2024 Autumn Exhibition – call for entries

The Dartmoor Collective is excited to announce our third open exhibition, taking place at Manor Street Galleries in Plymouth from 18th – 27th October 2024.

Open call for submissions

Following on from the success of our two exhibitions at Poltimore House, Exeter, in 2022 and 2023, which in total featured over 250 works by 40 artists, we are looking for submissions for our 2024 Autumn Exhibition in Plymouth from any visual artists whose work focuses on Dartmoor.

There is no theme for the exhibition, other than Dartmoor, but we would prefer artists to develop their own themes and therefore request that you must be able to submit a minimum of three pieces for exhibition. The maximum number of pieces is six, but we may consider exceptions for series consisting of more than this. Pieces can be any size or shape.

We will consider all 2D visual art forms, from both professionals and enthusiastic amateurs, including photography, painting, drawing, printmaking, film and video.

One of the core aims of The Dartmoor Collective is to build a community of artists and members of the public, so this exhibition is intended to be very much a community-based event, with opportunities for artists and the public to meet each other and take part in activities. We are planning talks, Q&As and workshops by small groups of artists during the exhibition, so please let us know on the form below if you would be interested to co-host one.

Manor Street Galleries is a relatively new venue just off Union Street, just 10 minutes walk from the centre of Plymouth. Opened last April, it has already gained a reputation as a vibrant and community-focused venue. As well as the gallery space, the Momus café and bar are open day and evening, and there is additional space for workshops and events. Plymouth has very active established and grassroots arts scenes, and three universities (including one specialist arts university) running a wide range of arts and other courses.

Dates and times

The exhibition opens with a preview evening on Thursday 17th October. It’s then open to the public from Friday 18th until Sunday 27th October (10am-4pm TBC).

Entry fee

The entry fee is £15. Students pay £10.

Terms and conditions

  • Submissions can only be be accepted via the form below.
  • There is a non-refundable submission fee of £15 per artist. Students pay a discounted submission fee of just £10.
  • Payment can be made by PayPal or debit/credit card.
  • The closing date for receipt of submissions is 11.59pm on Sunday 14th July.
  • A minimum of three and a maximum of six artworks must be uploaded. These must be the actual pieces you wish to exhibit. We are willing to consider series of more than six – please give your reasons in the ‘about your work’ field on the entry form.
  • We will inform you if your submission is successful or not by mid-August.
  • You must be able to arrange transportation of your artworks to Manor Street Galleries on Thursday 17th October by midday, and collection of any unsold pieces on Sunday 27th October between 4-5pm.
  • Artworks must be prepared to exhibition quality and ready for hanging. This will vary depending on your medium, for example mounted, printed on archival paper, optionally framed, etc.
  • You must provide details of the approximate size of your artworks below. This is to enable us to calculate the space required, how many pieces can be shown, and how to arrange the exhibition.
  • There is a 30% commission on all sales, with 20% going to The Dartmoor Collective and 10% to the venue. So as the artist you receive 70%, which is substantially higher than the industry average.
  • Insurance is the responsibility of each artist. We do not provide insurance cover for your work. By agreeing to exhibit you acknowledge that neither The Dartmoor Collective nor Manor Street Galleries are liable in any way for any damage, loss or theft that may occur.

Entry form