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APPLY NOW: 50 celebration avenue, Stratford E20


Apply today: two huge spaces for free exhibition opportunities in East Village Stratford. 50 Celebration Avenue, London E20.
In partnership with @wearegetliving and @eastvillagelondon

We are looking for groups of artists or a curator with group show that would like to put on an exhibition in East London – for up to 5 weeks at a time
The space is divided into two to have 2 exhibitions running simultaneously. One exhibition in Space 1 and another in Space 2.
There are three opportunities to use the space, please tell us which (or you can select all dates to increase the likelihood of success) when you apply.


26th FEBRUARY – 23rd APRIL
24th APRIL – 26th MAY 2024

**top tip** the earlier slots have a higher chance of success.

In return for the free space 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.

Please pay special attention to the public programme element. We will prioritise applications that consider engaging the local communities in Stratford.

We would want these units to be open at a minimum 12 – 6pm Thursday to Sunday so please confirm you will be able to organise this management amongst your collective

Get Living is the UK’s leading build-to-rent operator of large-scale neighbourhoods. A pioneer in the build to rent sector, Get Living’s market-leading expertise is derived from over nine years of actively operating the UK’s most prominent build to rent asset, East Village. Get Living’s portfolio includes circa 4,000 homes for rent across three neighbourhoods: East Village and Elephant Central in London and New Maker Yards at Middlewood Locks, Manchester


Application Deadline

All applications must be made online using the link below, and must be received no later than 6pm on 5th November 2023


We are particularly interested in creatives who are able to access the space easily, cannot afford exhibition space, or would see this opportunity to test the commercial viability of their creative practice to 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.

Application Process

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]

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