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Are you a self-taught artist? Want to exhibit at Tate Modern?

Undiscovered artists could soon see their work displayed at Tate Modern as part of its tenth anniversary celebrations.

The Museum of Everything is calling all non-exhibited artists to submit their work to 'Exhibition #2' which will be held at Tate Modern this month as part of the 'No Soul For Sale' festival celebrating its tenth birthday.

The Museum of Everything is an art space for non-traditional and marginal artists and is one of over 70 independent collectives invited by the Tate to create unique projects as part of the three-day festival.

"The artists we are looking for are not professionally trained," says Melissa Emery from the Museum of Everything.

"They are self-taught usually and some do not even consider themselves artists, such as those working in secret or those with developmental disabilities."

To enter, budding artists are invited to take their unframed work in person to the Tate Modern from 14 to 16 May where a panel of artists and curators will decide if it is right for the show.

"For this exhibition, we are limiting our search to works on paper," said Melissa. "The art has to be brought in person because we're only a small operation and can't really manage this any other way."

If successful, their work will be displayed in the world's most visited gallery of modern art, published in a catalogue and invited to enter the Museum of Everything's permanent collection.

"We're really excited to see what arrives as it's an experiment for us," said Melissa.

"It's a fantastic opportunity for people to join in with the country's unusual and hidden creative activity."

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