The Poly

24 Church St, Falmouth : 01326 319461
The Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society

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Exhibitions // Coming up // Spring Open 2021: Open call for submissions
10 April

Spring Open 2021: Open call for submissions

Submissions for Spring Open are ... open!

Calling local artists! Enter your work into the third year of our curated art show, which will exhibit a wide range of work from a variety of disciplines in our Grade II* listed building. This exhibition is a celebration of the artistic talent from our community – carefully selected to showcase the best works from both established and new artists.

Submissions are open to all, with a focus on new and emerging artists. Work must be original, completed in the last two years, and should not have been shown at The Poly before. Please see the Spring Open Submission Form for full details. 

Key dates:

  • Deadline for submissions is midday on Friday 14th May
  • The selection will take place on Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th May 
  • You will find out if you have been successful by the end of Tuesday 18th 
  • If selected, your work must arrive at The Poly during the drop-off window: Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd, between 10am and 5pm 
  • The exhibition will be hung on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th
  • Open to the public from 10am Tuesday 25th May
  • The exhibition will close at 5pm on Saturday 5th June
  • You can collect your work between 5-6pm on Saturday 5th June, or the following week, Tuesday to Thursday between 10am-5pm. Work must be collected no later than Thursday 10th June. We are closed on Sundays and Mondays. 

To apply and for further information, please complete the Spring Open Submission Form and send, along with images of the work you want us to consider, to If successful, the submission fee per artist is £30 / free to Poly members.  

Thank you to the very talented Jules Daniels for letting us use her beautiful painting Lifebuoy - Custom House Quay, which featured in Spring Open 2020, on our promotional materials. Cards are now available in The Guild shop! 


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