ARTIQ and Hiscox join forces to launch the 2019 edition of QUEER FRONTIERS

Queer Frontiers is back, bigger and better than ever, with the exciting news that the event will be sponsored in 2019 by specialist insurer and arts supporter Hiscox. Artworks this year will be sold in aid of the event’s partnering charities, Albert Kennedy Trust and Switchboard and will coincide with the week-long celebrations of Pride in London. The 2019 event will feature a week-long exhibition in central London from July 4th to 10th, open to the public, alongside arts programming, including a life-drawing workshop for the young people AKT supports and a panel discussion with Creative Industries Federation.

‘We are absolutely delighted to welcome Hiscox on board as the new event sponsor this year’, Patrick McCrae, CEO of ARTIQ commented. ‘As a business, our whole ethos is about bridging the gap between the creative and business worlds. This event, with the new support of Hiscox, is a perfect embodiment of that.’

‘Celebrating Pride wherever you are means different things to each of us,’ added Richard Watson, Group Chief Underwriting Officer, Hiscox. ‘We’re looking forward to seeing all the artists bringing it to life in the exhibition and beyond.’’

Call for Artists

To kick off proceedings, ARTIQ has released its call-out for artworks to be submitted for inclusion in the exhibition/event, with a final submission date for artworks of midnight, 13th May 2019. Artworks – to be submitted by LGBTQ+ artists and allies – could take any form, from paintings and photographic work to sculptures or screenprints.

For 2019, ARTIQ invites entries that celebrate our shifting world and growing awareness around notions of pride, community, and social progress. This could include works responding to the themes of diversity, inclusion, equality, creativity, optimism and kindness. Artists can elect either to give 50% or 100% of the sale of each artwork to our partnership charities, as they see fit, with ARTIQ foregoing all usual commission or fees.

Further submission details are available at:

Exhibition details

ARTIQ & Hiscox present: Queer Frontiers
Thursday 4th – Wednesday 10th July
8-10 Brewer Street, W1F 0SE

Opening times:
Thursday 4th July: 10am-5pm
Friday 5th July: 10am-5pm
Saturday 6th July: 3pm-5pm (Pride party)
Sunday 7th July: 10am-5pm
Monday 8th July: 10am-5pm
Tuesday 9th July: 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10th July: 10am-3pm

Full details of the programme will be released soon