Youth Arts Exhibition 2020: Call for Young Artists

A call has gone out for Young Artists aged 11 – 19 to submit work to be exhibited at Arts Centre Washington’s Youth Arts exhibition 2020.

Arts Centre Washington’s Youth Arts Exhibition has become a staple in the main Gallery’s calendar as its reputation has built over the last few years. Each year more and more high quality pieces of artwork revived to make up the exhibition. Sunderland Culture work with a team of young curators who help to keep the exhibition sustainable and of the highest quality, showcasing the talent of young people in Washington and all across the Sunderland area.

Youth Arts Exhibition: BRIGHT LIGHTS (3 Feb – 14 Mar 2020) will be an exhibition of artwork made by promising young artists aged 11-19, curated by a group of young people, supported by professionals.

The digital submission process, from which artwork will be selected by the young curators to be installed in the exhibition at Arts Centre Washington, is now open.

All artwork, whether selected for exhibition or not, will be uploaded onto our Instagram account using the hashtag #brightlightsofsunderland and to our website as a record of achievement and so the work can be shared with family and friends.

This is a call out to young people aged 11-19 living in Sunderland or the wider Sunderland area who might like to apply to be a young curator or to submit their artwork for BRIGHT LIGHTS.

How to submit artwork:
Please download the submission form below for artwork criteria and more information. Email completed forms, along with up to three images, to [email protected]
by 12noon on Friday 10th January 2020.


The exhibition runs from Monday 3 February – Saturday 14 March


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