Artist opportunities

Towner offers local artists from East Sussex a variety of opportunities to exhibit and sell their work, such as East Sussex Open and the Cafe Project. We also support artist network Blue Monkey Network.

Blue Monkey Network
Towner is pleased to be a partner in Blue Monkey Network, an artist network, run by artists for artists.  Blue Monkey Network aims to provide opportunities for professional and creative development for East Sussex artists.

East Sussex Open 2015
Our annual open exhibition showcases the exceptional breadth and variety of artistic talent throughout the East Sussex region. The East Sussex Open 2015 will be shown from 11 July – 20 September 2015. The deadline for entries has now passed and successful applicants will be contacted by 10 April.

See the East Sussex Open page for more information.

Café Projects
Artists based in the East Sussex region can apply for a Café Project: a selling exhibition of 4-6 works displayed in our café. Please email your CV and 4 small jpegs (not more than 2MB in total) to for consideration.

Unsolicited proposals
Towner’s exhibitions and events are programmed up to three years in advance on the invitation of the Director and Senior Management Team who work closely with artists to develop and realise the production of exhibitions and events. For this reason, we do not accept unsolicited proposals and cannot cover costs to return proposals if they are submitted.