ARTIQ and Hiscox announce open call for Queer Frontiers 2019
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.
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.
A selection of work will be chosen for a week-long exhibition in central Soho. Work will be selected by judges from ARTIQ, Hiscox and Whitechapel Gallery.
Further submission details are available at: https://www.queerfrontiers.co.uk/entryform