Master Class 2021: Open Call

Isaac Julien, Untitled (After Mazatlan) 2, 2001, lightbox, 40.6 x 55.9 x 15.2 cm
Isaac Julien, Untitled (After Mazatlan) 2, 2001, lightbox, 40.6 x 55.9 x 15.2 cm


We are pleased to announce the Open Call for Master Class 2021.

Master Class is a week-long intensive for UK-based early career artists, developed in collaboration with artist Doug Fishbone, taking place online from 10 - 17 May 2021.

Now in its 9th year, Master Class offers a unique and free opportunity for eight emerging artists selected through a national Open Call. Over the course of a week, the participants will work closely with leading international artists and key arts professionals to discuss and develop their individual practices. For the first time in 2021, Master Class will take place online, with all talks, tutorials, crits, and gallery visits taking place virtually on digital platforms.

This year the guest artist tutors include Ryan Gander, Isaac Julien and Julia Scher, with one more artist to be announced.

If you are a practising UK-based artists who has completed at least a BA degree course, and are keen to advance your professional skills to sustain a career as an artist, you can apply to Master Class. We will also consider artists who have undertaken an equivalent level of training/education and are at the same stage in their careers. Applicants must not currently be undertaking formal graduate or post-graduate education, and should have graduated from formal education at least two years before undertaking Master Class.

To apply, please submit a single pdf document with an artist’s statement (no more than 250 words), CV (including your location), and a maximum of 10 images or video links to

Deadline for applications Sunday 21 March, midnight. For more information, download the Open Call Information pdf on this page.

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