Artist Call out | Platform for Emerging Arts #19 exhibition

Deadline: 14/07/2018  |  Published: 29/06/2018  |  Venue: Leyden Gallery  |  City: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Lindsay Moran

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This is a call-out to artists who identify as emerging and who wish to participate in a curated group exhibition as part of Leyden Gallery’s quarterly lease programme Platform for Emerging Arts. Proposed Exhibition dates 22nd Aug – 1st Sept 2018

This is a unique opportunity to exhibit new work as part of a group show at an innovative and reputable London art gallery. This platform show forms part of the gallery ethos, which aims to promote emerging contemporary artists in relation to established and recognised names in the art world.

This opportunity arises only once every quarter year when the gallery enables emergent and unrepresented artists (both national and International) to submit work to them for consideration in order to appear as part of their gallery lease programme, which is offered at exceptional value.

Following the successful realisation of their previous Platform Exhibitions, they are once again inviting innovative and talented artists to apply for the chance to exhibit their work. This is an open call for work in all mediums.

The Platform Exhibition programme for unrepresented artists also offers the gallery a first-hand opportunity to work with artists who may later be considered for future representation in non-leased curated shows. The gallery does continue to work with many of the artists who have previously exhibited as part of the Platform shows.

How to apply:

Artists should apply with up to 3 works which represent their practice. 
Selected artists will then be invited for interview which can be held in person or via Skype. 


The cost for selected artists is £550 each which covers the cost of installation (if required), invigilation, print costs, marketing and private view.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists, both national and international, who identify as emerging.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for Platform #19 applications is the 14th July, although we will accept late applications for consideration in future platform exhibitions
How many works can I submit?
Up to three works can be submitted for consideration - although if the application is successful - the works submitted may be different from those selected for the exhibition.
How much does it cost?
£550 each for the two week exhibition including installation (if required), invigilation, print costs, marketing and private view.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes. The private view will be fully organised by Leyden Gallery, who will provide staff and a licensed bar. Experienced staff will be available on the night to help with sales and to introduce guests to artists.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Tuesday - Friday 11am -7pm Saturday midday - 6pm
plus other late events as agreed
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
An exhibition press release will be written by the gallery curator and an extensive mail out will be sent to all major and local press sites, including online press and major art blog sites. With an extensive mailing list details are sent out to all those interested and working in the arts including collectors, dealers, curators, art writers, academics. The exhibition will also feature as a permanent page on the Leyden Gallery web site, with each artist given a page representing their work.
Do I need to be present?
No, although if successful in the first stage of the application, there is a second stage interview, which can be done via skype for international artists.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If successful in the first stage of application you will be invited to attend an interview to the second/final stage of selection

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