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New Contemporaries Submissions

New Contemporaries welcome submissions from emerging and early career artists who are final year students, recent graduates and postgraduate students from UK art schools and alternative learning programmes.

Submissions will be accepted online between 6 January 2021 (10am) and 1 March 2021 (2pm).

To apply, up to 5 artworks should be submitted through the submission website.

There is a £25 submission fee, which goes towards the administration costs of the selection process. The fee is non-refundable and is to be paid through PayPal on the submission site.

New Contemporaries are committed to inclusion and equal opportunities and encourage submissions from artists of all backgrounds, ages, genders, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and from those who identify as having a disability.

New Contemporaries are happy to assist artists who may identify as having a disability with the application process. Please contact us at

An audio version of the guidelines can be found on each page and a step-by-step video on uploading your submission can be found here.