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Art Map London; art community, gallery reviews, and creative opportunities in London

Published: 22/09/2015  

This month CuratorSpace speaks with Jenny Judova from Art Map London. We find out how and why she set it up, what services the organisation offers artists to artists and curators, what their plans are for the future, and how you can get involved.

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Sunny Bank Mills

A Beautiful Art Gallery, Shop & Tea Room in Farsley, Leeds

Sunny Bank Mills Gallery is an art, design and culture space housed in a light and tranquil 3000 sq ft old cloth warehouse.

The Gallery is the creative hub of the Mill and the local community,...

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Open Call 2017 - Isherwood Gallery at The Old Courts

Deadline: 16/01/2017   Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester  

Exhibition proposals for The Old Courts 2017 gallery program are invited from artists & curators.

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Open call for emerging northern talent who look at the human form in visual art and performance

Deadline: 16/01/2017   Location: Manchester  

A showcase of emerging northern talent whose work looks at the human form in visual art and performance curated by Redeye's photography networks member.

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Berwick Visual Arts

Berwick Visual Arts is an initiative managed by The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, which also manages The Maltings Theatre & Cinema.

We are committed to developing a welcoming and engaging environment of exceptional, ambitious visual art to inspire, challenge and encourage learning and...

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Derby based Artcore's Artist in Residence Opportunity (including bursary )

Deadline: 16/01/2017   Location: Derby, Derbyshire  

Artcore is offering a 2-month Artist in Residence Opportunity for 2 artists at our gallery space in Derby. Artists will work in a shared space, enabling discussion, interaction and collaboration. Each artist will be given a bursary to develop a body of work and a mentor to guide them. The residency will end with a Bridge the Gap Artists in Residence Exhibition and launch event. Local and national marketing support will be provided by Artcore and e-catalogues will be produced to support the artist.

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Ones to Watch 2017

Deadline: 18/01/2017   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

We are looking for Yorkshire based emerging talent in any creative discipline for our fourth annual emerging artists and makers exhibition.

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East Street Arts

East Street Arts is a contemporary arts organisation in Leeds. Our mission is to focus on the development of artists through our events programme, membership activities, professional development and studio/facility provision.

Patrick Studios is a bespoke venue for artists and provides...

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Saltaire Arts Trail Makers Fair 2017

Deadline: 20/01/2017   Location: Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire  

*Deadline extended to 20th January* Call for exhibitors to show at the Makers Fair at Saltaire Arts Trail, 27-29 May 2017. We are looking for artists and designer-makers in a wide range of disciplines to exhibit work over the three days of May Bank Holiday in gorgeous Victoria Hall at the heart of The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Saltaire. The event is part of an annual festival of contemporary visual art sited in the unique public and private spaces of the village. We are looking to select and showcase high-quality, innovative work in ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass, metal, artists' books, paper, leather, wood, furniture, plastics, fashion textiles and accessories, printmaking and mixed media.

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Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses 2017

Deadline: 20/01/2017   Location: Saltaire, Bradford, West Yorkshire  

*Deadline extended to 20th January* Call for proposals from visual artists to exhibit work as part of Saltaire Arts Trail Open Houses 27-29 May 2017. The annual Arts Trail opens up the UNESCO World Heritage Site to visitors by presenting great contemporary art within its public and private spaces, and the Open Houses make use of Grade II listed mill cottages at the invitation of the owners, giving artists a unique exhibiting opportunity.

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The Annex Collection

The Annex Collection is an independent arts organisation designed to support artists with a small injection of funds to assist with the continuation of practice.  

The Collection asks that the artist who is granted the £500...

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Caribbean In/securities and Creativity

Deadline: 23/01/2017   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

In collaboration with the CARISCC network, East Street Arts are pleased to be able to offer this commission opportunity to produce work that responds to the research project Caribbean In/securities and Creativity.

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(...) An Artist Cookbook

Deadline: 25/01/2017   Location: Glasgow, Lanarkshire  

Creativity connects us everywhere. The interesting idea is: can we take the creativity that we work with and make it work in a different context? Creativity is about interdependence, interconnectedness. I see myself in the other. My surrounding reflects me, and this means the surrounding carries the idea. Creativity is not in an object but way more in the consequences of it. Creativity is about how we feel connected in our world. Cooking or just even tidying can be a creative act that you can learn something from. I propose to gather artist around that idea by doing a simple act, taking a photography of their kitchen and write down a meal that they had that day. A physical edition will be made (an Artist cookbook) gathering recipe and photography.

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News article

Free curator programme and networking events at the Manchester Contemporary 2015

Published: 15/09/2015  

This year the Manchester Contemporary will be running a curator programme giving art professionals a chance to network with their peers and get an inside look at the event.

