As part of the virtual Young Norfolk Arts Festival 2020 the YNA Collective are curating no space, every place – a virtual exhibition to be held from the 2 – 6 of July 2020. And we need YOUR artwork to fill it! There’s also a chance to win some great prizes.

We are looking for works specific to your world, here and now. You can create them from scratch, or submit something existing, that meets this brief.

Think about your sense of being and relationship to the location; this could be your physical world, or a world in your mind right now.

Try and be honest; if you believe, others will. Be brave; create for yourself, be unafraid of judgement.

no space, every place is open to anyone aged 11-25 and based in (or with links to) Norfolk. The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 14 June. 50 final pieces will be selected for exhibition in a unique virtual gallery space. Those selected will be contacted on Monday 22 June.

no space, every place competition

The YNA Collective will also select 3 of their favourite pieces of work to win the following prizes:

1st Prize: a free one-to-one with an artist specialising in your chosen creative skill plus a set of materials to get you started

2nd Prize: a set of art materials up to the value of £50

3rd Prize: a set of art materials up to the value of £30

What art forms can I submit?
  • Photography
  • Film
  • Recordings of sound art
  • Digital art
  • Painting, drawing/illustration and 3D works (these will need to be submitted as high resolution photographs of your piece)
What do I need to submit?
  • You can submit 2 pieces of work and up to 3 photographs of each piece. These images should be submitted ready for us to use in the virtual space if selected.
  • For submitting images of sculptures or 3D work; it will need to be photographed the way you would like it to be viewed by the audience. For example this could be from multiple angles.
  • Images should in JPG format, highest resolution possible and no smaller than 2MB (If your work is intended to be pixelated you might want to include this in your statement!)
  • For film and sound, please submit the highest quality possible. You can submit larger files via WeTransfer (please email your artist statement and information alongside) or upload them to a platform and include a link in your email e.g Vimeo, Youtube or Soundcloud.
  • Please include your name, age, where you are from and your contact details as well as a short statement of up to 300 words about yourself as an artist, and why you think your work fits with the theme of the exhibition.
How do I submit?

Please email applications to and include ‘no space, every place’ in the title of your email.

Some tips on how to photograph your work:
  • If possible use a camera to get the best quality image, but you can also submit images taken with a phone camera.
  • A front-on shot unless an angle is intentional
  • In focus and not blurry
  • High resolution photo (as above)
  • Use bright, indirect natural lighting.
  • Use a tripod if you have one to make sure the photograph is straight.
  • Pay attention to the way you’re positioning your artwork.
  • Avoid shadows and messy framing, by making sure that the piece is level.
  • Whenever possible, you should fill the frame with your work, trying not to show anything in the background.

If you have any questions or need any support with submitting your work please contact us at

Need some inspiration?

We asked some local artists to talk about what they do, and to inspire you to create your own work for the ‘no space, every place’ exhibition….