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Tate Collective Open Call Collection 2.0

Want to see your work on billboards across London?

People walking past a billboard under a London bridge

Public artwork of Rosa May Billinghurst, created for LDN WMN by artist Shadi Al-Atallah.

Please note this open call is now closed.

To celebrate our collection, we’re inviting 16 – 25s to creatively respond to a series of iconic artworks from Tate Britain and Tate Modern. We'll showcase a curated selection on billboards across London kindly given over by Jack Arts to showcase your art around the city for two weeks in August.

Get involved

You can be as creative as you like with your response! It could be a makeup look, a photograph, a painting or a poem - the only catch is that we need to be able to reproduce it on a paper poster.

We've chosen a selection of works for you to respond to. These works will be on display for free when we reopen.

Collection works to respond to

How to submit

Submit your artwork via email to collective@tate.org.uk. If your email is over 8MB in size please use WeTransfer using the same email address. Along with your submission file, please include the following info in the body of your email:

  • Your name
  • Your date of birth
  • Your Tate Collective membership number
  • Your contact email address (if different from the one you’re emailing from)
  • How you’d like your work to be credited (artist name, title of submission)
  • A short description of your piece (150 words max)
  • Your social media handles (if you’d like us to @ you!)

Please make sure your submission is at least A3 size, 300 dpi or larger. We are unable to accept submissions that exceed a file size of 2GB.

Deadline for submissions is midday BST on Monday 27 July 2020.

Important info

Submissions for the billboard showcase will only be accepted via email. Tag any posts on social using #TCbillboards and your response could be shared on @TateCollective Instagram.

A panel of young creative professionals and two Tate curators will curate the selection of entries for the billboard showcase. The billboards will be on display across London in August. Check back here after the open call has closed for dates and locations.

We will pay a usage fee of £200 to each young artist whose work is featured in the billboard showcase.

Terms and conditions

From the entries submitted Tate will, at its discretion, select those to be shown on billboards across London, on the Tate website, and on any other of Tate’s approved partner platforms.

The open call for submission is aimed at all young people aged 16–25 who are signed up to Tate Collective.

Don’t be rude. Anything defamatory or obscene won’t be accepted. Your submission must be suitable for under 18s.

Anything you submit must be your own original work. If your content contains other’s material e.g. images, video, music etc you must have obtained the necessary permissions to use the material. Make sure you get someone’s recorded consent to be included in the material before showing an image of their face.

Tate won’t use your content for commercial purposes (eg. merchandise) but we may use your content to promote our platform or project, such as:

· On social media, eg Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

· On our websites

· In-gallery at Tate sites

· On printed materials eg leaflets promoting the open call and other projects for young people

By sharing and uploading any contribution (including any text, photographs, graphics, video or audio-visual material) for this open call, you will be sharing your content with Tate who will be able to use your material in the following ways:

You agree to grant to Tate, free of charge, permission to use the material in any way it wants, for Tate services in any existing or future media worldwide (including on Tate’s website accessed by international users) and in perpetuity.

While we intend to credit you as the creator of the material, there may be some instances in which this is not possible (for example, due to formatting constraints). We therefore require as a condition of submission that you waive any moral rights in your contribution. You also permit Tate to edit the material, if necessary. You also grant to Tate the right to sub-license these rights to approved partners.

Copyright in your contribution will remain with you and this permission is not exclusive, so you can continue to use the material in any way including allowing others to use it, including licensing that material to other websites.

If you do not grant Tate the permission set out above on these terms please do not submit or share your contribution with us. By submitting your contribution with us, you are deemed to accept these Terms and Conditions.

Tate will hold and process your personal data for all purposes relating to the administration and award of this open call. Tate will not use your personal data for any other purpose except as necessary for the purposes of this open call. You can contact us (dpo@tate.org.uk) to amend or remove any information you submit to us, or ask us to remove all of your personal information. Our Privacy Policy provides further information on your legal rights and how to exercise these (https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/policies-and-procedures/tate-privacy-policy).

Before you submit your work, please read sections 4 and 7-11 of Tate’s website terms of use.

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