CIT has two current opportunities, Animated Short Films and Loom Magazine. Full details below.


CIT invites animators and artists using animation to submit their short films for an event that celebrates form and technique.

Open submission:

- Any form of animated film (2D/3D/stop motion)

- Any genre

- Any year

- No longer than 20 minutes in length

- UK based artists only

Please send your film and a short description to

Deadline for submissions 13th October 2019.

Animations will be screened on 2nd November as part of CIT’s Puppet Masters Animation Conference.



CIT invites text & art submissions from collaborations between writers & artists for publication in Loom Magazine, our limited edition publication celebrating new creative works.

We are looking for submissions on the theme of 'sequences' - this theme is for inspiration purposes only, this could be interpreted as repetition, duplication, mutation or variation. We are very happy for artists to interpret the theme in unique and original ways.

We are looking for collaborative pieces of work that combine visual elements (photography, illustration, painting, diptychs and triptychs) and creative text ranging from abstract to poetry to narrative. Text should be no longer than 500 words.

Three contributions will be selected for publication in the next issue of Loom, with collaborators awarded £500 to be shared between each collaborating team.

If you are a solo writer or visual artist but are without a creative collaborator for your piece, then please let us know at - we will do our best to help.


  • Each collaboration should be between a writer and visual artist.

  • For each submission, the text should be no more than 500 words

  • For each submission, there should be no more than three pieces of visual work.

  • Text can be short / micro fiction, poetry or prose

  • Visual art components can be photography, illustration or fine art.

  • Only one submission per collaboration is permitted.

  • Collaborators can be based anywhere in the UK.

  • Text and visual pieces must be previously unpublished.

  • The purpose of this opportunity is to support collaborations, so submissions must come from partnerships rather than an individual

  • We encourage different mediums but for publication images need to be in digital format or scanned prior to submission

  • There is no submission fee.

  • Deadline for applications is 30th November 2019.

  • The selectors’ decision is final, no correspondence can be entered into regarding unselected entries.

  • Awards will be made prior to publication.

  • Send your submission to - please ensure your images total no more than 5MB. We will request hi-res versions of images prior to publication.

This opportunity is funded by Arts Council England as part of CIT's Northern Lights Writers' Programme.

CIT is the artist development initiative based at Waterside in Sale, Manchester. CIT supports fair fees and copyright retention for artists.