Applications for the London Open 2015 are now closed. Submissions are being reviewed by the Selection Panel. All applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by Monday, 16 February 2015. Selected artists will exhibit at the Whitechapel Gallery in the summer of 2015. The exhibition will be curated by Daniel Hermann, Eisler Curator and Head of Curatorial Studies, and Poppy Bowers, Assistant Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.
The Whitechapel Gallery has organised open submission exhibitions since 1932. Originally for artists living or working in east London, the exhibition now celebrates creativity across the capital.
15 July-6 September 2015
Galleries 1, 2, 8 and Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9)
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
Applications for the London Open 2015 are now closed. Any applications received after 17.00 on Wednesday 17 December 2014 cannot be considered
The submission fee is £25 per entrant, which goes towards our administration costs. It is not possible to apply without paying this fee, which is non-refundable.
Please complete all sections of the online application form and ensure that you tick the box to confirm that you understand and agree to the terms and conditions. It is not possible to submit your application without paying the administration fee of £25.
Call for entries: 24 September – 17 December 2014
Long list selection by Whitechapel Gallery curators: By 30 January 2015
Short list selection by expert panel: By 15 February 2015
Successful artists notified: By 16 February 2015
Private view: 14 July 2015
Exhibition dates: 15 July – 6 September 2015
Applicants must supply a 250 word statement and upload a one page A4 CV set in minimum type font 10. Please do not send additional catalogues, photographic or other material in support of your application to the gallery as it cannot be reviewed by the selectors. It is also not possible to return any such materials to you.
You will receive on-screen confirmation that your application fee has been received, and therefore that your application has been submitted. You will also receive this information by email. Please keep a copy of this for your records.
The final selection of artists for The London Open will consist of a collective choice made by the selectors, based on the submitted material. This will be made in early February 2015.
Due to the expected high number of applications, only successful applicants will be contacted by email by mid-February 2015.
For all enquiries please refer to the FAQs page or email
Submitted works must be available for exhibition at Whitechapel Gallery between 15 July – 6 September 2015 should the artist be selected.
Selected applicants are required to work with the Whitechapel Gallery curatorial team throughout the exhibition planning process and any display requirements will be agreed in advance with the exhibition curators.