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Bank Street Arts

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The isthisit? Residency

Deadline: 25/01/2017   Location: London, London  

Open call for submissions for an online, month long, residency - to be featured on the isthisit? website

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Open Call: Submissions wanted for an online artist residency using 3D modeling software SketchUp

Deadline: 25/01/2017   Location:   

The SketchUp Residency is a project created and curated by artists Sid and Jim. Participating artists are asked to use 3D modelling software 'SketchUp' for the duration of their term. Using the SketchUp Marketplace Sid and Jim will curate a series of models to be used as the location of each residency. Artists might want to consider the location, medium, the SketchUp marketplace and of course, their own practice when forming concepts for their work; they are allowed to use any of the features that SketchUp offers.

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Cupola Contemporary Art

Cupola Contemporary Art was established in 1991 and has grown to become on eof the largest most highly respected privately run contemporary art galleries in the North of England.  With a reputation for quality shows and innovation, the gallery regualrly hosts approximately 10 themed or solo...

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A217 Gallery - Open Call - Rolling Deadline

Deadline: 26/01/2017   Location: London, London  

Open call for submissions to a new London gallery, holding exhibitions on a monthly basis.

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Sound/Live Art Exhibit

Deadline: 28/01/2017   Location: London, London  

We're accepting submissions for an experimental night of sound and performance on March 15th at The Morgue (Chelsea College of Art). We are looking for submissions of live art, live sound, and sound/performance installation. No strict criteria as such - collaborations and experimentation is encouraged!

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The Biscuit Factory Gallery

The Biscuit Factory is the UK’s largest art, craft & design gallery set in the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces set over two floors display a range of exciting contemporary art, sculpture, original prints and...

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inhabit

Deadline: 29/01/2017   Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear  

Open call to artists for submissions for a new week-long online residency taking place in February.

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Artists' Book Market BALTIC 2017 - call for Exhibitors

Deadline: 31/01/2017   Location: Gateshead, Tyne and Wear  

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead plays host to an annual & national two day Artists’ Book Market. Submissions for tables are welcome from artists, bookmakers, small press publishers, artist’s groups, zine artists, bookbinders, trade and suppliers.

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Glug Leeds

Glug is a series of events for the design and creative community. Our showcase event is held in London but there are now many other events around the world.

Based around a series of talks and informal networking, Glug has become one of the most exciting, credible and well attended...

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isthisit? - open call

Deadline: 31/01/2017   Location: London, London  

Open call for submissions for an online gallery space - with a new exhibition every week

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AiR opportunity at The Auxiliary, North Yorkshire

Deadline: 01/02/2017   Location: Stockton on Tees, North Yorkshire  

The Auxiliary is now accepting submissions for their 2017 AiR programme. We are seeking artists whose practices are bold, experimental and challenging.

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WE ARE

WE ARE a Wakefield based social enterprise providing a platform for emerging creatives through collaborative projects.

WE ARE focused on encouraging and growing Wakefield’s creative scene. We do this through curating events and exhibitions that engage people with the Arts and by...

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News article

CuratorSpace and Axisweb team up

Published: 12/08/2015  

We’re always looking for ways to improve our service and to deliver more to our members. To this end, Curatorspace and Axisweb have teamed up in what they hope will be the first of many ventures. The current arrangement allows open calls listed on CuratorSpace to be automatically sent to Axisweb, where they can be reviewed and included in Axisweb listings.

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Upcoming opportunity

SheFest Exhibition - Call for Artists

Deadline: 01/02/2017   Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire  

SheFest, Sheffield’s Fringe Festival for International Women's Day, is a programme of events celebrating women with the main event on Saturday 11th March. The SheFest Exhibition (title tbc) is an opportunity for artists to explore issues around womanhood and feminism.

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OPEN CALL FOR UNUSUAL ART RESIDENCY PROGRAM "WORLD OF CO" STARTING MARCH 2017

Deadline: 01/02/2017   Location: Sofia  

OPEN CALL FOR UNUSUAL ART RESIDENCY PROGRAM STARTING MARCH 2017! WORLD OF CO is a warm and friendly Art Residency program located in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is meant for artists from all over the world.

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Leeds City Council

The Arts Development Team runs a funding scheme and a programme of cultural events throughout the year.  

Our aim is to:

  • CREATE opportunities for local people to take part in the cultural life of the city;
  • SUPPORT local artists and arts organisations working in...

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In Pursuit of Error

Deadline: 03/02/2017   Location: Online, Cheshire  

In Pursuit of Error is a practice research project which investigates the photographic 'mis-take'.

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Corridor8 Writing Residency at serf Studios

Deadline: 03/02/2017   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

Corridor8 (platform for contemporary art and writing in the North of England) and serf (an artist-led studios and project space in Leeds) invites proposals for an early-career writer to respond to the work of artist-curator William Noel Clarke.

