CUBEOpen 2011 submissions

4 October 2011 - 4 November 2011

CUBEOpen 2011

The University of Salford and CUBE gallery is delighted to be announcing its annual CUBEOpen 2011.

CUBEOpen 2011 is the UK’s only annual open competition and exhibition of its kind! Launched in 2007, artists, architects and designers are invited to apply with work that reflects current trends and debates surrounding the spaces and places in which we live, each year the exhibition highlights contemporary insights into the urban environment.

Past highlights have included a Fox Training Tower, mobile architecture models, direct interventions in the gallery space and a swimming pool!


Leading national newspaper the Guardian praised the Open competition as “One of the coolest and classiest galleries around. CUBE continue to stage exhibitions that cover our cities’ cultural intermix of fine art, architecture, interior design and contextual theory. While this might sound a bit over-chic and academically dry, in fact CUBE shows tend to be an aesthetic and intellectual delight. CUBEOpen is no exception”

Deadline for entries: 5pm Friday, 14st November 2011 CUBE open exhibition: 8th December 2011 – February 2012


The most outstanding project will be offered a residency as part of CUBELab 2012 — two runners up will be given honourable mentions. The shortlisted entries will form part of an exhibition at CUBE later this year.

Please post or email  submissions including a brief statement of how you feel your practice relates to the urban built environment to 'CUBEOPEN 2011’, CUBE, 113-115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW.


email submissions to: [email protected]


Submission fee: £10

Cheque or postal order made payable to 'University of Salford'. 

Or credit card payment can be made here


To apply please send:

1. Up to 6 images (each image no larger 1800 x 1800 and 300dpi). Please ensure that they are standard image films such as jpegs (no powerpoint please)

2. Film or video works as Quicktime files on DVD (by post). For video submissions please send a DVD accessible by menu. Please do not send exhibition versions, which cannot be navigated.

If we cannot open your files your application will not be accepted. Please do not send originals.

3. Details for submitted works, including year of production and dimensions.

4. Statement of up to 500 words about your work.



Deadline for entries

5pm, Friday 4th November 2011

Applicants will be notified by the end of November, please include your contact details.

We look forward to receiving your submission.


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