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Tate Collective Open Call Finding Home

Want to see your work on display at Tate Britain?

woman sitting in front of TV

Neil Kenlock Young Woman Seated on the Floor at Home in front of her Television Set 1973 Collection & © Courtesy of the Neil Kenlock Archive

This open call is now closed.

To celebrate the opening of the upcoming Life Between Islands exhibition, we're inviting Tate Collective to respond to the theme of ‘home’. Life Between islands explores work by artists from the Caribbean who made their home in Britain, alongside other British artists who have also made work addressing Caribbean themes and heritage.

The idea of home is an important theme in the show. Home can mean many different things to different artists and is explored by several exhibition artists. For Denzil Forrester, it was the nightclubs that he painted. For Njideka Akunyili Crosby, home is a series of photos and memories interwoven with their work.

Home can be all around you, not just the house you live in. Home could people, places, communities and safe spaces where you feel like you belong. With this open call, we want to know what home means to you.

Get involved

We want your artwork that represents home.

You can be as creative as you like with your response. It could be photography, a painting, poetry or anything else. The only catch is that we need to be able to present it in a slideshow and on paper.

A curated selection of works will be showcased as part of a digital display at Tate Britain, starting at December’s Late at Tate Britain on Friday 3 December!

To inspire you, take a look at some of the artworks from the show.

How to submit

Submit your artwork via our online form.

You will need your Tate Collective number to complete your submission.

We are unable to accept file sizes larger than 1GB.

Please read our Terms and Conditions below before submitting your entry.

Important info

Submissions for this open call will only be accepted via the submission form. Tag any posts on social using #TCFindingHome and your response could be shared on @TateCollective Instagram.

We won’t be able to accept film works for this open call. Please do not collage an existing work from the exhibition.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 22 November, 01.00 GMT.

Submit your entry

From the entries submitted, Tate will select those to be shown on a digital display at Late at Tate Britain, 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.

Please be considerate. Anything defamatory or obscene cannot be accepted. Your submission must be suitable for under 18s.

Anything you submit must be your own original work. If your content contains others’ 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 will not use your content for commercial purposes (e.g. on merchandise), but we may use it to promote our platform or project, such as:

· On social media, e.g. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

· On our websites, including those of our approved partners (e.g. sponsors)

· In-gallery at Tate sites

· On printed materials, e.g. 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 needs, 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.

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.

I can’t find my Tate Collective Number

Log into your Tate Collective account here. Your Tate Collective Number will come up straight away under My Account as your Customer Number.

Can I submit more than one artwork?

We can only accept one entry per person for this Open Call.

I’m over 25, can I still apply for this?

This opportunity is an open callout for 16–25s who are part of Tate Collective. Join Tate Collective for free to enter.

I will turn 26 during this open call. Can I still apply for this?

Sorry but we won’t be able to accept your submission.

When will I hear back about my submission?

We want to get back to everyone with the outcome of their submission by 29 November. Look our for an email from collective@tate.org.uk.

Can I submit a film work?

We can’t accept film works for this open call. All submission need to be able to be shown on paper as well as a slideshow.

Does it have to be a new piece?

Not at all! As long as it relates to the theme, you can submit anything you like – old or new.

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