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Open call to LGBTQAI+ artists with a refugee/migrant/BIPOC background

Submissions should be made via Curator Space, see link here:

For the exhibition, "The Face of the Other" the Socially Engaged Art Salon (SEAS) & The Ledward Centre (Brighton’s new LGBTQ+ Centre) are looking for artworks by LGBTQ artists with a refugee/migrant/diasporic background.

The call is open to artists/photographers/writers/filmmakers from the UK or any other place on the globe.

Any art media including photography, painting, drawings, text-based art, short films is excepted as well as poetry and short stories.

We will consider any themed work but our preference is for work that is related to lived experiences, narrative-based, social or political.

If required artists can make contributions anonymously or use pseudonyms.

The exhibition will take place at the window of the TLC at the heart of Brighton as well as online and will be accompanied by a catalogue/zine.

We will also accept proposals for presentations at the exhibition events by national or international refugees organisations/charities that work with LGBTQ+.


Each selected artist will receive between £20-£100 fees (depending on the kind of contribution)

The works for the exhibition will be printed and installed by SEAS' team (unless the artist decides otherwise).

Each artist will feature in exhibition print and digital promotional material delivered via the channels of the SEAS, TLC and partner organisations.

Promotion on social media and general media (our last exhibition was featured in BBC South East News, ITV News, local newspapers and Secen LGBTQ magazine).

Long-term exposure on the exhibition digital hub including micro-profile and the opportunity for additional features.

A start of a relationship with SEAS might lead to further opportunities.

To learn more about The Socially Engaged Art Salon and The Ledward Centre please visit:

The deadline for submission is April 10th at 5pm UK time.

Image: Gil Mualem-Doron

Submissions should be made via Curator Space, see link here:

Submissions can be made also by answering the questions below with a recorded 2-5min video. Please include in the video an online address for viewing your work.

Please send the video to with the subject line: “May exhibition - submission”

Artist Name *

Please enter your name

Contact email *

Please enter the contact email of the person applying

Description *

Please enter a description of your work

Additional requirements *

Please include a short biography of 100-250 words


Please enter a link to your website or any other sites that feature your work.

Your CV

Please upload your cv

Please include in the video an online address for viewing your work.


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