Opportunities at LCB Depot


AUDIOVISUAL SEASON  |  Open Call  | deadline 31 May 2021
Audiovisual Season at LCB Open Call

For artists, designers and makers working in music technology, sound, audio visual, generative art, and other analogue or digital mediums

The programme will run from June 5th - June 27th 2021 with exhibitions in real life and via our social media gallery online at #audiovisual @lcbdepot as well as artist profiles at http://www.lcbdepot.co.uk/event/audiovisual

The programme will contain work from invited Leicester/shire based and inter/national designers as well as an open call for other professionals based (or studying) in Leicester/shire.

It's free to enter - click here send us your submission

1. Send us up to 6 images/3 videos of your best work from the last year or so, by midnight on Monday May 31st.
2. A panel of professionals will choose which pieces (if any) will be in the show, up to 4 images/ 1 video per designer
3. We'll let you know if you've been selected by the end of that week.


UPCYCLING COMPETITION ... deadline 28 May 2021

DMU/LCB upcycling competition


Craft open call


From 14-30 May 2021 we're highlighting contemporary craft such as ceramics, glass, metal, and wood

Exhibitions and events will be online via social media and in the real world across our window and exhibition spaces.

You can get involved via our Open Call, deadline midnight Monday April 26th. You can find more guidance and send us your work via the submission form

#Leicester #baristas!
Baristas wanted by Grays coffee shop

23 March 2021

Our cafe-bar partners GRAYS are looking to open up again soon & they need some part-time front of house staff/baristas. Daytime, evening & weekend work.

If you've experience of working in such an environment, email your CV to


Fashion season open call


If you're a practising fashion textile, contour, or footwear designer or make accessories, get involved with our exhibition & events in April 2021.⠀
Application Deadline Midnight Monday 15 March 2021
More details in the submission form ⠀
#image credit @mariah_esa_


Open call for film, photography & video

Film | photography | video open call  February 2021

If you're a practicing filmmaker, photographer or make video for TV / online get involved with our exhibition in March 2021 - we're highlighting still and moving image from analogue to online.

Exhibitions and events will be online via social media and in the real world through our on street gallery.

Application Deadline midnight Monday 22 February 2021⠀

More details in the submission form


December 2020

Interactive month Feb 2021

INTERACTIVE 5-26 February 2021

Virtual, Mixed, Augmented Reality, Gaming, UX design
In February 2021 we're highlighting interactive work from UX (user experience) to XR (VR, AR, MR, etc).

Exhibitions and events will be online via social media and hopefully in the real world.

Get involved!

The call for work is now open! Submit your work here before midnight on Monday January 25th


Graphics exhibition Jan 2021

Graphics exhibition – callout to Leicestershire designers

Open call to Leicester/shire designers – submit your graphic design | illustration | animation | motion graphics | branding | typography to our online/street gallery GRAPHICS exhibition (8-29 Jan 2021)

The programme will run from January 8th – 29th with a exhibitions through our Street Gallery offline and Social Media Gallery online at #graphics @lcbdepot as well as designer profiles at http://www.lcbdepot.co.uk/event/graphics

A panel of professionals will choose the best illustration, animation, motion graphics, branding, typography, etc

The open call is open to designers based (or studying) in Leicester/shire - the deadline was Monday 14 December 2020. 

More info and links at http://www.lcbdepot.co.uk/event/graphics


Loop Open logo

Open Call for graphic design and illustration work

Graphic designers & illustrators - we want your work! Open call for entries to our exhibition Loop Open 2, to be shown in our Lightbox gallery in October 2019, as part of our Design Season 2


Loop invites submissions from graphic designers and illustrators around the world. The selected works will form an exhibition Loop Open 2, to be shown at LCB Depot in Leicester in October 2019 as part of its Design Season 2.

Please submit a digital image in JPEG format to loop@lcbdepot.co.uk by Tuesday 20th August.

One piece of work per person. Submit with a brief description of the work, talk about the medium, size, date it was made and why you have created it.

We'll email you to let you know if your work has been accepted into the exhibition. Once your work has been accepted, you can send it to us in a printed format ready to be hung for the exhibition.

Any questions, please email loop@lcbdepot.co.uk

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architectural photo competition

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects in collaboration with Design Season 2 and LCB Depot invites you to enter the #lovearchitecture architectural photography competition. This competition aims to celebrate outstanding photographs of the built environment within the Leicestershire and Rutland area.

Judges are looking for photographs that are striking, interesting and showcase the built environment within this region. Successful images will communicate a visual narrative, and be creative. Photographs can be of elements of a building or whole street scenes. The aim of this competition is to uncover images that showcase what this region has to offer in terms or architecture, and to give the opportunity to photographers whose work might otherwise never be seen.

The competition is open to all. Free entry.

Deadline 5pm Friday 6 September. T&Cs and entry form available here


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