Owtside showcases excellent ideas and artists to encourage creative engagement for residents and increase local awareness of our program, both locally and right across County Durham.
Owtside is on the hunt for local artists, designers, painters, sculptors, poets and photographers. Whether you’re a self-taught hobbyist, have studied in the past or work internationally, submit your work to exhibit.
Will my original artwork be installed outside?
No, we will accept photos of original artworks, or digital work. These will then be printed and installed on the boards.
Does my work have to be a square?
No, the boards are 120 x 120cm but we can accept square, landscape or portrait works. Works that aren’t square will be printed in A0 to fit.
I’d not call myself an artist, but I like being creative. Can I apply?
What happens if my work gets damaged?
We will look to get the artwork reprinted and replaced if anything happens to it.
If I apply, then work is installed and I’m not chosen, do I have to reapply?
No, we will keep all applications on file and look at everything when we choose the next work to be installed. However, if you have new work you can send as many applications as you’d like to.
My work isn’t about place, space or the community. Should I apply?
Yes, there is no theme for this open call and NMN will accept any creative work that can be replicated in print.