Tired of being cast aside for lack of experience? We get it. We’re all about sharing and making space for new artists and creative beginners. Dark Yellow Dot provides opportunities for the newbies, the artists that are just starting out by collaborating with organisations that care about bringing real artists into real spaces, making art accessible to real people.
Dark Yellow Dot is more than an artist-run platform for sharing, it’s an entry point into the arts community, offering creative workshops and events for beginners, and we’re proud to have given many artists a chance at their first ever exhibition or online publication.
"I was graduating university, full of excitement, ambition, and expectation towards becoming a working artist right out the gate. After all, I had an arts degree now, a good portfolio, and I’d seen my friends and fellow graduates attract some amazing career expanding opportunities.
I moved to London, believing it was the best place to integrate myself into a well respected creative city. Only, I wasn’t anticipating cramped home workspaces, and being too broke to pay all the expensive open call application fees, let alone an art studio. I had no idea how to ‘join’ the art community without already knowing people from school or work so I was starting from scratch. It took years to break in, and even then it’s a crowded space of other artists trying to do the same. I decided to create my own community and platform for people who felt just like me - talented, but new, and Dark Yellow Dot was born.
Now I work with creative organisations and establishments who recognise my ability to curate awesome exhibitions, organise amazing events, and unique opportunities for the public to access art by early career artists beyond the confinements of a traditional white wall gallery.”
- Lauren Little, Founder & Organizer
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
You put together an amazing event and it was great to see that reception and involvement. Looking forward to seeing more things you do!
— Friday Late Producer, V&A