Back by popular demand, the NAE Open returns this summer presenting painting, drawing, video, live art, photography, textiles and sculpture. This dynamic exhibition will be created through a competitive, open application process for Nottinghamshire based artists and Global Majority artists living anywhere in the UK.
Tasked to select innovative and high-quality artworks which address important societal concerns, a noted judging panel will choose from several hundreds of incredible submissions. The result is an eclectic and compelling collection of artworks which speak to the critical issues of the day. These range from racism, identity politics, misogyny, and the immigration crisis, to environmental concerns and the ongoing impact of the diversity in societies.
The NAE Open intends to be a platform that supports the development of artists and raises their profile. Beyond the public exhibition itself, the exhibition sees several different prizes awarded.
*NAE defines Global Ethnic Majority as a collective term that refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as ethnic minorities.
- Live Art
- Video and Moving Image
- Sound(only) Artwork
- Installation Art
- Two Dimensional and Sculptural Artwork
Deadline for applications – 6 Jan 2024 (11:59PM)APPLY HERE – LIVE ART APPLY HERE – VIDEO AND MOVING IMAGE APPLY HERE – SOUND (ONLY) ARTWORK APPLY HERE – INSTALLATION ART APPLY HERE – TWO DIMENSIONAL AND SCULPTURAL ARTWORK
NAE OPEN DEVELOPMENT DAY
The Development Day is for all the NAE Open artists to hear from leading visual arts professionals and to network and make connections.
NAE OPEN AWARDS CEREMONY
A celebration of all of the artists presented in the NAE Open with an evening of art, music and drinks. The winners are awarded a variety of prizes which include the Exhibition Prize and Residency Prize, the Judges Prize and prizes from the NAE Open partners.
VIRTUAL WALK THROUGH OF A PAST NAE Open 2022
NAE Open 2024 supporters