Plymouth College of Art is seeking applications for exhibition proposals from contemporary visual artists based in the South West Region.
The South West Showcase is a recurring project established in 2013 as a strategic response to the lack of talent development and professional exhibition opportunities for artists based in the region. The showcase aims to support contemporary artists working and living in the South West through a year-long programme of mentoring and support with an exhibition outcome; presenting a long-term commitment to profiling and supporting the practices of artists in this region.
Two artists will be selected for solo exhibitions in the Gallery in 2022. Exact dates for each exhibition are to be confirmed but are expected to fall between January and September 2020.
Artists will be awarded a fee of £2000 to produce their exhibition. Additionally there will be a flexible budget of £3000 to cover costs including production, travel and accommodation and transportation.
be operating professionally with a track record of presenting work in professional exhibition contexts.
be able to demonstrate their ability to deliver a high quality, ambitious solo show.
have their own public liability insurance and be registered as self-employed.
be based within the South West region, which is defined by Arts Council England as including:
Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, South Gloucestershire, Southampton, Swindon, Torbay and Wiltshire.
As part of the specified fee, artists are expected to give a public talk about their work (this may take place online or at Plymouth College of Art), attend their private view event and take an active role in the production and installation of the exhibition. Additionally artists are expected to work with the gallery team to support student engagement and with the marketing and gallery team to support promotion and the production of a Gallery Short video.
For further information and to apply, please follow the web link below. Deadline for applications is 7th March.
Plymouth College of Art
7 Mar 2021
£2000 fee, plus £3000 budget for costs.