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The Art House

The Art House provide Time, Space and Support for artists to develop their work and connect with audiences.

We do this through:

  • Residencies and artist commissions
  • Artist Mentoring, focused on artist development
  • Artist-led sharing of best...

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Jane's Walk Festival, Leeds

Deadline: 04/02/2017   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

We are looking for proposals for Leeds walks for the global Jane's Walks Festival on 5-7 May 2017. Leeds is taking part for the first time. Walks can be of any type, as long as they are within Leeds during that weekend

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The morning boat call for projects. A public art program on the island of Jersey.

Deadline: 10/02/2017   Location: Jersey, Channel Islands  

Applications are now being accepted for The morning boat, a fully funded research and production residency on the island of Jersey. Artists are asked to explore and reflect on agricultural and fishing practices in Jersey and the impact they have on people's lives. An emphasis is placed on live extraordinary public art events.

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Saltaire Inspired

Saltaire Inspired is an ambitious arts charity, creating quality contemporary arts events in unique settings.

We have a vision to establish Saltaire as an internationally recognised centre for the visual arts, inspiring people of all ages and...

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Fire Station Artists’ Studios Dublin: Open Call Curator Residencies 2017/18

Deadline: 17/02/2017   Location: Dublin  

Fire Station Artists’ Studios in Dublin, Ireland invites curators to apply for short term flexible residencies in Fire Station for 2017/18. The aim of this residency programme is to provide opportunities for international curators to familiarise themselves with the Irish visual art scene, undertake research and make connections. Through these residencies Fire Station aims to build links and foster collaborations between Irish artists, curators, art institutions and their artistic peers internationally. During this period, Fire Station facilitates a series of studio visits and meetings with artists and professionals involved in the Irish contemporary arts sector. The residency duration is one week to one month, depending on needs of the curator, with no structured outcome prescribed. This residency aims to foster and develop new connections and opportunities within Ireland and internationally for visual artists and curators.

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Perception - Open submission at Cupola Gallery

Deadline: 23/02/2017   Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire  

Cupola Contemporary Art is looking for artists that explore perception as part of their practice.

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Mirador

Mirador celebrates and is inspired by people discovering how magical it is when arts, culture and heritage merge. We originate, research, develop and deliver unique and enthralling heritage projects that matter to communities and help them create a legacy. Based in...

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News article

Artists' Union England celebrate their first birthday

Published: 28/04/2015  

Launched on 1st May 2014, Artist Union England started with 12 founding members. It now has over 500, and represents and provides support to visual and applied artists and artists with socially engaged practices. Their aim is to present artists at a strategic decision-making level, and to positively influence the role artists play within society.

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Open call for writers and artists for creative-critical work

Deadline: 26/02/2017   Location:   

Seam Editions are looking for pieces of creative-critical work for online and print publication.

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Camarades Art Competition

Deadline: 28/02/2017   Location: London  

CAMARADAS - UK - Mexico Art Competition

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Left Bank Leeds

Left Bank Leeds is a multidisciplinary arts venue set an amazing Grade II* listed former church building. Our mission is to preserve our amazing venue in order to inspire and empower our community via a sustainable programme of arts and events that promotes creativity, connection and...

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Expressions of interest for exhibitions in York Hospital

Deadline: 01/03/2017   Location: York, Scarborough, Bridlington, Malton, Eastingwold and Selby, North Yorkshire  

If you're interested in exhibiting within one of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's hospitals we'd love to hear from you!

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DesignMarket 2017, 9–11 June 2017

Deadline: 14/03/2017   Location: Edinburgh, Midlothian  

The Fruitmarket Gallery throws its annual design fair, in cahoots with our event partner Creative Edinburgh, filling the galleries with all manner of print, jewellery, fashion and homeware, and platforming design talent in talks and workshops you can try your hand in.

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The Exchange @ Brunswick East

The Exchange is an independent bookstore formed from an (ever growing) collection of independently produced artists books, zines and comics from over 50 artists and arts collectives. All items within the collection are available for sale with all proceeds going directly to the artists (it’s...

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Open Call Long term residency program in Marrakesh // Morocco 2017-2018

Deadline: 20/03/2017   Location: Marrakech  

The QUEENS COLLECTIVE is a place and artistic collective where creation can blossom through the collective mind. It is a space for movement and stillness, for body and mind. A nourishing environment for artistic energy where exhibitions, encounters, performances, collaborations, workshops, social projects and artists come together. A meeting ground and incubator into the Moroccan and Arabic art world, culture and traditions. Artists who are interested in living and working within a communal setting whilst fully engaging in the Moroccan culture and lifestyle are welcome to apply to become a member of the QUEENS COLLECTIVE.

