APPLY NOW: Open Call for first floor gallery space in Farringdon, London
LARGE FIRST FLOOR GALLERY SPACE 32-38 SAFFRON HILL, LONDON EC1N 8FH
We are looking for collectives of artists, curators or gallerists that would like to put on an exhibition in Central London – for 8 weeks at a time
There are 3 opportunities to use the space
27th March – 28th May
29th May- 23rd July
24th July – 17th September
*When you apply do note that earlier slots get less applicants so there’s a higher chance of success.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 19TH MARCH 6PM
The space is used for free – in return you will use the space fully & organise some public- facing events as part of your occupation. This could be a workshop, talk, performance or anything which supports your creative practices.
This space is on the first floor and is a bright, open plan gallery space with steel columns and warehouse style windows.
The space available has a new fully accessible raised floor, newly fitted kitchen for events
The first floor 3,469 sq ft / 322.28 sq m
We would want these units to be open at a minimum 3 or 4 days a week (ideally more, and hours to be agreed in advance).
Please confirm you will be willing to invigilate on a rota. This opportunity is open to artists that can easily access the space, so living within London
All applications must be made online using the link below, and must be received no later than 6pm on 19th March 2023.
This opportunity is open to curators or artists that can easily access the space, so living within an hour of the site. We are especially interested in how you engage the local community of Stratford. We will prioritise those that cannot normally afford exhibition space, and believe that this opportunity might help them reach the next stage of their career. We are committed to supporting creatives & communities most in need & will prioritise creatives who declare they are struggling – whether financially, mentally or physically.
We accept applications from all creative practitioners and we have a variety of sites coming up to host a variety of art forms. We understand application processes can be time consuming so we have restricted the answers to a maximum of 100 words.
For short term project space we have application periods of approximately 3/4 weeks. For each placement we create a short list of 5 proposals that we put forward to our selection panel that will be comprised of our trustees and a local Cultural Partner (such as a curator of a museum). The success of your application for both the short list and being selected by the panel will be based on your answers in the application form so please read the questions carefully and follow the guidelines.
The areas that we will focus on are: what you plan to use the space for, how it would develop your practice and most importantly – the public event(s). This could be an exhibition walk through, talk, performance or whatever best suits your practice. You do not need a fully formed event as we understand your work in the studio space may inform what you do but we want to see what your initial thoughts are. The objective for this is to engage local communities but also for us to show your work to a wider audience.
Lastly, in the event that you are not successful, we will keep your application on file in the case that we will have other opportunities to put you forward for. If you do not want us to keep your application on file please let us know [email protected]
We are considering applications to start from the end March 2023 onwards.