Submission Guidelines
Towner International 2019

Towner welcomes submissions from British and international artists to Towner International – a major new biennial exhibition – through the online entry form available here.

Submissions are free and the deadline is midnight on Friday 17 January 2020.

Conditions of entry

What will I need to complete the online entry form?
You will be asked to enter full contact details and to upload 3 key documents:

  1. CV please include a brief artist bio.
  2. Submission with details of your artwork(s) including: title, date, dimensions, medium, description, and images. **Please note that you can include as many images as you like within this document**
  3. Portfolio with examples of past works/projects.

Are there any restrictions on the file format?
We can only accept PDF or Word documents; other file formats are not supported. The recommended file limit is 10MB per file.

How can I submit moving-image, performance and sound works?
If submitting moving-image, performance or sound works please include hyperlinks to content in your Submission document, with passwords if required.

How many images can I submit?
You can include as many images as you feel necessary in your Submission and Portfolio documents.

My work needs to be installed in a specific way, can the gallery accommodate this?
If there are specific installation requirements for your work please include these in your Submission document. Installation/lighting requirements must be supplied at this time if integral to the work.

If you are submitting installation, site-specific or off-site work.
Please supply as much information as possible in the Submission document. If selected, further discussions with the Curator will be required.

I create work as part of a team or collective. Can we enter work under our collective name?
Yes. Please include all names of artists with your submission and one point of contact.

Can I enter diptychs/triptychs as one work?
Yes. Please ensure the primary image on your Submission document shows the work in its entirety.

Does my work need to be for sale?

Will I receive an email to acknowledge my submission?
No, your submission is acknowledged on the final page of the online form.

When will I know if I have been successful?
All artists will be notified by email on or before 31 March 2020.

Can I receive feedback if I’m not successful?
Due to the large number of entries it is not possible to provide personalised feedback for entrants.

If successful, what support will be in place for exhibiting artists?

Key dates to remember

If you cannot find an answer to your query above please email Exhibitions Assistant, Alison Bettles:

Please be aware that we anticipate a high volume of submissions but we aim to respond to enquiries within one week.

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