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Call to submit your artwork to be exhibited in IDS

Your art needed for the IDS exhibition: Diversity and representation through an equal and intimate lens
14 Sep 2021
Written by Michelle Cruickshank
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IDS is inviting all alumni, staff and students to submit an artwork that brings to life the theme of 'Diversity and representation through an equal and intimate lens' to be shown in the new exhibition space in the IDS Building. This theme was chosen following a consultation process with the IDS community and is part of this year’s project to rejuvenate how we use imagery within the IDS Building in a way that demonstrates our vision for positive change and shows our values in action. 

Artwork in any format

We are open to submissions of artwork in any format and our commitment is to create an exhibition that is accessible to all.  Please include a description of your artwork so that we can make the exhibition space accessible to people who use audio description.

How to submit your artwork

If you would like to submit a piece, please complete a submission form.

For paintings, please upload an image of the work, or mail it to the below address

James Andrews, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Library Road, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RE

For poems, upload the poem in a Word doc or PDF.

For music, please upload the audio file in MP3 or WAV format.

Criteria for submissions

The IDS Building Imagery Committee will review all submissions and consider how they communicate the theme and align to the IDS vision and values. 

Submissions will be judged on:

  1. Interpretation of the theme.
  2. Creativity and originality in depicting the theme.
  3. Quality of artistic composition and overall design.
  4. How well the artwork imbues the spirit of IDS and our vision for positive change.

Please be aware

Please keep in mind that we will be unable to host any recording that uses licensed music without suitable permissions. We cannot provide any equipment or materials for your submissions.

If your recording is over 100MB in file size, please submit this using WeTransfer to James Andrews

Closing date for submissions

Monday 27th September.

If you would like to submit a piece, please complete a submission form.

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