Below is a list of art "opportunities" / "jobs" I'm very busy not applying for.
All proceeds going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Nothing for artists themselves, who clearly have no bills to pay at all.
A slave lottery
Work may or may not be selected, and then there's no payment.
Rich people only
If you have £995 + VAT, perhaps languishing in an offshore tax haven, you could apply for this.
If you would like to be paid to create something innovative, or have a proposal for new work that will cost more than £995 + VAT to produce, forget it.
Tempting, but entry fees are off-putting
What guarantee is there that I will recover the cost? In a week after I've paid all the bills, and every £15 entry fee just gets added to an ever-growing list of exhibitions that are happy to take money, but not to refund it if work isn't selected.