APPLY NOW: Former M&S Birkenhead, Merseyside
FREE EXHIBITION OR WORKSPACE OPPORTUNITIES
FOR GROUPS OF ARTISTS OR ART CHARITIES
Apply today: FORMER M&S GRANGE PRECINCT, BIRKENHEAD CH41 2YE
4 FLOORS OF FREE SPACE
We are looking for 4 collectives of artists or art organisations that would like free space for a minimum of 6 months
*Potentially longer term subject to review*
THERE ARE 4 OPPORTUNITIES TO USE THE SPACE
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 25TH JUNE 6PM
The space is used for free – in return you and your group 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 or cultural programming/your charity’s purposes
We ask you only apply if you are keen to collaborate with others as there will be one group per floor of the site and you will need to work closely together.
We would want these units to be used by each group at a minimum 3 or 4 days a week (ideally more, and hours to be agreed in advance).
All applications must be received no later than 6pm on 25th June 2023
This opportunity is open to artists and organisations that can easily access the space, so living within Birkenhead & Liverpool. We will prioritise those that cannot normally afford working or exhibition space, or organisations impacted by cost of living and/or have had their funding taken away, putting their organisation at risk. We are committed to supporting creatives & communities most in need & will prioritise creatives who declare they are struggling – whether financially, mentally or physically.
We are considering applications to start from July 2023 onwards.
All applications must be made online using the link below, and must be received no later than 6pm on 25th June 2023
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 triple the amount of exhibition opportunities that we have in the same site. We create a shortlist which 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]