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Call for artists: B#SIDE WAR PROJECT - International Art Festival on war’s legacies

Deadline: 31/03/2017   Location:   

This call for artists aims at researching artistic contributions for the international festival B#SIDE WAR on the issue of war. We are looking for artists interested on war themes such as captivity, prisons, multi-vocal and poly-focal vision of history, war memories, memento mori e vanitas, colonial wars, colonialism and re-interpretation of war objects.

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Creative Arts Hub / Batley Art Gallery

Mark Milnes is a practising Artist and Curator/Arts Development Worker. He worked as Development Officer for Mirfield’s West Yorkshire Print Workshop from 2007 to 2011, and has managed the exhibitions programme at Batley Art Gallery since 2005. Mark is Artistic Director of Creative Arts...

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Lumen Residency Atina, Italy 2017

Deadline: 31/03/2017   Location: Atina, Italy  

Join Lumen for a two week residency in rural Italy focusing on the themes of astronomy and light. We aim to inspire a dialogue about how humanity understands existence.

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'Manuscript'

Deadline: 01/06/2017   Location:   

'Manuscript' is typically defined as; the original text of an author's work, any text not printed, a book or document written before the invention of printing. In the digital age where artists self publishing is increasingly popular the idea of Manuscript takes on much broader meaning. We are looking for written contributions and art works which respond to the theme 'Manuscript' for publication in early 2018. Contributions can be up to three thousand word essays, shorter written provocations and artist pages.

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The Tetley

The Tetley is a centre for contemporary art and learning in a landmark heritage building.

Centred around creativity, innovation and experimentation, The Tetley is a place for the development of artistic talent. Working with a spectrum of early career and established artists based in...

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Studio Spaces with Assembly House & Lady Beck

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: LEEDS, West Yorkshire  

Assembly House is an artist-led Studio provider based in Leeds that currently has studios available across both it's main site and the recently launched Lady Beck. Assembly House focuses on developing and sustaining engaged artistic communities. If your interested in getting involved please get in touch.

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News article

New art agency ARTbound Community aims to help artists sell more work

Published: 28/04/2015  

ARTbound Community is an organisation that aims to nurture and enhance the creative career paths of artists, and other creative practitioners, by offering advice, support, and creating participatory opportunities and events.

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Callback Open Call

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: London, London  

G George invites you to submit to Callback, a series of contemporary art events beginning in the Winter of 2016.

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Lumen

Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. 

Through art, exhibitions and seminars we aim to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence. The members of...

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Keyhole Gallery: call for expressions of interest

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire  

Our Keyhole Gallery is, by quite a distance, the smallest of the various exhibition spaces that make up Bank Street Arts. We’re interested in hearing about what artists, makers or curators think that they could do with the space, with a view to us turning it over to several people during the next couple of years.

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Header images for CuratorSpace

Deadline: Ongoing   Location:   

CuratorSpace are looking for exciting images of artworks to feature on our social media and web platforms.

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Lara Goodband

Independent Art Curator working with artists to explore museum collections and unusual places & spaces. I create new arts projects through participatory practice. I am a Lead Artist of Sea Swim www.seaswim.co.uk and Curator of Sea Swim's touring exhibition Head Above...

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The Stalls Makers Market - Open Call For Artists & Makers

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire  

The Stalls are looking for talented artists and makers to take part in our Makers Market in the heart of Leeds city centre.

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Brighton Film Club

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: Brighton, East Sussex  

Brighton Film Club is a monthly short film night. We are looking for short films and animations.

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The Artists' Pool

The Artists' Pool....exploring all aspects of the arts, where artists collaborate and cultivate their creative ideas individually and as a group.

We organise and curate exhibitions and creative events for group and solo shows.

We also work with chairities and community projects...

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Artist run bookshop seeking independently published artist books

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: London, London  

The Exchange @ Brunswick East is an artist led project in an artist led space. The Exchange is a space which facilitates artists connecting with the general public though book or 'bound' form. We are seeking independently published works whether that be in the form of a book, comic, zine, essentially any works (written, visual or both!) that are bound, to feature within our coffee shop bookstore based in Dalston, London.

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CoCA Shop

Deadline: Ongoing   Location: York, North Yorkshire  

York Art Gallery opened its Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) in August 2015, following a major £8 million development project. CoCA aims to encourage the understanding and enjoyment of British studio ceramics. A new retail space on the first floor offers the opportunity to sell high quality ceramics to visitors.

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Theresa Easton

Theresa Easton’s art practice has a history connected with printmaking and its associated materials and processes including paper, etched metal, screen printed glass and more recently book making. Zines, posters & chap...

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News article

Planning an open call for an exhibition, residency, commission, etc?

Published: 14/04/2015  

CuratorSpace is not another listings site, it's a submission management system. We've also added new features to make managing your submissions even easier.

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