Call for artists

Artist Open Call - Inspirational Women Artists

Sub­mit works for Inspi­ra­tional Women Artists — an exhi­bi­tion and silent auc­tion cel­e­brat­ing Inter­na­tion­al Wom­en’s Day 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, ‘a space’ arts are hosting a silent auction of artworks by female identifying artists, with a two week exhibition at our flagship venue, God’s House Tower (GHT), and are now looking for artists to submit works.

The Brief

For this exciting new open call, each contributing artist will create an A4 image, which could be a photograph, a drawing, a print, a collage or a printed digital artwork inspired by a female identifying artist who has influenced their artistic practice. To accompany the artwork, artists will be asked to write 50 -100 words about their chosen artist.

The submitted works will be featured in a two week exhibition at our flagship venue, God’s House Tower (GHT) in the lead up to International Women’s Day 2022. During that time, visitors will be able to bid in a silent auction to buy any of the works. For each artwork sold 50% of the proceeds will go to the artist who made the work and 50% will be donated to Yellow Door, a Southampton-based charity that prevents and responds to domestic and sexual abuse.

On Tuesday 8th March, there will be an event at GHT during which any final bids can be made and exhibiting artists can meet and celebrate.

You can read the full brief here

Submission process

To submit a work, please send the following to Mia Delve at and ‘a space’ arts, Tower House, Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2NY

- Your name and contact details (email address and phone number)
- The name of your chosen artist.
- Your A4 image. Please send the physical artwork via post unframed, or delivered to ‘a space’ in person.
- A digital copy via email.
- 50-100 words about the work and your chosen artist.
* Please note, we will only accept one submission per artist.


As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for artists applying for our opportunities and commissions, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive.

We offer a range of access support for artists, including alternative formats for information we release and submissions we receive as well as an artist access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support for your application or project. Please either email us on or call 023 80 338 778

The deadline for submissions is Monday 7th February at 9am.