Important Notice

Due to current CV-19 restrictions 20-21 Visual Arts Centre is temporarily closed. We will re-open when we can in line with Government guidance.

Information for Artists

Artist opportunities

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

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).



Current opportunities to exhibit at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre:

There are no current call-outs for artists to exhibit at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, however, in the year 2021 we will be having a grand Open show to coincide with our 20th anniversary.

Applying to exhibit at 20-21

We are open to on spec 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 download the documents below and complete and return the Exhibition Application form if you would like to proceed with a proposal for an exhibition.

Further information

If you require any further information regarding exhibiting at 20-21 please contact the exhibitions manager 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)

Other Artist Opportunities

Artist workshops

20-21 runs artist-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.

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.