Waterside Open 2018 - Call for Entries

National Exhibiting Opportunity

Waterside Open 2018 - Call for Entries FRI 23 FEB - SAT 24 FEB

£10 per individual work entry

Waterside Open - National Exhibiting Opportunity

Exhibition runs Thursday 15 March to Saturday 19 May 2018

The Waterside Open returns for the sixth time. This national exhibiting opportunity will showcase a wide range of high quality and contemporary art, craft and design from established and emerging artists, designers and makers from the North West and across the UK.

Call for entries

Work can be submitted in any medium except live art. Accepted submissions include 2D and 3D visual arts, design, textiles, crafts, furniture, photography, print making, installation, sculpture and digital media.

To complete your entry form CLICK HERE

Application deadline Monday 19th February 2018.

Terms and conditions are available to download here

Prizes and awards

Prizes will be awarded at the special preview event on Wednesday 14 March 18.30 to 20.30. There will be £1850 worth of prizes, plus visitors can vote for Visitors Choice Award. There will also be a group exhibition for the 2018 winners at the Waterside in 2019.


- Best in Trafford £500

- Judges 1st prize £600

- Judges 2nd prize £300

- Judges 3rd prize £150

- Visitors Choice Award £300

Submission dates: Friday 23 February 16.30 to 19.00, Saturday 24 February 11.00 to 16.00

Entry fee £10 per work (maximum 3 entries). Payable on the submission dates.


Selection and award panel:

- Jason Lock, photographer

- Kelda Savage, curator and cultural programme manager

- Claire Dorsett, fine artist