Creative Opportunities

Inspirations: Poetry & Creative Writing Competition

The Atkinson, in partnership with The Arts Society Southport, would like to invite anyone with links to the Sefton Borough to take part in a new Poetry and Creative Writing Competition.

Responding to artworks featured in an upcoming summer exhibition at The Atkinson, Natural High, you are invited to submit one entry with a maximum of 1000 words. The competition is for any form of creative writing including poetry, stories, song lyrics, essays, letters, blogs, zines, etc.

More information here.

Competition deadline: 2 May 2021
Online exhibition: 8 May 2021 – 19 March 2022
Winner announced: 22 May 2021
Download an entry form


Sefton Young Artist of the Year 2021

Showcase your artistic talent in the Sefton Young Artist of the Year competition.

The Atkinson in partnership with The Arts Society Southport invites Young Artists aged 11-18 living or going to school in the Sefton Borough to submit one photograph of an original artwork to our online competition.

More information here.

Submission Deadline: 16 May 2021
Online Exhibition: 22 May 2021
Winners Announced: 10 June 2021
Download an entry form


The Landing

The Landing is an exciting Gallery showcasing affordable art work from leading regional artists, with regularly changing exhibitions.

Are you an artist? Are you interested in displaying and selling your artwork in our commercial gallery? Take a look at the application form here and The Landing floor plans here.