Please read the FAQs and guidelines before emailing with your query to:

When is the deadline for applications?

The open call application process closes on 30 November 2017 but you can update your submission at any time until then.

What will I need to submit?

When you create your application form you will be asked to submit up to 4 images of your work, a short artist’s statement of no more than 300 words and an updated CV (resume).

How do I submit my application form?

Once you have uploaded all of the information on the pages of the application form, hit SEND. You will receive an email to acknowledge receipt of your application. Please ensure your email address is correctly inserted.

What will I get if my work is chosen?

Successful applicants will have their work featured in the Thames & Hudson book 100 Painters of Tomorrow, to be published in 2018. They will also receive one complimentary copy of the publication (valued at £30-40) and will automatically be considered for inclusion in any exhibitions planned around the book and its launch.

Can you tell me more about the publication?

For reference, please refer to 100 Painters of Tomorrow, authored by Kurt Beers and published by Thames & Hudson in 2014. Similarly, this book will feature texts giving essential biographical information on each artist and will be full-colour illustrated with approximately 300 pages.

Who is on the jury and what is their role?

Artists’ submissions will be judged by an international jury featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art. Please refer to the jury tab on this site to review.

What shall I do if I have technical problems with my application?

Please double-check your own connection and application; if problems persist please email

Should I submit 4 views of a single sculpture, or all unique works?

The jurors have no preference. Please submit clear imagery and whatever you feel best supports your application and is reflective of your practice. Should you wish to include any combination of imagery and/or close-ups, that is entirely your prerogative.

I don’t have high-resolution imagery!?

High resolution imagery is only needed if you are selected for inclusion in the book. We recommend submitting with what you have and should you be selected, we can assist with appropriate documentation needs.

I’m not sure if my work constitutes ‘sculpture’

As mentioned, we are accepting the broadest scope of sculptural works. Please refer to the guidelines (specifically ‘ARTWORK & IMAGES), but in most cases work that broadens our understanding of contemporary sculpture will be eligible.

Does the work have to be available for sale and/or exhibition?


I’m not sure if I am eligible to apply?

As above, our understanding of ‘emerging artist’ is intended to give almost anyone, with a dedication to the craft of sculpture, the opportunity to apply.

What does ‘international’ mean?

You do not have to live ‘internationally’ or in a major centre. International refers to ‘our job’ in locating artists from the largest cities, to the most obscure corners of the world, and everyone everywhere in between.

Can I email or post you supplemental information?

No. Nothing will be accepted apart from what is asked in the standardised online application form found on this site.

Can I contact Thames & Hudson, Kurt Beers, or Beers London?

No. All queries must be sent through

I don’t have a Paypal account / My country doesn’t use Paypal.

You can pay off Paypal without an account, and the site accepts credit card payments; look for the link elsewhere on the page. If your country doesn’t allow Paypal, please email

I don’t know if my work is good enough to apply?

In the previous application process for 100 Painters of Tomorrow, the youngest applicant was 13, and the eldest was 89. In the book, the youngest person was 21, and the eldest was 64. Artists in the book included those with little-to-no professional experience to those with in-depth knowledge and experience of the art-world; those who were self-taught, to those with PHDs; those who had never exhibited before, to those who had shown in some of the world’s most prominent galleries.

What is a CV?

Curriculum-vitae, or resumé.