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Open Call 2021

Our open call is presented jointly by Mollie E Barnes from @she_curatesWilder Gallery London and CloverMill Artist Residency, The Netherlands.

Application opens: October 2021
Application deadline: 20th October 2021 
Selection revealed: November 2021


* Please note that dates of the exhibitions and the residency are subject to change based on covid restrictions at that time.


Shortlist exhibition at Wilder Gallery, London. 1st December – 11th December 2021:
A selected shortlist of artists will be invited for a group exhibition from work submitted during the application.

Residency 28th February – 13th March 2022: The 2 finalists will travel to The Netherlands to begin the 2 week Residency Programme at Clovermill Artist Residency. Curator Mollie E Barnes She Curates, will travel to The Netherlands to curate a show from work made during the Residency.

There is an option for a Duo exhibition of the finalist to take place at Wilder Gallery. (with dates tbc but likely Summer 2022)

The application

  • Free to apply

  • Please attach 5 images of your work (Jpeg) (Please do not send via wetransfer)

  • A short Bio/ Statment in third person. Max 250 words.

  • Link to website and social media accounts

  • We also accept video submissions.

  • We accept applications from all art disciplines but please take into consideration the residency space and how you might be able to create work.

  • Please send all information to

  • Deadline for application 20th October.

Terms & Conditions

  • There are no restrictions based on gender, training or nationality.

  • Please note that due to the location of the Residency, it is not suitable for artists with disabilities at this time.

  • Applicants must be 18+

  • There is no application fee.

  • Artists will be short listed for a group exhibition at Wilder Gallery in December 2021.

  • Short listed artists are responsible for the transportation of their work to London in time for the exhibition at Wilder Gallery in December.

  • Of work sold at the exhibition, 60% commission will go to the artist.

  • 30% will be used to cover costs and divided between Wilder Gallery, She Curates and Clovermill Artist Residency. The remaining 10% of commission will be used to support travel costs for the 2 participating residency artists.

  • 2 artists will be selected for a Residency at Clovermill Artist Residency in The Netherlands.

  • All applicants should be aware that if selected they must be available to travel to The Netherlands for the start of the Residency , 28th February 2022 for a 2 week period.

  • The Residency is provided free of charge. Each artist is provided with private onsite accomadation, 24 access to studio space and a gallery space.

  • Artists are responsible for their own transportation, materials and food for the duration of the residency.

  • Mollie E Barnes will travel to the residency in March and curate a show of work made during the Residency at Clovermill for the end of residency pop-up exhibition in the CloverMill gallery space.

  • There is an option for the Residency to conclude with an exhibition at Wilder Gallery at a date to be confirmed in 2022. (Summer )

  • The artists will have time to make some new work to be shown during the exhibition at Wilder Gallery. It is a requirement that at least one of the sketches/work made during the Residency be included.

  • We cannot accept applications that do not comply with submission guidlines or that are sent after the deadline.

  • We regret we are not able to give individual feedback regarding unsuccessful applications

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