Art Textiles Made in Britain. Call for EMERGING and ESTABLISHED Guest Artists

Deadline: 01/09/2019  |  Published: 22/07/2019  |  City: Birmingham  |  Region: West Midlands  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Rosie James

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Art Textiles Made in Britain are a group of Textile Artists who exhibit and promote textile art in Britain. We are currently looking for a "NEW AND EMERGING" and an "ESTABLISHED" UK based textile artist to exhibit with us as a guest at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham 2020 (and then tour to various venues throughout 2020)

Art Textiles Made in Britain is keen on supporting EMERGING textile artists, someone who has just completed a course of study or is perhaps just about to graduate. Someone who has not yet had much opportunity to show their work.

We are also looking for an ESTABLISHED textile artist (at least 5 years since graduating) with a regular exhibition profile in the UK.

You will need to be UK based, and you would need to be willing to exhibit new work or existing work appropriate to the theme "FOUND".

You would be responsible for getting your work to the venue at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts which will run from 30th July - 2nd August 2020. We would also expect the successful applicants to help with the hanging of the show and the take down on the last day if possible.

The “Found” show will then tour to various venues, not yet confirmed.

We would like to see up to 6 images of your existing work. This does not have to be work which you would show at the exhibition. However we would also like to know what ideas you might have as to new work you might make in response to the theme "Found".

Please let us know whether you are Emerging or Established when making your submission.  

Have a look at the website for more information about the group:


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any Emerging or Established artist in the UK whose work is textile based.
When is the deadline?
1st September 2019
How many works can I submit?
The selected artist may exhibit several works once we know how much space we have available.
When is the delivery date?
28/29th August 2020 which is the set up dates of the Festival of Quilts.
When do I need to collect my work?
After the Festival of Quilts in 2020 the show will tour to various venues, these have not been finalised yet. But you will be able to collected your after the last show which may be at the end of 2020.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost, but you will responsible for getting your work to Birmingham for the Festival of Quilts, you will also need to help hang your work, and to take it down at the end of the show on August 2nd 2020
Are there payments to artists?
Is there a private view / opening?
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Check out the Festival of Quilts website for more details
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, please check for more details
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The exhibition will be promoted by the Art textiles Made in Britain website, FB and Instagram pages and also through the Festival of Quilts.
Do I need to be present?
Yes you will need to be there for the set up and the take down and also to invigilate if possible. We will liaise with the selected artist on this.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are looking for new and exciting textile art work. This can take any form, it does not necessarily have to be wall based, it may be 3D or an installation for instance. The exhibition has the theme "FOUND", your existing work may fit this theme or you may make new work exploring it. If you intend to make new work you need to give us an idea as to what you might do.
What happens if my work is selected?
We will contact the successful artists as soon as we have gone through all the submissions, this may take at least 4 weeks after the deadline date.

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