New Contemporaries Submissions for 2019 Now Open


New Contemporaries 1992, selected artists. Archival image.

New Contemporaries Submissions for 2019 Now Open


6 December 2018

As the leading UK organisation supporting emergent art practice from British arts education, New Contemporaries offers an insight into today’s creative practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made.

Submissions for 2019 will open 10am (GMT), December 10, 2018 and close 2pm (GMT) January 28, 2019. The 2019 show will mark the 70th anniversary of New Contemporaries and follows the success of Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2018 on display at the South London Gallery (SLG) until February 24, 2019.

New Contemporaries Director, Kirsty Ogg said: "New Contemporaries celebrates its 70th anniversary in 2019. While we will take this moment to pause and reflect back on our incredibly rich history, it is important that we also remain responsive to the needs of emerging artists. Opening up our annual call to artists outside of formal, degree-awarding programmes has been a significant moment for us, and a way to publicly acknowledge that not all artists follow the same path when developing practice".

Throughout the exhibition's history a wealth of established artists have participated in New Contemporaries exhibitions including post-war figures Frank Auerbach and Paula Rego; pop artists Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney; YBAs Damien Hirst and Gillian Wearing; alongside contemporary figures such as Tacita Dean, Mark Lecky, Mona Hatoum, Mike Nelson and Chris Ofili; whilst more recent emerging artists including Ed Atkins, Monster Chetwynd, Rachel Maclean and Laure Prouvost have also taken part.

To apply, artists are asked to submit a portfolio of five works online from 10am, December 10, 2018. Following two rigorous selection rounds, participants will be announced in Spring 2019.

For full guidelines and for application procedures and final submissions please see here.

From 10am, December 10, 2018, artists will be able to submit their work online via this link

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New Contemporaries is a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) and Registered Charity.