Call Outs

Exhibitions and projects at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre often need input from a wide range of contributors, both artists and the wider general public. See if there are any current call outs for contributions, and be a part of what’s going on at the gallery.

Digital Projects

As part of 20-21 Visual Arts Centre’s 20th anniversary celebrations we are going to be presenting a number of digital projects over the coming months. Artist Sam Metz is working with a small team of Digital Ambassadors to commission and bring to fruition three projects which will be ‘born digital’.

Somebody recording sound on a mobile phone

Lucy Cunningham’s Soundscape Project

Contributions by 15 January 2022

Artist Lucy Cunningham is creating a digital work which will gather together and present sounds. We are particularly interested in those sounds in and around the home which people associate with comfort, safety and familiarity. Those evocative ambient sounds that take you to a place or time. We would like you to take a moment to stop and listen to the familiar around you, and record a few of those sounds on you mobile phone.

Once you have recorded your sounds, contribute them to the project, along with a little information about yourself on the Google Drive folder which has been set up for this purpose. Go to for full instructions and to upload your sounds. Please make sure you fill a submission form in for each sound you contribute.

You have until 15 January 2022 to contribute your sounds.

Letters on wooden tiles scattered randomly

Pamela Crowe’s TACTILE OPTIC SHOCK Creative Writing Project

Contributions by 5 January 2022

Artist Pamela Crowe is creating a digital work using text and poetry that responds to the places we live and the routes and journeys we take through them. We’re inviting members of the public to contribute short pieces of written work up to 150 words maximum that fits this theme.

Submit written work using a creative prompt of the what3words location codes from the Luke Jerram poetry project Of Earth and Sky earlier this year.

The what3words location codes are listed below, alongside the locations they correspond to.

Once you have completed your creative writing, which could be a piece of prose or a poem, you are welcome to share your work with us. We may use some of the creative writing work submitted in a digital artwork displayed online on the 20-21 Visual Art Centre website. Any work used will be credited and we will seek participants’ consent first. Submitting written work is not a guarantee that it will be included in the final digital artwork.

Submitting work

Share your written work with us, by going to Fill out a submission form and upload your writing.

We ask that participants contribute one piece of writing each please.

Submitting written work is not a guarantee that it will be included in the final digital artwork.


To support your creative writing, artist Pamela Crowe is offering three informal writing workshops on Zoom (details to follow soon). You don’t need to attend the workshops in order to submit your creative writing. All workshops are free to attend and will be suitable for anyone aged 18 and over.


You have until 6pm on Wednesday 5th January 2022 to contribute your writing.

Abstract digital artwork  by Stuart Faromarz Batchelor

Stuart Faromarz Batchelor’s Shapes of Scunthorpe Interactive Digital Art Project

Contributions via Zoom workshops on 14 & 15 December 1-2pm

Software artist Stuart Faromarz Batchelor creates interactive graphics, visuals, applications and installations. He is inviting 16-25 year olds to join him for two one-hour online workshops to consider the ‘Shapes of Scunthorpe’ (you will need to attend both sessions to participate). You will be selecting shapes from Google Maps, creating digital drawings of them and uploading them to Google Drive. These workshops are definitely for you if you have an interest in digital creativity.

Book onto the workshops

Art work from these workshops will be used by Stuart to create a digital interactive, commissioned by 20-21 Visual Art Centre as an extension of the Luke Jerram poetry project ‘Of Earth and Sky‘ earlier this year. People who visit the interactive will be able to make digital paintings from the shapes created in the Zoom workshops. It will be an exciting new way to think about Scunthorpe too.

We hope that you’ll enjoy contributing to these exciting digital projects over the next few months. More news to come soon as the projects develop.