Open Exhibition 2020


Hastings Open 2020: Entries are now closed

Applications for the Hastings Open 2020 have now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Due to a high number of applications, successful applicants of Stage 1 will be contacted the week commencing 2nd March 2020.

Hastings Open 2020 is for UK and international visual artists working in the following artistic mediums: painting, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, print, photography, digital, audio, mixed media, and video.

You can download a copy of the Hastings Open 2020 Exhibition Pack here.

The Hastings Open 2020 Exhibition Pack includes:

  • Terms and conditions
  • Application form and key dates overview
  • Payment, sales and commission
  • Marketing and promotion
  • Hastings Museum & Art Gallery contact details

When will I know if I have been successful?

All artists will be notified by email on or before 31 March 2020.

Who is on the panel?

The panel of guest judges includes:

  • Kate Adams - artist and CEO Project Art Works, Hastings, in collaboration with Ellen Prebble – artist-maker, Project Art Works, Hastings
  • Kenton Lowe - blackShed gallery, Robertsbridge, East Sussex
  • Patrick Adam Jones - Project 78 Gallery, St Leonards-on-Sea
  • Phoebe Cripps – Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery, London, and Associate Curator at Flatland, Hastings

Does Hastings Open 2020 have a prize?

Yes, there is a single prize comprising:

  • A research residency at Hastings Museum & Art Gallery in 2020/21
  • A solo exhibition at blackShed Gallery in 2021
  • A production fee of £500

Key dates to remember

  • Submission deadline: 23 February 2020
  • All artists will be notified by email on or before 1 March 2020
  • Exhibition dates: 2 May to 5 July
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