Art in Windows – Open Call


Dear Artists/Interested parties,

Art In Windows is inviting proposals for month-long shows in two outstanding windows in an empty, grade II listed building in Liverpool’s city centre. The windows, perfect for displaying art, are at 5 Bold Place. They overlook the pavement at eye-level and are unmissable 24/7.

5 Bold Place will provide an exceptional level of public exposure for your work. Public and commercial galleries in Liverpool cannot match the size or range of audience this venue gets and this comes with minimal maintenance and no invigilation as your work will be viewed through the windows.

Each show can use both windows for a calender month. We are looking for 5 different shows. Each selected artist will have to set up their own show and pay £25 to cover electricity. Your show will also feature on our website and we will send out details to our mailing list.

Important details and dates:


Location of windows: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN – next to St Luke’s Church

Window sizes (approx.): large window display case: 3.2m wide x 2.4m high x 0.6m deep

small window: 1m wide x 2m high x <0.5m depth (variable)

Lighting: In situ lighting is available on a timer mechanism
Application end date: 28 February 2019
Selection date: 31 March 2019
Exhibition dates: April – September 2019

For more information on Art In Windows and on previous shows we have held at 5 Bold Place please go to

Some terms and conditions/small print:

  1. Any decision made by the Art In Windows selection committee is final and we are not obliged to discuss any decisions made. If you are not successful this time then we suggest you join our mailing list and try again at our next open call.
  2. Exhibiting artists will have to arrange insurance for their work with regard to all aspects of their show with Art In Windows and also have a minimum of £5 million public liability insurance. The latter can be cheaply obtained through Artist Newsletter or SAA. We do not provide any insurance cover.
  3. Art In Windows does not lease 5 Bold Place and so may have to leave it at short notice and remove/terminate any current or planned exhibition(s) with little or no warning. We do not accept any responsibility for this happening as it is out of our control. Fees will be returned where appropriate.

If you are interested, please compete the form below and email it to



Full name: ____

Address: ____

Email: ____

Website: ____

During which months between April and September 2019 would you want/be able to exhibit?


What is the working title of your proposed exhibition?


What would you install in the window? (max. 300 words)


Artist’s statement (max. 300 words)


Please attach up to 3 images of your idea for the window. Please include ‘window idea’ in their title. Max. 1MB size images.

Please attach up to 3 images of recent work. Max. 1MB size images.

Please attach your C.V. ( side A4).