Left Overs: Open call for entries and Mother Art Prize

Procreate Project is inviting visual artists and live art performers to respond to the theme of ´Left Overs’ – What is left of our sanity, bodies, sexuality, time and identities when mothering? What remains unused or unconsumed? How do left overs feed creativity?

For the occasion , Procreate Project is happy to announce the first Procreate Project ‘Mother Art’ Prize 2017 (Visual Art). This new prize is available to win for artists who are mothers, to support mother-artists and provide them with a platform to showcase their work. The prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture installation and video.

The Award Winner will receive:

  • 1 Month residency at the next Mother House’s opening 2018 (this covers Childcare and Art Studio for 1 artist and 1 child) wwww.motherhousestudios.com 
  • £200 cash prize
  • Up to 5 pieces of work exhibited at the Left Overs Show, within Filia Conference 2017
  • 1 year online Membership with Procreate Project (See weblink for Membership benefits: http://www.procreateproject.com/contact-2/)
  • 1 free mentoring session (1to 1 or Skype) with Sylvie Gormezano, Director at Picture this productions and Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD)
  • 1 free ticket to Oxytocin: Mothering the World 2018 (dates TBC)

*All entrants will be promoted on our social media pages
*Shortlisted Artists will be exhibited in London as part of ‘Left Overs’ show and will be awarded with 1 year PCP online membership
*1 Winners receive cash prizes, residencies opportunities, mentoring and exhibitions in London

The jury panel is composed by Sue Ecclestone (Ecclestone Art Agency), Jess De Zilva (Visual Artist), Sylvie Gormezano (AWAD – Picture This Productions), Nora Weller (ARTUM on Art Cultural Heritage), Rose Gibbs (Visual Artist and Activist) and Sue Spaull (Art Academy).

Open for entries now, the extended deadline is Sunday 24 of September  at midnight. The entry fee is £10 for up to 3 works. They should be framed unless the work lends itself to being frameless. (PayPal info@procreateproject.com) This fee does not apply to performances proposal. 

Fees will not be refunded if applicants are not chosen for the finalist exhibition, however a selection of 25 applications will be featured in our online catalogue for the prize.

Entry Procedure for Visual Art:
Please label all JPEG Image files as follows: Artwork Title_First & Last Name_Media_Dimensions

Submit completed signed T&C and entry form, entry fee payment, and artwork images only by email to events@procreateproject.com.  High-resolution JPEG images only; files must not exceed 1.5MB.

Entry fees are non-refundable. Submission of the works does not guarantee being selected for the exhibition.  Entry fee doesn’t apply to entries for live art and performances contributions.

Conditions: Any artists who are mothers with children of any age, mothers-to-be and grandmothers.

Acceptable media:
Visual Art (drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture installation and video), live art and short performances which respond to ´Left Overs’.

“Please note we cannot guarantee that
videos will be included in the Left Overs exhibition at FiLiA due to the
practicalities of the room that we are curating.”

Visual art: All artworks are first juried by digital photograph. All media and dimensions are acceptable for submission. One photo per 2-D artwork. May submit up to three photos for 3-D work.

Sales of Visual Art:
Please consider that the price submitted is the retail price. Procreate Project CIC retains 40% of the retail price on all works sold of which 10% will be donated to FILIA.

Entry procedure for Live art and short performances: One page PDF proposal with description of performances with photos and videos weblinks.

Left Overs is curated by: Artist and producer Sarah Dufayard and Art Historian and curator Sue Ecclestone

Follow these links for more information:

Procreate Project is Hiring

PROCREATE PROJECT IS HIRING Part-time Early Years Educator for the Mother House studio space

About the Mother House

The Mother House is the UK’s first flexible Artist Studio with integrated childcare, where children are invited into the workspace. The model aims to help mothers who are artists, creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs, providing an inspiring space to allow them to continue working whilst nurturing engaged parenting.

The Mother House creates two interconnected spaces:
– Studio space for professional arts practice in the form of an open art studio.    The space is organised in assigned sections that fit the needs of artists working in different mediums and forms.
– In-houses activities organised specifically for children, guided and supervised  by a dedicated team.

The Mother House is looking for a part-time Educator to join our team during the Studio opening time (every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 5pm). 
This is an excellent job opportunity for someone who is interested in working with children within an educational setting and an artistic environment.
Our educational team encourages children to use many languages to investigate and explore. We promote various ways of thinking,
discovering and learning. Through print, painting, drawing, sculpting and modelling, through dance and physical movement, through pretend play, music and playing with sounds, rhythm, rhyme. Each of these languages are valued and nurtured.
The space puts strong focus on social collaboration, working in groups, where each child is an equal participant, having their thoughts and questions valued.
With your excellent organisation and planning skills, experience in working with children and an unrivaled dedication to childcare you will provide a designed education programme that will meet The Mother House Educational Manifesto and mission.
As an Educator of the Mother House you will be responsible to facilitate the integration and exchange with the Mothers’ art practice and you will have the opportunity to experience a unique and inspiring network.
Apply by sending an email to info@procreateproject.com with your CV a cover letter (maximum 1 A4 page) specifying why your are the right person for this role and what’s your approach to children’s development by 5pm on the 20th of June.
visit www.motherhousestudios.com for more information

Open Call Live Art and performances - Oxytocin



Procreate Projects presents: OXYTOCIN – Birthing the world

Royal College of Art, London – 3rd June 2017

Oxytocin is a one-day symposium and programme of performances about mothers, mother art, maternal health & wellbeing.

Supported by LADA and under the umbrella of the Procreate Project, the event is curated together with Dyana Gravina form the Procreate Project, Martha Joy Rose from the Museum of Motherhood (USA), Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, artist, midwife and founder of Home Live Art, Sara Paiola, researcher in Law and Human Rights from the School of Law, Birkbeck University and Sarah Dufayard, artist and producer.

Oxytocin is an international research and community event focused on mothers and carers. The panels will analyse current critical practices pushing for new strategies aimed at increasing the visibility and representation of women and mothers in society.

The symposium will highlight new ideas whereby infrastructures and creative programs can support and facilitate healthy families thus challenging attitudes towards motherhood, female sexuality, birth, depression and human rights.

Oxytocin will encourage conversation and exchange between medical, academic and art sectors with the aim to facilitate collaborations between them and increase awareness on women’s rights, mental, emotional and physical needs during pregnancy, labour and postnatal adaptation.

The event opens a community discussion aimed at spotlighting the connection between much-needed support for mothers and new approaches that are designed to encourage mothers’ and childrens’ optimum health, professional and artistic development, ongoing education, and continuing connection.

The event will consist of panel discussions lead by three sectors (Artists & Academy, Midwifery, Mental Health and human rights) fused with a day programme of performances, installations and live art.


We are now accepting proposals from both male and female artists/group of artists, who’s works will respond to these subjects. Oxytocin will showcase live art, installations, multi-media and multi-disciplinary performances.

* Childcare will be offered to the artists and their children for the day during rehearsal and showtimes.

How to apply:

Please send your proposal with images and links to info@procreateproject.com

Deadline for submission:

Wednesday 10th May 5pm


Email info@procreateproject.com

Website www.procreateproject.com

more info

Martha Joy Rose: Founder, The Museum of Motherhood (USA) and Journal of Mother Studies
Laura Godfrey Issacs: Artist and Midwife, founder of Home Live Art (UK)
Ana Alvarez-Arrecalde: Awarded international Visual Artist (Spain)
Dr Sally Marlow – PhD National Addiction Centre Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London (UK)