Young C-Art



Are you interested in art? Are you thinking of applying to study Art at University? Or have you recently returned from university and would like to gain some experience in the art world?

C-Art and Eden Arts are inviting applications to form a group of Young Curators, aged between 16- 24, to select and curate the C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition and awards at the Gallery at Rheged, running from 9th September – 5th November 2017.

The successful Young Curators will work alongside Ainslie Roddick curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow and Thomas Dukes, Curator at Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool and shortlist the winner for the Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award.

There will also be an opportunity to visit Glasgow and Liverpool to learn more about curating and what goes on behind the scenes in galleries.

The 2016 C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition was visited by over 22,500 people.

Short listed applicants will be invited to an interview at Rheged, Penrith for a final selection process after the deadline. A confirmation email will be sent once your entry has been received.

This year the Young Curators scheme will offer participants the opportunity to take part in the Bronze Arts Award, a qualification equivalent to a QCF Level 1 standard in the areas of art form knowledge and understanding, creativity and communication. Support will be provided by Eden Arts to help the participants achieve this.

You can apply by filling out this application form and letting us know a bit about you, the artwork you are interested and why you want to apply for the Young Curators Scheme.

The DEADLINE for applications is Friday 28th April 2017.



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.


Deadline for applications is 28 July 2017