Artist Opportunities

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C-Art Membership options 2017

Apply for C-Art 2017 opportunities here

Membership runs from May 2017 – May 2018

There are a number of membership and non membership options for artists and crafts people from £50 – £110 (ex. VAT).  (see fact sheet for more info)

Last year we raised over £78,000 in sales for Cumbrian Artists, connected our members with 26,000 visitors and raised a huge £74,000 worth of media coverage. See our 2016 EVALUATION


C-Art Festival Art Fair

For full details and to apply click here

The Art Fair will feature a preview evening alongside the Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition launch and Award Ceremony.

The Art Fair 8-10 Sept

High quality art, craft, furniture, sculpture, print, jewellery
Open to applications from both Cumbria and beyond
Applications will be subject to a selection process in order to ensure a diverse range of stalls
Free admission for public
Media promotion of event alongside opening of C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year exhibition (22k visitors in 2016) and awards ceremony
Delivered as partnership between Eden Arts and Rheged (500k visitors per year)
C-Art has attracted 185k visitors and seen sales of £660k

Early Bird prices end Friday 31st March


C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

The third Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition and Awards will be taking place in Rheged from 9th September – 5th November 2017.

The 2016 exhibition saw over 22,500 visitors to the exhibition, with an eclectic mix of artworks from landscape painting to ceramic sculpture, with a number of renowned guest artists joining the submitted entries.

The Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition features two awards, The Cumbrian Artist of the Year and The People’s Choice. The Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award is shortlisted and selected by the chosen Young Curators. The £500 award winner will be announced on the preview night of the exhibition. Previous winners include Karen Babayan and Sarah Tew.

“I was completely overwhelmed to win the Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award. It is such a good exhibition with some extremely talented individuals – I am quite humbled to be selected as the winner amongst them”. – Karen Babayan, Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016

To be notified about future opportunities from C-Art please email info(at)c-art.org.uk


Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year

Application for 2017 has been extended!  Apply here

Eden Arts are seeking submissions for the Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award and Exhibition held at the Vallum Gallery, University of Cumbria.

Artists from or studying in Cumbria, aged 15-24 can enter the competition to help develop your practice and career as an artist.

Shortlisted entries will be featured on the dedicated website and online gallery.

Entries will also have the chance to exhibit their work at the Vallum Gallery at University of Cumbria Brampton Road Campus through November 2017, where a panel of arts professionals will select the overall winner and announce the ‘Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year’. The winning artist will receive a cash prize of £500.

To take part in the competition entrants must submit 3 photos of their work, along with a short artist statement. Any visual arts medium is accepted, including painting, sculpture, textiles, illustration, photography, digital media and video.

Apply here

New deadline for applications is 7th August 2017.