SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR PLAYING THE RACE CARD - ONLINE EXHIBITION DATES WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY
THE CREATIVE BRIEF
‘Playing the Race Card’ is a call out to UK artists who identify as black to submit artworks inspired by perceptions or experiences relating to the concept of the race card. We ask that artists consider how this problematic metaphor can be turned on its head, and explore ideas that replace a culture of victim blaming with a celebration of diversity.
All entries will be displayed as part of a digital exhibition launching on 1st March 2021. Following a public vote, one winning entry will win a £500 cash prize, with five runners up each winning £100.
WHO CAN ENTER?
This is open to anyone in the UK who identifies as black, including people whose ancestral origins are African, South and East Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Romany, the indigenous people of the South Pacific Islands, the American continents, Australia and New Zealand. You don’t need to be a professional artist to enter as we value everyone’s opinions and creative concepts.
TYPES OF WORK
Artworks can be new or existing works providing they fit the context. We are open to receive all types of visual art media including painting, drawing, photography, graphics, sculpture, glass, fibre, functional, digital, installation, animation, film, drawing, graffiti, mosaic, mixed media and others. Check with us if the art form you would like to use isn’t listed here.
HOW TO ENTER
Please complete the form below with a short description about your artwork and how it relates to the term ‘Playing the Race Card.’ Additionally, provide a short bio about you that we can display alongside your artwork.
We are interested in all kind of works however because of the format, submissions must be sent to us as either a JPEG or MP4 file. (If your file is above 15mb, please contact us by email to arrange sending via a file sharing site such as We Transfer).
There are no fees to submit work. Entries are to be submitted solely via this website. Deadline for submissions is 18th February 2021.