Trajectories: Open Call

Running Time: Opens 10 Sept; closes 30 Oct

About this event

Trajectories is an exciting three-year programme of thematic events – including exhibitions, workshops discussions and talks – exploring the role, importance, and value of art, design and technology in education and beyond. Through this programme we will showcase the great potential of creative learning and making, debating the future of arts education – subjects that can help us to engage in critical thinking, problem-solving, and understand and give meaning to the world we live in.

The Trajectories platform will provide an opportunity for academics, creative practitioners, students and audiences to come together and engage in critical discussions on contemporary issues, with a focus on the state, role and importance of art, design and technology. How do these subjects, help bridge ideas, challenge our perspectives of viewing the world and contribute to society? Each year the programme will include an exhibition, workshops and talks whilst fostering partnerships with academic institutions and relevant courses oriented to answering these questions. 

Proposals for the exhibition and workshops are welcome from recent artist graduates or postgraduate students currently studying on a MA/MFA/PGDip/PhD or equivalent course in the UK, producing new media art, digital art/design, interaction design and similar. 

Watermans will provide assistance for installation, transport and an honorarium.

Deadline for submissions is 5pm on Tuesday 30 October 2017



Proposals will be accepted from artists within three years of graduating and current students on an MA/MFA/PGDip/PhD or equivalent course.

This will be a group exhibition; applicants should therefore consider how their proposal would fit alongside other artworks.

Proposed artworks should be no larger than 2m x 2m x 2m.


Key Dates

Call for proposal opens: 10 September 2017

Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2017

Notification of successful applicants: late November 2017

Installation: 11-22 January 2018

Exhibition Opens: 24 January 2018

Exhibition Closes: w/c 5 March 2018



Please send your proposals via email to nma(at) with subject line ‘Trajectories Open Call’.

Proposals should include the following:

–    Artist’s name

–    Artwork title, description, dimensions, medium

–    Artist’s CV

–    Artist’s statement

–    A max. of 5 images of the artwork (max. 1MB each)



Works for the exhibition will be selected by a curatorial panel. Successful applicants will be notified by email by the end of November 2017. Due to the large number of applications we may not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

About Watermans

Watermans is the major arts centre in West London and an independent charity with a wide outreach programme.

We house an independent cinema, 250-seat theatre, contemporary art gallery and creative spaces for the community. There’s a year-round programme of film, children’s theatre, performing arts such as cabaret and comedy, and a cutting-edge year-round programme of exhibitions showing the work of leading digital and new media artists

We’re a social enterprise which means that any money we make is ploughed back into providing events and opportunities to take part for the whole community.

Our mission is to bring communities together through creative practise.




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