Call for Artists: URGENCIES 2023

31 August 2022

Deadline: October 1, 2022

URGENCIES 2023 is open for applications!  This biennial group exhibition at CCA Derry~Londonderry, takes place from 21 January–18 March 2023 and seeks to understand what artists today consider to be urgent.

This call seeks artists in the earlier stages of their careers based in Northern Ireland or with a connection to the region, who address urgencies through their work, to apply. Works will be selected by CCA’s Director, Catherine Hemelryk and artist Joy Gerrard. Applications can consist of existing work or proposals for unrealised work.

Each selected artist will receive:

  • an exhibition fee
  • transport
  • in the case of unrealised works, a modest production budget.

CCA will support artists curatorially and help connect artists looking to work with community groups at CCA or offsite.

Notes on applying:

  • Applications should demonstrate how the work is urgent and relates to CCA in this location in Derry~Londonderry at this time in history.
  • Consider including information on the presentation of the work, equipment supplied or required
  • For unrealised works, performances and pieces working with communities – include practical considerations and outline costs.


To apply please complete the application form, Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and email it with a current CV to info@ccadld.org using the subject heading URGENCIES (2023) APPLICATION + YOUR NAME by 1 October 2022, midnight, or mail by post to:

Mel Bradley
Office Manager
CCA Derry~Londonderry
10–12 Artillery Street
BT48 6RG
Northern Ireland

Application Form Word doc | PDF

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form Word doc | PDF

Deadline Saturday 1st October, midnight

Find out more here.


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