Channel / 29 Mar 2023

Open Call // Interventions: Gallery Reset

Interventions: Gallery Reset is a new initiative launching in 2023 comprising a series of gallery takeovers over the next two years. Made possible by the Reimagine grant from Art Fund, the project seeks to open up the gallery space to reinterpretation by both the artist and the audience.

We hope that these interventions and takeovers will provide new opportunities for Wales-based artists whose practice contests and disrupts traditional ways of working, asks challenging and provocative questions, and focuses on themes such as identity, migration, gender, social inequality and the environment.

This is a unique opportunity for artists to experiment in their practice and try out new ways of working to support their professional and artistic development, create new networks and bring exposure to their practice.

Open Call

For the first takeover we are thrilled to be working in partnership with Disability Arts Cymru, the lead organisation for disability arts in Wales. Via an open call, one artist working in photography or lens-based media who identifies as Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent will be selected for the project.

The artist will be invited to reimagine the notion of working within a contemporary gallery context, through experimentation with installation, interaction and interpretation and challenging traditional approaches.

The selected artist will also be invited to work closely with us to develop an accompanying learning and engagement programme including talks/discussions/creative workshops and family engagement events.


Saturday 01 April 2023 – Call for entries opens

Friday 19 May 2023 – Submissions deadline

Friday 9 June 2023 – Winners notified

Shortlisted artists will be invited to discuss their proposal before the final selection is made. We expect the takeover/intervention to take place in August/September 2023.

About Ffotogallery

Ffotogallery’s mission is to inspire engagement with photography in Wales, locally, nationally and internationally. We support a community of photographers, artists, creatives, educators, activists and art-lovers to be part of wider conversations about photography’s role in society, in shaping our identities, histories and cultures. We aim to reach and work collaboratively with diverse audiences through contemporary, innovative and socially-engaged exhibitions and events programmes, in a welcoming and accessible gallery space.

About Disability Arts Cymru

Disability Arts Cymru (DAC) provides a voice for Deaf and disabled people in the arts in Wales.

Disability Arts Cymru was formed as a Charity in 1982 to enable participation in the arts for disabled people in Wales and has since evolved to be a Community Interest Company. Working across all art forms DAC is the only all Wales disability-led arts organisation. Our small team works to open up access and opportunity for disabled artists at every stage in their creative journey.

Who can enter?

This opportunity is open to artists identifying as Deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent who also meet all of the following criteria:

- over the age of 18

- working in photography or lens-based media

- currently living/working in Wales, or have a strong connection to Wales

We encourage applications from visual artists from all underrepresented backgrounds / who have not had the opportunity to exhibit their work in a gallery before.

The Equality Act 2010 defines a person as disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment, which has a substantial and long-term impact (i.e., has lasted or is expected to last at least twelve months) and has an adverse effect on the person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.


This is a unique opportunity for one artist to experiment in their practice and try out new ways of working. This will support their professional and artistic development, create new networks and bring exposure to their practice.

A fee of £1000 will be awarded to the selected artist. Production, travel and other appropriate reasonable costs will be covered by Ffotogallery through negotiation with the artist.

How to enter:

Please follow the instructions carefully. Any incomplete submissions will not be considered.

If you need any additional support to help you apply for this opportunity or undertake the gallery takeover if your application is successful, please contact Alex Butler on [email protected] to discuss your requirements.

Participants applying for the Open Call should ensure that their submissions contain the following information:

  • A completed application form. If you would prefer to submit your application in the form of a video, please get in touch with [email protected].
  • A selection of up to 10 photographs from a completed body of work (max. 72dpi, 1920 pixels wide), or if submitting a video work for consideration, please supply a link to view the film online.

Email your submission to [email protected] by 23.59pm GMT on Friday 19 May 2023.

Applications should be submitted via WeTransfer where files are too large to be sent via email.

Any incomplete submissions will unfortunately not be considered.

All submissions will be reviewed by a judging panel comprising of representatives from both Ffotogallery and Disability Arts Cymru. Shortlisted artists will be invited to discuss their proposal.

Image Rights

Entrants retain ownership and copyright of their submitted photographs. All selected entries may be published by Ffotogallery in magazines or books, on websites, or in any other medium, at Ffotogallery’s discretion. Such use will be restricted to promotion, publicity, news, or informational education or awareness usage of Ffotogallery. By participating, all selected applicants grant Ffotogallery usage of images and acknowledge that Ffotogallery may use the entries and a name credit in any media before, during and after, without restriction in relation to the uses stated above. Ffotogallery will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such use.

By submitting your work to this open call, you agree to the terms above.