Calling all amateur artists . . . .

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BBC One is on the hunt for the best of Britain’s amateur artists for a new competitive arts series.

Amateur Artists

The programme is looking for amateur artists from all over the UK who have a passion for painting and drawing. If you are over 16 and like a creative challenge, they want to hear from you.

Applicants must not be professional artists and will be expected to work in a variety of different figurative forms and media – from landscape, portraiture and still life, to watercolour, oil and charcoal.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 23 March, 2014.


Please send your name, address, age, occupation, contact number and:

• a recent photo of yourself;

• up to three images that best represent the range of your work

• a short paragraph about why you paint.


Or by post to: Amateur Artist, MC5 A6, BBC Media Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12 7TQ

(Please DO NOT send originals as these cannot be returned)

Deadline is Sunday 23 March – but don’t wait until the closing date!

If you have not heard from them by Friday 3 April it means that, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful.

If your entry is successful the production team will contact you by telephone or email, after which you may be invited to the next stage.


How exciting is this – please let us know if you enter and if you are selected – we can all follow your progress in our blogs.



For more information, please go direct to the BBC website Arts & Culture page at

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