Presented by STIGMA x Local Collective
Supported by Arts Council England
Open Call July 09 – Aug 02, 2021
Exhibition Oct 01 – Oct 16, 2021
The call is international. Submission is free.
Call for Submissions 2021:
This call is primarily open to artists working with film and digital arts with an interest/approach/research
centered on the relationship between Feminism and the Asian Identity. It is open to artists of all ages,
backgrounds and disciplines, including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. Individual,
collaborative or editorial projects are eligible.
For 2 weeks in October 2021, we will be hosting our pop up gallery in Islington, ‘ZAO TANG: Pop Up Gallery On
Asian Arts and Feminism’. The gallery will become a space for social exchange and creative discourse, charged
with the theme ‘What does it mean to be an Asian woman?’. The curation of artworks will present a connective
strength that speaks about the identity of Asian feminism, provide assurance to vulnerable members of Asian
communities of London, support under-represented Asian creatives, and invite all members of the local
community to join in and celebrate cultural diversity.
Alongside our partners, we have, at present, selected 5 female artists to exhibit their works. They include Yushi
Li, Hannah Lim, Ayumi Kajiwara, Young Sook Choi and STIGMA. With this open call, we would like to invite one
more artist/s (individual or collaborative). The successful applicant will have the opportunity to exhibit the
work, network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public. Guidance and promotion through our
(and our partners’) channels and network will be provided. The exhibition will also appear in a number of
– Film submission (min. 2 minutes, max. 10 minutes) responding to the theme ‘What does it mean to be
an Asian Woman?’, in any of the file formats detailed: dimensions 16:9; formats mp4, mov; max size
– One text document that introduces yourself and your practice – your creative background, approach,
what you are up to at the moment (no longer than 300 words) and describes the piece of work you
have submitted – the title, intention, influences, how it responds to our theme ‘What does it mean to
be an Asian Woman?’ (no longer than 300 words).
– Include your name, age, location, email address, phone contact, any associated organisations or
networks, and social media handle (e.g Instagram) in the document.
Please send your APPLICATION (and enquiry) to:
Subject: OPEN CALL 2021 – ZAO TANG
Please upload a zip folder via wetransfer and send to the email above.
Please label the folder clearly with your full name in block capitals and title of film.
e.g SHUTIAN ZHOU_letters to mr tadpole
Applications received after the deadline of NOON August 2, 2021, will not be considered.
More info here