of ‘Utopia’.

Selected works will be exhibited at Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries, and it is planned that a proportion of the exhibition will be toured to Kirkcudbright Galleries.

All artists are welcome to apply but artists must join or be a current member of the Society. Membership is open to all artists across the world. There is no additional submission fee.

The benefits of membership also include free submission to our Annual Exhibition, promotion of your work and discounts at partner art shops and framers. To join click here.

Exhibition prizes to be announced shortly. 

Gracefield Arts Centre is a hub for creativity and the arts in Dumfries & Galloway and together with its sister organisation in Kirkcudbright, the newly opened Kirkcudbright Galleries, aim to promote the best in visual art from home-grown talent and showcase exhibitions of historical and contemporary art from the UK and abroad. Find out more about the region and its arts and museum venues at www.dgculture.co.uk


Key Dates:

Entry Deadline: Wednesday 10 April 2019, midnight

Selection Notification: end April 2019 

Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries

Preview: Saturday 31 August 2019, 2-4pm

Exhibition: 31 August – 2 November 2019

Kirkcudbright Galleries:

Exhibition: December 2019 – March 2020

Further info and how to apply here: https://tinyurl.com/y6btpau2