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Artist opportunities

At Bow Arts, we understand the value of meeting other professionals, learning new skills, and finding ways to further your practice. Our opportunities help artists to work, earn and exhibit, ensuring they have the space, support, and community to develop their career.

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See our studios

Join our ambitious and supportive community of artists, designers and makers. We’ve got a wide range of affordable studios across London, and part of your rent goes back into supporting London’s creative sector.

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Skill up

Learn and gain new skills with our Bow Skills programme of events, including peer crits, panel discussions, talks and workshops.

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East London Art Prize

Take a look at this biennial prize for visual artists, with an open call aimed at both established and early-career artists working or living within any E Postcode area of London.

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Sell through Bow Arts

Find out some of the ways you can sell your work, including the Bow Arts shop and amazing Own Art scheme.

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See our latest exhibitions

Find out more about our latest exhibition at our Nunnery Gallery.

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What’s on?

Check out all the exciting events, workshops and exhibitions happening across our sites.

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Tell us your story

Whether you’re a current Bow Arts artist or a Bow Arts alumni we want to hear your story.

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Artist educators

Are you passionate about delivering creative learning experiences and inspiring young people? Apply to be a Bow Arts artist educator.

Young artists mentoring

The mentoring programme pairs young people who have a passion for making art with a mentor who is a professional artist/designer/maker.