Call for Artists for JAM on the Marsh 2024

Call for Artists
Sculpture by Angela C Smith

Ever since the first JAM on the Marsh in 2014, with music at its core, JAM has been eager to represent a wide range of artforms at the festival: from poetry to photography, ceramics to sculptures, mosaics to sand art, opera to theatre and dance, and everything in between. We are proud to have featured and supported many local, as well as national artists over the years, giving them a platform to present their works in Kent’s atmospheric Romney Marsh. 

Over the years JAM on the Marsh has featured countless fascinating and inspiring events, exhibitions, as well as workshops, with many of the artists having been invited back to the festival latterly including poets Grahame Davies, Jonty Driver and Gawain Douglas; actors Sabotage and Changeling; opera singers Marginalia and Green Opera, land artist Jon Foreman; photographers Carsten Birkebaek, Wendy Carrig, Clare Cosson, Jan Enkelmann, Tristan Fewings, Amos Miller, Susan Pilcher, Steve Pill, Justin Sutcliffe; ceramist Penny Graham; sculptor Angela C Smith; visual artists Jillian Bain Christie, John Ballard, Julian Walker, Yolanda Houston, Maureen Jordan, Sonia McDuff, Ruth Parkinson, France Tetreault, Kate Walters.  

Sculpt the World by Jon Foreman, Drone photography by Carsten Birkebaek

We are thrilled to be able to provide emerging and renowned artists not only with a space to exhibit their works, but with the opportunity to share their inspiration and artistic process in special Meet the Artists talk before or after concerts. These give festival-goers the possibility to engage with the artists themselves, and find out more about their artistic creations. Having art and music together on the same stage moreover highlights the multi-arts nature of JAM on the Marsh.

For artists, the Call for Artists is a not only a great opportunity to be part of the festival, but to connect with our audience, introduce them to their work, build profile and sell works. It is a chance to get up close to outstanding art, find out more about the artists’ inspiration, and sometimes even participate in unique workshops. 


JAM Retrospective Exhibition 2022
Night Owl by Susan Pilcher

This year’s Call for Artists is open until Friday 27 October, 5pm. Artists are invited to submit a new or existing exhibition or event. There is no participation fee.

The submissions to the open call are reviewed by JAM on the Marsh Festival Curator Nicholas Cleobury, Artistic Director Edward Armitage, Head of Operations John Frederick Hudson and leading industry experts.

For details on how to submit, and to take a look at previous exhibitions, please visit:

We are grateful to all the artists who have submitted in previous years, and look forward to receiving many wonderful ideas for JAM on the Marsh 2024.