Submissions now open: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016

Deadline extended to Sunday 24 January 2016.

New Contemporaries are delighted to announce Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane and Haroon Mirza as the selectors for the 2016 exhibition.

With over 1,600 applications received in 2015, submissions for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 are being accepted from 7 December 2015 – 24 January 2016, 6pm, UK time. Applications are welcome from final year undergraduates and current postgraduates studying Fine Art at UK art colleges, as well as those who graduated in 2015.

To apply, we ask for a portfolio of up to 6 works to be submitted online.

Following two rigorous selection rounds, participants will be announced in April 2016 with the resulting national touring exhibition offering a compelling picture of contemporary practice. New Contemporaries continues to be the leading and longest-running open submission, touring exhibition which showcases some of the most dynamic and engaging work emerging from UK art schools. Since 1949 we have provided a professional platform, beyond the context of art school, for new artists’ work to become visible, be supported and discussed, often for the first time.

New Contemporaries alumni include David Hockney, Patrick Caulfield, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Peter Doig and Tacita Dean.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 will launch at Bluecoat as part of Liverpool Biennial before travelling to London.

Please visit for the full submissions guidelines and eligibility criteria and follow us on Bloomberg New Contemporaries’ Facebook and Twitter pages for further announcements.

For queries please contact us at