Art In Windows is inviting proposals for month-long shows in two outstanding windows in an empty, grade II listed building in Liverpool’s city centre. The windows, perfect for displaying art, are at 5 Bold Place. They overlook the pavement and are unmissable 24/7.

5 Bold Place will provide an exceptional level of public exposure for your work. Public and commercial galleries in Liverpool cannot match the number or range of audience numbers this venue regularly gets and this comes with minimal maintenance and no invigilation as there is no public access into the building.

Each show can use both windows for a calender month. We are looking for 6 different shows. Each selected artist will have to set up their own show and pay £50 to cover electricity usage, security and general admin fees. There is a 50% discount for Liverpool-based artists. Your show will also feature on our website and we will send out details of your show to our mailing list.

Important details and dates:

Location of windows: 5 Bold Place, Liverpool, L1 9DN – next to St Luke’s Church

Window sizes (approx.): large window: 3.2m wide x 2.4m high x 0.6m deep, small window: 1m wide x 2m high x variable depth

Lighting: In situ lighting is available on a timer mechanism (see image above)


Application deadline: 30 November 2019

Selection date: 15 December 2019

Exhibition dates: February to July 2020

To see previous shows Art In Windows has held at 5 Bold Place please go to

Some terms and conditions/small print:

  1. Any decision made by the Art In Windows selection committee is final and we are not obliged to discuss any decisions made. If you are not successful this time then we suggest you join our mailing list and try again at our next open call.
  2. Exhibiting artists will have to arrange insurance for their work with regard to all aspects of their show with Art In Windows and also have a minimum of £5 million public liability insurance. The latter can be cheaply obtained through Artist Newsletter or SAA. We do not provide any insurance cover.
  1. Art In Windows does not lease 5 Bold Place and so may have to leave it at short notice and remove/terminate any current or planned exhibition(s) with little or no warning. We do not accept any responsibility for this happening as it is out of our control. Fees will be returned where appropriate.

If you are interested please download and complete the Art In Windows open call February-July 2020 application form and…email it to: