An Indian Summer, the UK festival celebrating South Asian culture, has opened submissions for its inaugural open art exhibition, An Indian Summer (AIS) Open, launched to mark the 10th edition of the festival since AIS first began in 2011.
In the absence of a physical exhibition, 15 UK and global artists working in a range of artforms including but not limited to fine art, print, sculpture, painting, photography and film, will be selected to exhibit their work via an online gallery and AIS Open social media
Artists are invited to submit work exploring the theme of ‘Now We Are Free?’ and what it means to be free in today’s world.
Inspired by the anniversaries of South Asian independence in recent years, the exhibition aims to explore what freedom feels like, tastes like and means once it has been attained. How does one express a freedom that is craved for so long? As the Covid-19 crisis forces us into isolation and takes away many freedoms globally, does this force us to understand and appreciate freedom differently?
Deadline: 30 June 2020
The three runner ups will be awarded a £200 cash prize each
One winner will be given a £500 cash prize
15 artists will have their work exhibited in the exhibition
These 15 artists will also be entered into the final competition to win one of four prizes
here is no entry fee to participate!
Participation in the “ AIS OPEN 2020 ” Award contest is free
Who may enter ?
UK and International visual artists, at all stages of their careers, of any background and of any age. We strongly encourage artists who are under-represented within visual arts in the UK and internationally to apply, particularly artists with disabilities or long-term health conditions, and artists from low-income, LGBTQI and minority backgrounds, and artists living outside metropolitan