Call for submissions to Black History Month exhibition

Deadline: 21/09/2019  |  Published: 26/07/2019  |  City: Penryn  |  Region: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fish Factory Art Space

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We are looking for submissions for solo and group exhibitions to celebrate Black History Month. In addition we are looking for submissions of 1-3 pieces for a group show curated by us.

The Fish Factory has been celebrating Black History Month for the last five years with a programme including exhibitions and performances. This year we would like to invite artists that identify as Black British, African Carribean and African that are based in the UK to submit proposals for an exhibition in October. We are accepting proposals for both solo/group exhibitions and for individual artworks for a group exhibition curated by us.

We are looking for work in any medium that:

  • celebrates the contribution Black people have made to British culture

  • commemorates Black British activists

  • addresses current issues facing Black people in Britain


Our gallery is located in a multipurpose building housing a small cafe, a shop selling art and books, artist studios, darkroom and photo studio. In addition we have a seperate building that houses artists in residence.

We are located in Penryn, a small town in Cornwall, next to a river and close to the sea. 

We are a completely unfunded space so we regret we can't pay any shipping costs etc and will require you to arrange the return of your work. Work does not need to be for sale but if it is sold we take a 30% commission.

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Black British/Afro Caribbean/African artists based anywhere in the UK.
When is the deadline?
September 1st 2019
How many works can I submit?
We are looking for both individual submissions of 1-3 pieces of work and submissions for proposed solo/group exhibitions.
When is the delivery date?
October 21st 2019
When do I need to collect my work?
October 30th 2019
How much does it cost?
N/A
Return shipping must be paid for by the artist
Are there payments to artists?
We take a 30% commission on work sold. Work does not have to be for sale
Is there a private view / opening?
There will be a private view on October 24th 2019
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Thursday to Monday
10am-5pm
Does the location have disabled access?
We have a side door with two steps. There is a handrail and a portable ramp if needed. If you have accessibility needs please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate you.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
We will publicise via our Social Media, Website, Newsletter and in the local press/arts listings
Do I need to be present?
No
Where will my venue be listed?
We will publicise via our Social Media, Website, Newsletter and in the local press/arts listings
How do you decide on proposals?
We have a selection panel of artists and curators
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will notify you via email and CuratorSpace within 10 days of the deadline
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are looking for work from Black British/Afro-Caribbean/African artists based in the UK that has been made in the last 5 years. We have no restrictions on media used.
What are the selection criteria?
We are looking for work that either:

celebrates the contribution Black people have made to British culture
commemorates Black British activists
addresses current issues facing Black people in Britain

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