Call for entries

We work with creative partners to bring you unique opportunities such as leading a workshop at an event, developing new work or ideas for a competition or the chance to showcase your work. All open calls for entries are listed below; for our previous collaborations, see the Past Events page.    

Create a mural for Blueprint Café​, LCF High Holborn

We are pleased to announce that we have a unique opportunity to create a mural for our London College of Fashion High Holborn campus café.

This is a chance to create a semi-permanent artwork to be on display visible to all staff and students visiting the Blueprint Café. 

We are keen for this mural to reflect and respond to themes and ideas which we value within our organisation – thus are looking for ideas that reflect on and visualise notions of collaboration, exchange of ideas and community. 
This opportunity is a collaboration between the Arts SU and UAL Widening Participation.
The selected candidate will be given 
-          3 days to complete the painting
-          An artist working fee of £165 per day = £495 total 
-          A materials budget of £100.00 to purchase paints etc. 

Entry requirements: Students must complete this online form.

Deadline: midnight 1st December, 2017.

Students will be notified soon after. 

Any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Sophie Risner, Events and Exhibitions Coordinator:

Olympus Photography award 2018 in association with Art Bermondsey Project Space

OLYMPUS is a visionary international company devoted to the widespread promotion and support of photography and visual arts within different communities and contexts.

In 2017 Art Bermondsey Project Space and Olympus in collaboration with Arts SU launched an award to invest in the next generation of photographers and visual artists who use photography in diverse and creative ways.

The competition seeks out the best and brightest across UAL's six colleges. For 2018 the theme of the competition is Photo Evidence: Between (Media) Representation and Reality.

Image: Thomas Demand, Processo Grottesco, 2015. Photo Attilio Maranzano. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

In a time where division continues to challenge our very understanding of truth, we would like to share an opportunity to rethink the idea of evidence, reality and representation through the medium of photography.

The theme is intended to serve as a guide for students and is open to interpretation. It can be understood literally through the traditional use of photography, with an emphasis on using photographic images as an evidence of reality or representation.

In order to engage with the multifaceted potential of photography, we encourage participants to think of photography as a starting point, to focus on photographic materials and processes which could be incorporated into a multimedia piece or a moving image.

The competition will be articulated in three sections:

Print - reflecting on creation and composition of images.

Multimedia - using elements of the photographic process as an integral part of a complere work.

Projection - creating works that associate photography with video / moving image.

The judging panel will shortlist works for a two week exhibition to take place at Art Bermondsey Project Space in February, 2018. 

On the opening evening of the exhibition, the panel will also award one prize per category - we are pleased to announce that the prize for the 2018 award will be a TG-5 camera courtesy of OLYMPUS.

The judging panel will include a mix of professional photographers, Arts SU and UAL representatives, OLYMPUS executives, Directors of Art Bermondsey Project Space and distinguished art critics.

Entry requirements: Students must choose one category that they wish to be entered into and submit via this online form up to three works and a detailed description discussing the role of photography in their practice and how they researched and approached the theme of the competition.

This is open to all UAL students across all six colleges.

Deadline: midnight 7th January, 2018.

Students will be notified soon after. 

Any questions regarding this opportunity please contact Sophie Risner, Events and Exhibitions Coordinator: