Information for Artists

Artist opportunities

20-21 Visual Arts Centre hosts a diverse programme of exhibitions across all six exhibition spaces and offers a umber of opportunities for regional, national and international artists to exhibit or sell work.


Opportunities to exhibit at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

Call for Artists
Art on Hotel Notepaper

Are you an artist, curator or creative practitioner who travels? Either for your work, or for pleasure?

Inspired by the nomadic German artist Martin Kippenberger’s Hotel Drawings, 20-21 Visual arts Centre is seeking artwork on mono-graphed   hotel note paper. The work can be as detailed or ephemeral as you choose, notes, doodles, sketches – they can relate to where you are staying, your reason for being there, your practice, or quite frankly whatever you choose!

We aim to include everything that is submitted, however anything deemed offensive or unsuitable for our visitors may not be included. This is a mail-art project and there is no fee available for appearing in this exhibition – however we will aim to return all artworks to the artists after the close of the exhibition.

Exhibition dates: 13 January to 24 March 2018

All work should be mailed to Dominic Mason, 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, Church Square, Scunthorpe, United Kingdom DN15 6TB before 6 January 2018—and include any relevant information (artist name, return address, title etc).

If you are wishing to be included it would be helpful if you could email your contact details and an image of the work you are submitting to as soon as this is possible.

20-21 regularly post opportunities to be included in group exhibitions, apply for commissions or other specific projects on artist opportunities listings sites such as a-n, Arts Council England and Axisweb (please note: you may have to subscribe to be able to view opportunities listings on some websites). Please download an application information sheet and form for details of how to submit. We will also list opportunities on this page.


Applying for and exhibition at 20-21

We are open to proposals and applications from working artists or curators of all levels to be included in our exhibitions programme. Proposals are assessed at regular curatorial group meetings in which we discuss the forthcoming programme. Please read the Exhibition Application Information Sheet and download and submit an application form at the bottom of this page.


20-21 OPEN exhibition of contemporary art and sculpture

20-21 OPEN exhibition is our showcase of work by artists from across the Lincolnshire region. Both amateur and professional artists are welcome to apply. Inclusion and the winners of prizes donated by local businesses are selected by independent judges. The next 20-21 OPEN exhibition call-out will be in Autumn 2018. Please visit the 20-21 Open Exhibition of Art and Sculpture page for further information.


20-21 shop

We encourage artist and craft makers from the UK, Europe and particularly from the counties of Lincolnshire to apply to have work stocked in the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre shop. Please see the 20-21 Shop page for further details of how to have your work considered.


Artist workshops

20-21 runs artists-led workshops in conjunction with our exhibition programme or aimed at specific audience groups. We also hold a database of artists, which we are able to distribute in response to enquiries about workshop leaders within the region who are experienced in leading creative activity sessions.

If you are an artist experienced in running creative workshops for adults, children, school groups or groups with special needs, there may be occasional opportunities to run sessions within our workshop programme. Please email your contact details, a brief CV and details of your workshop experience to to be placed on our database of workshop artists.


Further information

If you require any further information regarding exhibiting at 20-21 please contact the exhibitions officer Dominic Mason at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre on 01724 297073 or email



Exhibition application info sheet (doc 293KB)

Exhibition application form (doc 307KB)

List of work form (doc 307KB)

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