Kingston Young Artists – free art competition

Calling all young artists – win your own solo show at FUSEBOX

Apply here for the opportunity to exhibit alongside professional artists at FUSEBOX as part of the Kingston Open Studios in May 2024 


Who can apply
Young artists aged 17-25, living, working or studying in the Kingston area 

How to enter

  • Complete this form 
  • Upload a high-res image of your work 
  • Include your artist statement about the work 

Artwork specifications

  • One piece of original artwork per artist 
  • 2D or 3D 
  • Any subject, any medium, maximum size TBD 
  • Include an artist’s statement (up to 100 words) about the work submitted 

Key dates

Entry deadline: 15 March 2024 

Shortlisted artists exhibit at FUSEBOX during Kingston Open Studios: 18-26th May 2024 

Results announced with prizegiving: 26 May 2024 



  1. Winner’s prize – Free solo show at FUSEBOX 
  2. Highly commended prize – £TBD voucher  
  3. Public vote winner’s prize – TBD 


Terms & conditions

By taking part you agree that your winning entry can be used for publicity purposes. You agree to deliver your original art work to FUSEBOX in early May, and to collect it at the end of Open Studios. 

Meet the organisations behind the competition


Founded in 2010 KAOS are a voluntary group of around 80 artists based in and around Kingston. In addition to Open Studios, they hold exhibitions throughout the year at venues in the UK and abroad. Their aim is to raise awareness of the visual arts in the community.  

Visit the KAOS website to find out more

Creative Youth & FUSEBOX

Creative Youth is a Kingston-based charity which enables young people to get involved in innovative, original and ambitious creative projects. Creative Youth are the guardians of FUSEBOX.

FUSEBOX is a new multi-arts space for young people on Kingston’s riverside, where ideas and imaginations will be sparked and dreams realised.