Artizan 2017 Solo Series

Deadline for submissions: 16/07/2017  |  Venue: Artizan Gallery  |  City: Torquay  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: Jacob Brandon

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We're excited to now be taking bookings for 2017 and announce that we will be running a solo series across four spaces in two venues. We're looking for artists of all abilities to participate and welcome speculative booking forms.

Artizan has been open for nearly two and half years now, running a range of stewarded, self-stewarded, group, solo, open and mixed exhibitions. We’ve learnt a lot along the way, developed and expanded the space and built a great local and national following.

With the offer of four spaces at the gallery for 2017 including the new rear gallery at Artizan, our basement space and the addition of a second gallery on Lucius Street – The Torbay Gallery managed by owner Andy Reed – next year is going to be bigger and better and we’re trying something a little bit different; The 2017 Solo Series.

The model for the year will see the three main gallery spaces each play host to one artist providing a full showcase of their work in a solo exhibition. These solo shows will be complimented by two open exhibitions in July and December into which all artists booking solo exhibitions will be automatically entered.

We’ve decided to run this model based on the success of solo exhibitions and shows featuring a smaller number of artists and we believe it represents the best opportunity for us to support our local artists. Feedback from regular and seasonal customers has suggested that our visitors want to explore a fuller body of an artist’s work and the early success of our café gallery (where we have trialed this) has shown it to be popular. Additionally, in having a smaller number of artists in each exhibition we hope to offer more focused promotional work and provide a greater array of digital and print content to engage our audience and client base.

With the continued provision of two annual open exhibitions and the offer of new and diverse spaces to display work, 2017 promises to raise our ability to support the local artistic community. The additional development of “The Belgravia Galleries” – a collaboration between The Gallery (Kevin Cowell), The Torbay Gallery (Andrew Reed) and Artizan Gallery – Lucius Street and the Belgrave area promise to become a destination for art.

Please select one of our spaces.

The Belgravia Galleries offer three main spaces for exhibiting. If you are a photographer, there may also be additional opportunities at The Gallery, also a part of Belgravia Galleries. Please contact us directly for more information. 

Artizan Main Gallery:

  • £175/week 
  • Minimum 3 week booking
  • 30% Commission
  • Reductions available for bookings longer than 3 weeks or for multiple spaces
  • Fully stewarded
  • Hang and launch night included

Artizan Garden Gallery:

  • £125/week 
  • Minimum 3 week booking
  • 30% Commission
  • Reductions available for bookings longer than 3 weeks or for multiple spaces
  • Fully stewarded
  • Hang and launch night included

The Torbay Gallery:

  • £175/week 
  • Minimum 3 week booking
  • 30% Commission
  • Reductions available for bookings longer than 3 weeks or for multiple spaces
  • Fully stewarded
  • Hang and launch night included

Basement Gallery

  • £100/week
  • Commission starts at 20%
Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone, but our priority is to support local artists. As such we will first consider applicants living, working or with links to Devon.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for this exhibition is open ended but the latest we will consider applications is one month in advance of an exhibition period.
How many works can I submit?
Belgravia Galleries have a number of spaces capable of holding a variety of bodies of work. We recommend visiting the spaces where possible but our website and booking documents have dimensions to assist you in determining which space to book.
When is the delivery date?
We require delivery of work no later than one week prior to your exhibition period unless agreed otherwise.
When do I need to collect my work?
We can hold work free of charge for one week after the exhibition period. After this work is held at a rate of £10/day.
How much does it cost?
Weekly hire starts at £100 for eligible artists. There is no submission fee for this application.
Are there payments to artists?
Artists receive a minimum of 60% of the value of any sales.
Is there a private view / opening?
An artist preview is included in the submission fee. Additional events and functions can be arranged at the artists request.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Belgravia Galleries open 10:30-16:30 Monday - Saturday
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
We provide extensive online and digital promotion on our website, social media and across a number of events management sites. Additionally, we promote exhibitions and artist previews to an extensive mailing list. We also advertise in local publications which reach over 10,000 households and deliver 1000 mail invitations to artist previews. The the galleries are situated in an area with a high number of hotels and we work carefully to promote exhibitions to the guests here.
Do I need to be present?
All exhibitions are fully stewarded though self-steward options are available. We do ask that artists attend Artist Previews.
How do you decide on proposals?
The galleries decide on proposals based on the artists locality and the quality of their work.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We aim to confirm applications as soon as possible. We will then confirm exact dates and ask for one weeks deposit to secure your booking.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We welcome any proposals for exhibitions of one artists work. Additionally we will consider small groups where multiple spaces are being booked.

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