This project has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, grant no 730411



We are inviting visual artists working in any discipline to submit initial proposals for a piece of work which will be exhibited in March 2020 in Cornwall as part of an international conference on mining.


If your initial proposal is shortlisted, images of your artwork will be included in a catalogue of images and essays and a fee will be paid of £200.

Five of these projects will be selected to develop into the final exhibition, and any selected artist must be willing to provide either a workshop or artist’s talk, for the members of the conference, and the wider public, during the exhibition.


Because of close links within the project to mining communities in the Balkans, at least one artist will be chosen from that region and a special bursary will be provided for travel for that artist, in addition to the artist’s fee. Artists from Bosnia and Herzegovina are particularly encouraged to apply, but those from all Balkan countries will be considered. Balkans artists may also engage with the brief as it may apply in a post civil-war scenario, to address the relationship between mining and peace-building.


The artists selected for the final show will each receive a fee of up to £2000 which should cover materials, transport, travel and insurance. Artists should take this funding level into consideration when submitting their proposal. Accommodation will be provided locally for the duration of the show. Your work may also be for sale, but it may not be removed until after the exhibition.


Initial proposals should include a short statement about the intended work, the materials to be used, the approximate size and dimensions, an estimate of cost and a CV. Proposals should be accompanied by a short description (maximum 200 words) of any proposed workshop. Images of previous work or a link to a website is essential. Applications must be in English, though artists from any country may apply.


This call is now closed. Applicants will be notified on October 31st