Citizens Art London - GALLERY HIRE

Deadline: n/a

Venue: Blue House Yard, 5a River Park Road  |  City: London  |  Region: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Edward Quigley

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Hire our small but big-punching art gallery, situated close to Wood Green tube station in Haringey, north London.

We're thrilled to offer our small but mighty gallery space for hire by artists for solo or group exhibitions. Key information about our gallery space:

  • 8.1 x 2.5 metres of wall-space for use by hirers

  • Prominent location within this hugely popular community hub - surrounded by independent makers, artists, small retailers and more

  • Excellent fully-glazed frontage, prominently visible from Station Road and located very close to Wood Green tube station (Piccadilly line)

  • LED track lighting throughout

  • UV vinyl protective glass to protect artworks on display within frontage

  • Eaves height of 4+ metres

  • On-site bar to cater for private views, launch, closure and other ancillary exhibitions events

  • Use of the popular yard area to hold talks, workshops or potentially install public art (subject to consents)

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

  • Available for solo shows or groups

How much?

The hire fee for the gallery is £290 for the first week, and £160 per week thereafter (to a maximum of three weeks). A commission of 10% is payable on all sales during the hire period, and we provide a payment system for hirers to use.

Because Blue House Yard is a "meanwhile use" scheme with affordable rents, we are able to pass that benefit onto hirers of the space and offer highly competitive rates.

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

  • Supply of staff to assist with invigilation (if required, and subject to £11.05 per hour Real Living Wage payment to staff by hirers)

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

  • Social media marketing support, including but not limited to:

    • Account takeover of Citizens Art London instagram account

    • Dedicated instagram posts before, during and following your exhibition


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
UK based artists.
When is the deadline?
Gallery hire submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis.
How many works can I submit?
Three works providing examples of the types of artwork that will feature as part of your exhibition.
When is the delivery date?
Hire of the gallery includes set-up and dismantle stages.
When do I need to collect my work?
Before the expiration of your hire period.
How much does it cost?
£290 for the first week of gallery hire, and £160 per week thereafter, to a maximum of three weeks. 10% commission is charged on all sales.
Fine art printing services are available: £8 for A4 and £12 for A3.
Are there payments to artists?
90% of sales proceeds will be transferred to the hirers nominated bank account, within five working days.
Is there a private view / opening?
Hirers are encouraged to hold opening/private view events and utilise the amazing yard at Blue House Yard.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Core gallery hours are:
Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 1pm to 7pm
Thursday: 2pm to 8pm
Friday: 1pm to 7pm
Saturday: 11am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Marketing support will include listing exhibitions on EventBrite, CuratorSpace and ArtRabbit, unless hirer requests otherwise.

Social media marketing support (included in hire fee):
- Virtual* account takeover of both Citizens Art (3k followers) and Blue House Yard (5.5k followers) instagram accounts
- 3 x instagram posts, per account, pre-exhibition (subject to hirers supplying suitable content)
- 3 x instagram posts, per account, during the first week of an exhibition (subject to hirers supplying suitable content)
- 1 x instagram post, per account, during subsequent weeks of an exhibition (subject to hirers supplying suitable content)

*Hirers shall supply Citizens Art London with written and visual content for social media posts utilising Citizens Art London and Blue House Yard iG accounts.
Do I need to be present?
Yes - hire of the gallery space will require hirers to provide invigilators for the core opening hours (or any other hours as agreed with Citizens Art London).

Citizens Art London can provide invigilators, charged at £11.05 per hour (Real Living Wage)
Where will my exhibition be listed?
EventBrite, CuratorSpace, ArtRabbit, Citizens Art London website and social media, and Blue House Yard social media.
How do you decide on proposals?
Proposal are reviewed by Citizens Art London CIC (and occasionally guest judges), with theme/proposal, quality of work and availability predominantly informing decisions.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
Successful proposals will be provisionally booked, and confirmed once hirers have signed the T&C of hire and paid any fees due, in full, upon receipt of an invoice from Citizens Art London.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are open to all proposals that make best use of the gallery space and that will engage the community and those that visit the gallery.

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