Urban Dialogues Collaborations

Work with other artists on commissioned collaborations.

Since 2010, Urban Dialogues has each year commissioned three collaborative artworks by groups of artists of different faith and non-religious backgrounds. These are exhibited alongside the work of individual artists at an annual exhibition. The programme gives artists an opportunity to collaborate across different backgrounds and disciplines in a process of sharing and dialogue. Collaboration does not mean consensus, and the process can be one of exploring dissonances as well as similarities.

This year for the first time we are actively encouraging proposals from groups which include an academic as a collaborator. We can connect artists with academics through our relationship with King's Cultural Institute and their networks at King's College London. Please contact us if you would like further information.

The theme of the 2013 Urban Dialogues Collaborations is 'Reflection'. Commissioned work will be displayed at the Urban Dialogues Exhibition at the Red Gallery, 30 September - 13 October 2013.

  • The Urban Dialogues Commission is open to all artists over the age of 18. 
  • Three commissions of £1,500 will be awarded to three groups of artists containing two or more members from different faith or non-religious backgrounds.
  • Artists create their own groups/collectives before applying, although Urban Dialogues can provide support with this.
  • We actively encourage proposals from groups including an academic member, and can assist in connecting artists with academics

How to apply

The Urban Dialogues commission is a competitive open application process.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds – people with religious or non-religious beliefs.

To apply, please upload and submit the following documents:

  • A completed Urban Dialogues Collaborations Joint Proposal.
  • Visual drafts of proposed final work (i.e. sketches/mood/concept/story-boards).
  • CVs or biographical statements from all collaborative parties.
  • Examples of previous works (images and/or links) from all collaborative parties.

    Applications are now closed.

    Urban Dialogues is run by intercultural organisation 3FF and works with galleries, arts and educational institutions and faith-based organisations to bring people from different communities together. By using art to connect people, Urban Dialogues seeks to inspire social change and extend the significance of art beyond the walls of a gallery.

    It is run in partnership with the following organisations:








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