WOW Rotherham Art Trail – Call out

WOW Rotherham Art Trail – Call out

The WOW Rotherham Art trail will offer the local creative community an opportunity to exhibit their work, across the town centre as part of the WOW Rotherham programme in May 2024!

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WOW Rotherham is a vibrant, colourful, bold, fun, and fearless festival celebration of women, girls, trans and non-binary communities, connecting Rotherham to other women and girls across the globe as part of the WOW - Women of the World family. The Festival allows people to share their stories, hopes and aspirations through a series of talks and performances. 

Find out more about WOW Rotherham here: WOW Rotherham Website

WOW Rotherham will take place in the town centre on Saturday 11th May 2024, making use of businesses, green spaces and outdoor venues.  There will be a line-up of talks, performances, panel discussions, debates, comedy and more. 

The Art Trail is an opportunity for local artists, organisations and community groups to showcase their creative work and projects to a wider public audience, including painting and drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, glass, jewellery and other media. It will take place in cafe’s, bars, barbers and bookshops across the town centre in windows, walls and on stairwells, taking over any blank spaces and forming a route around the festival venues. 

The theme for the Art Trail is celebrating and empowering women, girls, trans and non-binary communities.  


How to apply:

Please submit your application by 31st March 2024 by filling in the jotform below and send images of up to 3 pieces of artwork you wish to submit in PDF or JPEG format to [email protected].
Please title your email WOW Rotherham Art Trail Submission (your name). 

Complete the jotform here: WOW ROTHERHAM ART TRAIL FORM



  • The submission deadline is Sunday 31st March 2024 at midnight
  • The Artist will be informed by w/c 7th April
  • Artworks installed 6th - 8th May 2024.
  • The opening event is on the Festival Day, Saturday 11th May 2024. 
  • The art trail will run from 11th May – 31st May 2024.
  • Artwork will need to be collected by artists between 1st June and 8th June 2024. 


  • You must be from South Yorkshire
  • Your art must celebrate and empower women, girls, trans and non-binary communities. 
  • Open to all ages, however, if you are under 16 you must provide the details of a parent or guardian.

Further information:

Please advise of any access requirements concerning your submission. 

Work will need to be delivered and hung by the artists personally with support from the WOW Rotherham team between 6-8th May 2024. Please advise if you need support due to access needs. 

Unless you have specified any venues that you would or would not like to exhibit in, the WOW Rotherham team will match artists with suitable spaces around the town centre and will advise and liaise accordingly. 

There is no submission or participation fee for applications. 

Artists will need to have their own public liability insurance covering the artwork submitted for the Art Trail and we hold no liability in respect of any damage caused.

The Art Trail will be promoted as part of the WOW Rotherham 2024 programme, and will have its own printed map which will be distributed across Rotherham town centre. WOW Rotherham team will provide successful artists/organisations/groups with marketing materials and content for the promotion of successful artists involvement in the trail. 

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions by emailing [email protected]!

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