OPEN CALL: Civic Classroom, the Bathhouse, Hackney Wick

Deadline: 01/03/2024

City: London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Civic Classroom

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Are you an artist or curator with connections to East London? We are currently accepting exhibition proposals for our 2024 gallery programme!

Calling all artists and curators with ties to East London!

We are pleased to announce the launch of our exhibition program for the year 2024 and extend an invitation for proposals of wall-based works!

Artists, makers, collectives, curators, and creatives with connections to East London are invited to submit proposals encompassing a range of mediums which include but is not limited to paintings, photography, textiles, fashion, collage, drawings, prints, and mixed media.

By showcasing your art within our East London home, your contributions will play a significant role in shaping the artistic narrative of East London. 

Due to our wide range of workshops and learning events in the Civic Classroom, we require that all works be wall-based to ensure we can still use the floor space.

This learning programme will attract a new and exciting audience to the exhibition programme.

What we’re looking for:

  • We are particularly interested in proposals from groups of artists or curators. 

  • Wall-based works, including for our Cafe and bar 

  • Artists, makers and curators with connections to East London

Applicants can be of any age and at any stage of their career. 

We particularly welcome applications from artists from underrepresented backgrounds, including LGBTQIA+ people, people with disabilities and members of the global majority. 

We warmly encourage proposals that include live events as part of our exciting extended programme, which might include workshops, artist talks, or performances. 

About us: 

The Bath House is a not-for-profit arts organisation with artist studios, event spaces, cafe and bar and much more. We are home to studios, including makers, musicians, and many local businesses.

We also host a wide and exciting range of workshops and events that change on a weekly basis. Bringing people together and sharing creativity is at our core. Come get involved. 

How to apply:

  • Up to 5 images of your work/each artist’s work detailing materials, title, year and dimensions 

  • Curatorial or artist statement of no more than 400 words. Please, in this statement, include your connection to East London. 

  • If applying as a group or as a curator, please include a curatorial statement with selected details about each artist

  • Artist/Curator CV 

Please note due to the community and collaborative nature of the Civic Classroom, we will not be hosting any solo shows as part of our free open call. If you are interested in a solo show with us, please contact us directly for further Hire details. 

Further details: 

We take 25% commission for any sales. 

It is the responsibility of the artist to ensure your work is sufficiently insured. We recommend AN Artist’s insurance.

The costs and responsibilities of delivering and collecting artworks are the responsibility of the artist. All work must be sufficiently and safely packaged. 

The Bath House does not accept responsibility for any damages.

Artwork must be labelled clearly with your name and artwork title. Please also include an arrow indicating which way up it is to be hung.

Please ask if you have any questions. 

VENUE: Civic Classroom, The Bath House, 80 Eastway, London, E9 5JH

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists with connections to East London. This could be through living here, working here or having a connection to the community.
When is the deadline?
1st March.
How many works can I submit?
5 images .
How much does it cost?
Free .
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes - date TBC.
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes we are wheelchair accessible. Our website has a full Accessibility document.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be emailed.

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