Carre Gallery, Sleaford

Deadline: n/a

City: Sleaford  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Edward Quigley

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Established in 2010, the Carre Gallery is Sleaford's only visual arts gallery, and is operated by the Sleaford Gallery Arts Trust. It exists to support the emergence and development of Lincolnshire based artists, and welcomes enquiries and applications from individual and collectives.

The Carre Gallery comprises three ground floor rooms, two of which have prominent frontage to Carre Street. The gallery is centrally-heated, with ample naturall light and gallery lighting. The gallery can be hired as one exhibitions space, or subdvided into three separate rooms and is available for hire by artists for solo or group exhibitions. Key information about our gallery space:

  • 32 metres of linear wall-space for use by hirers with gallery hanging system in place across the gallery

  • Prominent location within Sleaford Town Centre - 10 mins walk from Sleaford train station and almost opposite Sleaford Hub; an Arts Counci England NPO (National Portfoliio Organisation) and a national centre for craft and design

  • Excellent frontage to Carre Street, with ample parking provision via several car parks within five minutes walk

  • Available to hire for a minimum of one week, and to a maximum of three weeks

  • Available for solo shows or groups

  • Carre Gallery also hosts a permanent display relating to Charles Haslewood Shannon (1863 – 1937), perhaps Sleaford’s most famous artist

Fees and commission charges

Gallery hire fees start from £110 for the first week (for all three rooms), and £90 thereafter.

25% commission is charged on all sales.

Along with hire of the space itself, we will support artists as much as we can, including:​​

  • Volunteers to assist with invigilation, if required

  • Marketing support will include listing exhibitions on EventBrite, CuratorSpace, CVAN East Midlands and ArtRabbit, unless hirer requests otherwise

  • Social media marketing support


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any individual or collective of visual artists. The gallery is predominantly set up for the display of 2D works, but we also welcome 3D works and enquiries from digital artists.
When is the deadline?
The gallery operates throughout the year.
How much does it cost?
From £110 to hire the gallery for the first week, and £90 thereafter, with 25% commission charged on all sales.
Are there payments to artists?
The proceeds from all sales (minus 25% commission) are paid to artists.
Is there a private view / opening?
We encourage hirers to programme a private view / opening, particularly in order for our volunteers to learn about exhibiting artists and their work.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
The gallerys' standard opening hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm, but hirers are welcome to open the gallery on additional days or for longer hours (subject to discussion).
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes - the gallery is located on the ground floor with a small step from pavement into the gallery.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The Carre Gallery will publicise all exhibitions and events via social media.
Do I need to be present?
We encourage artists to invigilate exhibitions when they can, but we also have a team of committed volunteers that help with invigilation.
How do you decide on proposals?
We seek to offer a varied programme of exhibitions and events and as such, we keep an open mind to proposals. In order for submissions to be properly considered, it's really important that artists provide as much information about their exhibition and their practice, including submission of high quality images (which may also be used for marketing purposes).

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