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APPLY | Become our next Artist of The Month! | CLOSES 20th each Month

OPEN CALL: We're looking for artists in any medium, worldwide, interested in being featured on our website for up to one month. Dark Yellow Dot supports artists at the beginning of their career by providing real world opportunities. We’re currently seeking emerging artists with a strong personal vision and innovative approach to art making who are interested in becoming our next Artist of the Month! Every month we select 8 artists to display their work on our website Artists are featured on our homepage linked to a personal artists profile page and a highlighted Story feature on our Instagram page for up to 3 months! An easy way to get more eye balls on your artwork. This opportunity is open to artists worldwide. APPLY BELOW £3 processing fee applies

APPLY | Printmakers Wanted | Closed

We are looking for printmakers! Lithography, Etching, Screen printing, Monotype, whatever's your style. We’re hoping to cover our walls with a selected series of large or small works that demonstrate a unique approach to a subject, theme, medium or surface. We've never held a print exhibition before and we're really looking forward to sharing a group artists together in a wall display for November
Previously selected artists have said:
“Happy to know there was a good response to the exhibition. I have seen an Instagram story of the AOI with my illustration on it and also got a couple of commissioned jobs because of it!” — Franz Lang, Solo Exhibited Artist

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APPLY | LIFTED 2020: Art Competition for Artists Under 25 | Closes OCT 30

LIFTED is a youth art competition, to allow young artists to experience their artwork in a real space for the first time. Dark Yellow Dot aims to highlight cultural diversity through young emerging artists with a strong personal vision and innovative approach to art making. We are looking to exhibit the work of three (3) London based artists to display selected works, at the Genesis Cinema Gallery Space in East London. The Genesis Cinema has been offering entertainment in London's East End since 1912! With a rich and jam packed history, it had once housed performances by Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy, and Barbra Windsor to name a few. Now it's a bustling independent cinema with an ambient cafe and cocktail bar and is known for showcasing local artists in its popular gallery space. Both the artist and the artwork must be in London to be considered, as both Dark Yellow Dot and Genesis prides itself on promoting local arts and culture. Take a look at past years winners: About your artwork:

  • artworks must be original, created by the artist
  • any medium (except Film/Sculpture/Performance)
  • maximum size of artwork: 6ft x 5ft
  • can be easily supported on a wall and doesn't protrude more than 6 inches in depth.
  • completed in the last 3 years
  • prepared for hanging by December 1st, 2020
Successful Applicants:
  • will be aged 16-25
  • Emerging, Early career or hobby artist
  • studying or practicing as an artist
  • currently living in London, UK
Submission Deadline: October 30, 2020 at 11:30pm
Submission Fee is £8 Exhibition Installation: December 4 (May be subject to change) Exhibition Dates: December 4 - January 8, 2020 (May be subject to change)
Unfortunately, there will not be an open evening for this exhibition. APPLY NOW

APPLY | Installation, Sculpture, Textiles Exhibitions | Closed

We’re looking for London based artists who would like to take part in our upcoming exhibitions featuring 3D and multidimensional artwork, including but not limited to art installations, free hanging textiles, sculptures, etc. (no performance at this time) Selected artists will have the opportunity to display artwork for Dark Yellow Dot at our newest exhibition site 1B Window Gallery If you’ve never been selected by us before, or it would be one of your first exhibitions we encourage you to enter. Submit your VERY BEST work, high quality images, and artist bio. It’s a great way to get yourself out there and share what you do best! We want to hear from you. ⁠ Successful artists will be:

  • Living / working in London. Preference towards Waltham Forest based artists (Please be aware that we are unable to store or ship artwork to or from the gallery at this time)
  • Over 18 years old
  • Practicing or studying in the arts
  • unique approach to their medium of choice
  • Ready to hang artwork by November 7th, and available to deliver and pick up artwork in person or arrange it for the dates specified)
Exhibition Dates: November 7 - December 5, 2020 (may be subject to change) Previously selected artists have said: “I just wanted to say, thank you so much for selecting my work to be part of Bold exhibition. The event was fantastic and I really enjoyed the opening show. The entertainment and organisation were first class. The response as you mentioned was very positive. You and the team done brilliantly, (which I think you know already, however just felt it needed to be said). So congratulations on a pulling together top event. I will definitely submit work for future events for consideration.” — Francilla Zions I, Exhibited Artist, BOLD (Black History Month Group Exhibition) “I’ve had some lovely feedback from the public who have seen my work up at Genesis so all very encouraging. This whole experience has given me a great boost to get my website up and push myself forward. It’s great I’ve sold a piece and with the exhibition being up longer there is more opportunity to sell still so that’s great. It’s lovely to hear people talking about my work with enthusiasm.” — Chloe Amy Avery, Solo Exhibited Artist, A Taste of Home Submission Deadline: October 10th, 2020 £8 administration fee applies APPLY NOW

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