PAM Open Call Gallery Exhibition

Zealous Gallery Exhibition – August 2024

The LGBTQIA+ community in Margate and Thanet has massively grown in recent years and we want to make sure we’re reaching as many people and giving the community as many opportunities as possible. Margate Pride has secured some funding from Arts Council England to deliver our Summer festival, and as part of that we are offering an Open Call opportunity for queer artists from the global majority.

Margate Pride recognises that queer artists from the global majority face additional barriers to accessing opportunities in the UK art world and, as an intersectional organisation, we want to address that disparity and dedicate this opportunity to those members of our community.


The successful artist will be awarded a fee of £1200 to produce a show that will be on display at a gallery on Northdown Road in Margate for 2 weeks in August to coincide with Margate Pride Art Map, a part of the Margate Pride Festival. They will also receive production support, marketing and promotion of their exhibition, and some budget towards installation.


The show will be fully invigilated, but artists are welcome to be at the gallery whilst open and are encouraged to put on a workshop or talk as part of the show. 

No Additional fees for travel or accommodation. 

Painting, sculpture, printmaking, 3d or 2d works, performance, film and or sound work.




Over 18, LGBTQ+ queer artists from the global majority, artist of colour, Roma or diaspora artists.

Solo or duo show. 

UK residence only. 

Transport of work to and from the gallery is the artist’s responsibility.

Because we expect a high number of applications, we will not be able to give feedback to individuals who are unsuccessful.

Application is free, one application only per person. 

Key Dates TBC

Launch Monday 29th April 2024

Deadline for submissions 24thth May 2024

Email all unsuccessful entrants by 14th June 2024

Winner announcement 14th June 2024 

About the Gallery 


Cliftonville Gallery, Projects Kavel Rafferty

The gallery is approx. 75m2. 

White painted MDF walls with shadow gap.

Partly tiled floor and part parquet wood.

There is also a shed in the backyard which can be used to show films, if needed. 

Show Install dates 1-2nd August 2024

Show runs 2nd-11th August 2024

Submission requirements

  • 200-word artist statement
  • 200-word show description
  • 4 x jpegs of recent work, each work should be named, in this format, NameofArtist_WorkTitle_Year.jpg RGB
  • Film-based work should send a link of recent works. 

If you do not feel comfortable writing a statement, you can send a video up to 4 minutes to us, – Subject heading ‘Margate Pride Gallery Open Call’ 

With 4 x jpegs of your work.

Please also include social media tags and website if you have one.