Artist Submissions

Apply for the London Art Biennale 2021

  • The selection process is currently open and accepting artist applications. To submit your work, please read the information and apply below.
  • The selected artists will be communicated in April 2021.

General Information

  • Artists can apply for the 5th edition of the London Art Biennale at the bottom of this page.
  • The exhibition will take place from the 30th June to the 4th July 2021.
  • All exhibited work has to be approved by the London Art Biennale Selection committee.
  • Approved artists are invited to attend the Biennale inauguration with guests but there is no actual requirement for artists to be present during the Biennale.
  • The process may close if the curators achieve the perfect quality and number of artworks for the exhibition.
  • Approximately 400-500 artists will be selected from all around the world.
  • An artist can apply with a maximum of three artworks and each artwork will be judged individually.
  • Accepted artistic disciplines include works on canvas, works on board, works on paper, applied arts, photography, digital art, sculpture and installation.
  • Artists can apply from any nation and at any stage of their careers.
  • In the unlikely event that COVID persists until June 2021, the exhibition may be delayed but will not be cancelled in any circumstance.

Awards & Prizes

  • £5,000 GBP London Art Biennale Award
  • £1,500 GBP London Art Biennale Award for Painting
  • £1,500 GBP London Art Biennale Award for Sculpture
  • £1,500 GBP London Art Biennale Award for Works on Paper
  • £1,500 GBP London Art Biennale Awards for Digital Work
  • 25 artists to be selected for a 10 day exhibition at Gagliardi Gallery in London
  • 25 artists to be selected for month-long group show at the Chianciano Art Museum, Italy
  • 25 artists to be selected for a month-long group show in the art galleries surrounding the 12th Century Piazza of Chianciano Terme, Italy
  • 5 artists receive a week’s stay in a suite in Tuscany at the Art Club Boutique hotel with a private studio to create art and work
  • Art Critique by the International Confederation of Art Critics for 5 artists
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Copyright & Social Media Permission

  • With artist permission, we may publish artwork images on our social media or to promote the Biennale (press articles etc). The instagram is just a little fun/extra promotion but not required. If you have an account and would like to be posted please feel free to include your account name in your application.
  • Social media is completely optional has no influence on the final selection, however, during January 2021, with express permission from the artist, some (not all) submitted artworks during this month will be posted on our social media.
  • Artists that are subsequently approved for the Biennale agree for their work to be published on our printed catalogue.
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Sales

  • Exhibited artworks do not need to be for sale, it is the artist’s choice and artworks can be exhibited as “not for sale”.
  • For artworks that are for sale, prices and information will be available with the London Biennale staff who will provide professional and experienced sales staff.
  • The London Art Biennale retains 30% commission on sales during or following from the exhibition.

Printed & Online Catalogue

  • Each artist will have one A4 page with one work published in the hardcopy and online catalogues.
  • Hardback copies of the catalogues can be purchased online by participating artists with a 10% discount.
  • Hardback catalogues will be available for purchase at the Biennale, on our website and on Amazon.

Application Fee

  • There is an application fee for the London Art Biennale of £36 GBP per artwork submitted. The fee covers admin costs and is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the selection process.
  • Once an artwork is accepted there are no other fees for artists
  • Submissions cannot be withdrawn at any stage of the selection process

Curatorial Study

  • All artworks on canvas, panel or paper must be framed and ready to hang.
  • All artworks are hung and curated by the Biennale team.
  • There is no requirement for an artist to attend the Biennale personally.

Artwork Transport

  • Artworks can be shipped to the Biennale ready to hang/be exhibited . We will send the designated shipping address to approved artists.
  • To reduce transport costs, there is also the option to send canvases/works on paper rolled so that they can be stretched/framed locally (costs of stretching and framing apply for this option).
  • Artworks can be personally delivered by hand to the exhibition venue only on Sunday 27th June from 10am-6pm or on Monday 28th June from 10am-1pm
  • Transport is the responsibility of the artist

How to Apply

  • Submissions can be made personally by artists or on behalf of artists
  • Please click here or on the button below and select the number of artworks with which you would like to apply (maximum 3 artworks per artist)
  • Applicants will then receive an email with instructions of how to send artwork images and details. If you do not receive our email within 1 day please message us, call us or email us from our contact page
  • Artwork images and details do not need to be sent at the time of online application and can be sent at a later date if necessary