Win the opportunity to exhibit your work in Soho

January 13, 2016 05:57 pm

Calling all artists! This year, SohoCreate has teamed up with The Dots for a competition for talented emerging artists. The brief is simple: show us the SPIRIT OF SOHO. Judged by some of the best creative professionals in the world, winners will have their work exhibited during our festival in June. Winning pieces will seen by 46,000 creative people that come to work in Soho every day – people who between them have won 22 Oscars, 18 BRIT awards and countless advertising gongs. An opportunity NOT to be missed.

Our Judges

Image by Sara Shamsavari from Britain Retold - A Portrait of London - Cropped

Jude Kelly, Artistic Director, Southbank Centre


Helen Marriage, Director, Artichoke

Director of The Photographer's Gallery

Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery


Mike McGee, Chief Creative Officer, Framestore





How to apply to the Spirit of Soho Competition:

  1. Consider our brief, to show us the SPIRIT OF SOHO
  2. Download the Detailed Brief with information for each location
  3. Pick a the location(s) in which you want to exhibit (from a list of 5)
  4. Submit your idea through the opportunity listing on The Dots as a PDF, requirements below

Applications must be submitted in PDF format, no bigger than 2.5 MB. This PDF will need to include:

  • The location that you wish to exhibit in
  • Your name/name of your collective
  • Up to 500 words explaining your concept
  • Up to 10 images or a video – these can be high res photographs of a finished work, or diagrams/sketches of an idea. If submitting a video, please provide a link by which the video can be viewed. This can be done on your profile on The Dots, or other video hosts such as YouTube or Vimeo.

Application deadline: Friday 4 March 2016 

For more information about the competition, including locations and technical specifications please download the Detailed Brief and the FAQs.  If you have any other questions about the competition please email Anjuli Douglas on


Terms and Conditions:
Applicants must be free on Tuesday 31st May or Wednesday 1st June to install their work
Applicants must be able to transport and install their work with minimal assistance and budget
SohoCreate is not liable for your work, and will not be able to insure it.