artsdepot Gallery Commission - May 2018

6 Feb 2018 – 19 Feb 2018

London, United Kingdom


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We're seeking to commission an exhibition and/or installation to be presented in the Apthorp Gallery. The exhibition will be one week long and will take place during the May Half Term school holiday.


Artist brief:
We are looking for an exhibition and/or installation to animate the entire space of the Apthorp Gallery in a creative way that both is inclusive to our audiences and complements our existing programme. We are located in North Finchley and will have family theatre shows in the venue over the Half Term period. The work will need to be engaging for all ages and suit a very busy venue.

Taking on board the brief we would like to hear your ideas and approach for the exhibition no later than Monday 19 February 2018.

Applications should include:
1)    A description of the idea and works (100 words maximum)
2)    Proposed commission in more detail (1 side of A4 maximum)
3)    Artist statement (500 words maximum)
4)    Artist CV (1 side of A4 maximum)
5)    Images of works with completed image list, the combined size of emailed attachments must be NO MORE THAN 5MB; larger files may be submitted on CD

Exhibitions dates:
May Half Term 2018:
Install: Saturday 26 May 2018 - artsdepot will provide staff to help with the install of work
Exhibition: Sunday 27 May – Saturday 2 June 2018
De-install: Sunday 3 June 2018

Please note the install and de-install must take place within a one-day timeframe.

1 week exhibition/installation
The total budget for the commission is £1,000 to cover all preparation, design, making, materials, and delivery and installation costs. This would be paid in 2 installations £500 upon signing of a contract and £500 on completion. Artists must submit a budget breakdown.

Please read all the Supporting Information before submitting an application. This can be found in the 'Download' section on this page.

All submissions should be made to Holiday Donaldson at artsdepot
By email: gallery@artsdepot.co.uk
By post: artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London, N12 0GA

Please ensure your entry is clearly labelled ‘Gallery - 2018 Commission’

All submissions must arrive no later than 10am on Monday 19 February 2018. Late submissions will not be accepted. Interviews will be held on Thursday 22 & Friday 23 February 2018.

If you have not heard from artsdepot by Monday 26 February 2018 then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. We are unable to reply and give feedback to unsuccessful applications.

If you have any questions please email gallery@artsdepot.co.uk (please note that this e-mail account is checked intermittently and there may be a delay to your enquiry).


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