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Apply today: We are looking for collectives of artists are looking for free exhibition space, to be part of a rolling programme.
You will need to apply as a group to use this large gallery space in East London
Unit 6 Sugar House Lane Stratford E15 2QS

There are several opportunities to use this space between June 2024 – June 2025

24th June – 4th August 2024
5th August – 15th September 2024
16th August – 27th October 2024
28th October – 8th December 2024
9th December – 19th January 2025
20th January – 2nd March 2025
3rd March – 13th April 2025
14th April – 26th May 2025

**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 Newham.

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

A 26 acre island in East London built on a thousand years of belief in reinvention. The distillery sheds, bonded warehouses and refineries of old have been transformed into an open community of homes, businesses, educators, artists and makers. A place where the future of East London will be dream

Application Deadline

All applications must be made online using the link below, and must be received no later than 6pm on 12th May 2024

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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