Artizan Gallery 2019 Exhibition Proposals

Deadline: 18/11/2018  |  Published: 05/10/2018  |  Venue: Artizan Gallery  |  City: English Riviera  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Artizan Gallery

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Artizan Gallery seeks exhibitors for its 2019 exhibition series. After a successful year in 2018 which has seen the gallery expand its work with a series of well-received solo and group shows, curated open exhibitions, a headline Summer Exhibition for Torbay, and collaboration on a new art fair in association with Torquay Boys’ Grammar School, 2019 promises to see Artizan reach new audiences through its main programme. With the return of several of the Gallery’s popular annual opportunities now calendared, Artizan is seeking applications for solo and group shows which will compliment its offer for 2019.

About the Space

The Artizan Main Gallery has been our primary exhibition space since opening in 2014. A large open space with high ceilings, white walls and “Artizan Blue” floorboards and highlights, all of which offer an attractive venue for exhibiting. With the supporting Garden Gallery and Basement Gallery attached, it is Artizan’s central exhibition space offering a diverse array of art to collectors and visitors throughout the year. With 20m of hanging space, plus additional flexible window and easel display areas, there’s plenty of space for a variety of exhibition styles and opportunities.

Exhibiting at Artizan

All exhibitions with Artizan are fully stewarded with hanging managed by our in-house team. Promotion is carried out across a broad network of physical locations and postal marketing as well as to an extensive online audience with a full range of video, photographic and design activity included as standard. The gallery handles press releasing for all shows and can offer assistance with personal press activity and digital marketing tools.

A dedicated exhibition page will be hosted on our sister site with full e-commerce functionality as well as listing on our main site and a minimum of 12 other online listing locations. Every exhibition also appears in local print media whilst the Gallery is advertised generally across a wide spectrum of high end Torbay publications, as well as their own annual print programme.

Staffing costs for a 2-hour artist preview are included with every booking, where participants can provide their own drinks and catering or pay an additional small fee for Artizan to arrange this. Artist Previews are promoted to our network but are primarily reserved for hosting the invited guests of participating artists, with the gallery’s own clients hosted on a personal basis throughout the year.

Proposals Sought

For 2019, Artizan is looking to continue to expand the breadth of its cultural offer and hopes to welcome many and varied proposals for use of the space. Below are just some of the options for potential models but we are also happy to consider other proposals covering different criteria.

All exhibitions can be operated on a commercial or non-commercial basis, though additional fees apply for the latter. Whilst the space is primarily suited to the display of 2D, wall-hung work, it also works exceptionally well for exhibitions which draw together 2D and 3D work to compliment each other, and Artizan also welcomes proposals for pure 3D/sculptural shows.

Solo Show

A showcase of a single artists work, be it an explored series or elaborative retrospective exhibition.

Group Show

An exhibition featuring the work of a small number of artists working in complimentary styles or reflecting on a common theme. Artizan classes a group show as having a maximum of four wall artists with a maximum of three supporting 3D artists. All group shows must be self-managed with Artizan communicating with the lead artist for administration of the exhibition. Group shows still benefit from full-stewarding and all other services part of a standard booking with Artizan.

Open Show

Self-managed open shows are considered as any exhibition welcoming upwards of 10 artists with a lower limit on the number of exhibited works per artist; a maximum of three works is normally recommended. Artizan Gallery hosts several its own open exhibitions every year but welcomes other artists and groups to coordinate their own open submission shows to be hosted at the gallery. As with group shows, Artizan will communicate with the lead artist only who is responsible for managing submissions and coordinating the exhibition. All open proposals will be required to work with Artizan from the point of acceptance to determine a schedule for delivery of the exhibition.

Curated Shows and Concept Proposals

Artizan is also interested to receive submissions from curators interested in delivering unique exhibitions and calls with the gallery, particularly proposals which connect with other cultural activity on the English Riviera, reflect on local heritage, or engage with social issues, as well as those which deal with wider national or international activity.

Conditions of Entry

  • All applications are made for consideration only and do not constitute a confirmed booking.
  • All applications require a completed submission form and signed copy of the Terms and Conditions for consideration.
  • If your exhibition is largely 3D work, or requires complex installation, you may be requested to visit the space to ensure its suitability.
  • All applications can express a preference for the month of their exhibition, but this does not guarantee this window will be allocated
  • No fees are payable at the point of application
  • All applications will be considered by the Artizan team and selected other partners when relevant

The first round of applications will be considered towards the middle of November.

About the Opportunity

Available Dates

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December

Deadline for Submissions

The first round of applications will be considered in mid-November with the final confirmation of the 2019 calendar being confirmed no later than December 10th




Low Season (Dec-Feb):

  • £185/week for 2 weeks or less, 30% commission
  • £175/week for 3 weeks or more (up to 4 weeks), 25% commission

Mid Season (Mar-Apr / Oct-Nov):

  • £220/week for 2 weeks or less, 30% commission
  • £200/week for 3 weeks or more (up to 4 weeks), 25% commission

High Season (May-Sept):

  • £250/week for 2 weeks or less, 30% commission
  • £220/week for 3 weeks or more (up to 4 weeks), 25% commission

The Basement Gallery and Garden Gallery can each be hired in addition to the main space for a fee of £100/week or £75/week for exhibitions greater than 2 weeks.


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists are eligible for this opportunity.
When is the deadline?
First round of applicants will be considered mid-November.
How many works can I submit?
Proposals are for a variety of exhibition types. The space can comfortably display 10 large works and up to 100 small works in a salon hang.
How much does it cost?
There are no fees to submit a proposal, however, fees are payable to rent the space.
Are there payments to artists?
Exhibitions can be run on a commercial basis.
Do I need to be present?
All exhibition are fully stewarded.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
Your proposal will be exhibited as part of the Artizan 2019 calendar.
Where can I find the Terms and Conditions?

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