Version: 5.3.0i
Current URL: theolist21.oess1.uk
Client Name: The OLIST
Logo: https://s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/oess-uk1/clientimages/66mainlogo.png

About the OESS and OLIST


Connecting artists with UK 'Calls to Artists' and other UK arts opportunities.

The OLIST is an initiative from Interactive Technology Ltd designed to keep artists informed of key entry dates for open exhibitions and art competitions in the UK. Providing continuous information on 'Open for Entry' dates as well as highlighting exhibitions which are close to their entry deadlines.

  • Online Listing of all Open Calls on OESS system
  • Monthly Newsletter to notify you of current open calls
  • 7 Day reminders of calls drawing to a close
  • 48 hour reminders, time for the last minute panic
  • Dedicated help and support during the application process


Open Exhibition Submission and Selection System

The OESS is an online administrative system for galleries, art societies and art institutions, designed to provide a platform for managing artist entries into 'Open Exhibitions' and 'Calls to Artists'.
The OESS provides a variety of online tools including:

  • Artist Entry Process
  • Artist Registration fully GDPR compliant
  • Secure payment system using Stripe
  • Edit and adjust your application up to deadline date
  • Download PDF forms and labels if preselected.
  • Online Selection Process
  • View by thumbnail
  • View by artwork
  • View by artist
  • Admin Processes
  • Selection management
  • Artist and entry support systems
  • Application management
  • Export entry reports
  • Artwork delivery, returns or sold management
  • Online gallery setup and management

Registration to The OLIST is now via the OESS system which many of the UK top open exhibitions use to manage their artist entries. To register, please enter one of the open calls listed.

Once registered you will be able to use your login details to enter any of the Open Calls advertised on the OLIST. Please note that for now the Mall Galleries manage a separate artist list so you will need to register with them separately.


OESS Portfolio

The OESS Artist Portfolio is your very own catalogue of work which you can manage and use to help you enter Open Calls managed on the OESS platform.

Currently being developed.

Your Portfolio

  • Submit new artworks to the portfolio
  • Find previous artwork entries and add them to your portfolio.
  • Use the 'Submit from My Portfolio' button in participating open calls to quickly enter artworks into call applications.
  • Manage your artist profile, keeping your artist statement and biography details upto date ready for entering calls.
  • Choose to display your artwork in our very own online gallery.

© 2022 - The OESS/OLIST Interactive Technology Limited

Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy

OESS Version: 5.3.0i - -