Open Call Exhibition: NATURA
Celebrating a Greener Future!
Dāku - London - Feb - Apr 2024
We are delighted to invite UK-based multimedia Artists to submit to our upcoming Group Art Exhibition NATURA - Celebrating a Greener Future!
NATURA, Latin for Nature, is the ultimate source of life that sustains all living and non-living things on this planet. We are all part of nature, and our existence is interdependent, creating a delicate balance that we must respect and cherish. Plants, animals, and humans alike rely on nature for their survival. It provides us with the necessary components like oxygen, sunlight, soil, water, and more, enabling us to thrive.
NATURA is the foundation of our economy, society, and very existence. Our forests, rivers, oceans, and soils are responsible for the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we use to irrigate our crops. Nurture nature as nature nurtures us, and together, we can create a sustainable future for generations to come.
"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home." –Gary Snyder
We invite Artists to explore the connections between nature's breathtaking beauty and humans’ dependency, abuse and destruction of it through time.
This Exhibition is in collaboration with Dāku Coffee, a new specialty coffee business with a dedicated Gallery space opening in High Street Kensington, where cutting-edge roasting technology and traditional craftsmanship merge with the Arts to elevate the coffee experience to new heights!
Dāku's CEO prioritizes the environment and sustainability, values fair trade and artisanal craftsmanship, and wants to give back to the community by supporting artists at various stages of their careers. We are grateful and proud to have them as our partner!
Do not miss out on this opportunity to showcase your work in this exclusive high-end space and reach new audiences.
Submit your artwork and be part of this amazing exhibition celebrating a Greener Future in support of NATURA!
Only 2D mediums accepted from UK-based artists
The Exhibition runs for 3 months at Dāku's dedicated Gallery space!
The Exhibition will benefit from Media exposure from Dāku's Grand Opening!
Artworks will be available for purchase through the gallery and our online store
Each entry costs £30 for up to 3 artworks per Artist submission
Every entry plants a tree!
Together we have planted 308 and counting! 🌳🌳🌳
DEADLINE EXTENDED: 22 January 2024
©Cover image courtesy of Photographer Vickholius Nugroho
WHO IS ELEGIBLE FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY? UK-based Multimedia Artists at different stages in their career. HOW MANY ARTWORKS CAN I SUBMIT? Up to a maximum of 3 artworks per artist per submission. ARE THERE ANY ARTWORK SIZE RESTRICTIONS? There are no size restrictions but only 2D Artworks are accepted. WHEN IS THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS? 15 January 2024 WHAT IS THE SELECTION CRITERIA? Artworks are selected based on aesthetics, technical skills, intent, theme interpretation, originality, and overall artistic ability. WHEN ARE THE EXHIBITION DATES? The Exhibition dates are mid-February to mid-April 2024 (3 months total). DO I HAVE TO PAY A SUBMISSION FEE? One-off Submission Fee of £30 per artist submission up to 3 Artworks. Every entry plants a tree! WHAT WILL THE EXHIBITION FEES COVER? Artworks Review & Selection Curatorial Layout & Planning Installation Fees Graphic Design of Promotional Materials Exhibition Opening One Tree planting WHAT PUBLICITY WILL BE PROVIDED AS PART OF THE OPPORTUNITY? Website, Newsletter, Blog, Social Media and Printed Media Promotion. WHERE WILL MY ARTWORK BE EXHIBITED? Selected Artworks will be exhibited at the Grand Opening of Dāku specialty coffee & Gallery, High Street Kensington, London. IS THERE A SHOP TO SELL THE ARTWORKS? Yes, Artworks will be available to purchase at the Gallery or via our Online Shop. Please submit artworks that are for sale. Thank you! DO YOU CHARGE COMMISSION FOR SALES? We do charge 20% commission on sales. We advise artists to increase their selling prices to reflect this when making their submissions. DO I NEED INSURANCE TO EXHIBIT MY ARTWORK? Highly recommended if you want guaranteed protection over your artwork while exhibiting. Most of the Venues we hire offer Public Liability Insurance (PLI) to cover the compensation costs and legal fees if a member of the public is harmed, or their property is damaged, but it does not cover the exhibited artworks.