Open Call to All Artists for Allotment Gallery at Greenbelt Festival 2019
Deadline: 31/03/2019 | Published: 21/11/2018 | Venue: Greenbelt Festival, Boughton House | City: Kettering | Region: Northamptonshire | Country: United Kingdom | Greenbelt Visual Arts
The Allotment Gallery is a pop-up art gallery inside (and outside if you like) a garden shed at Greenbelt Festival (23-26 August 2019). Every 3-4 hours for the duration of the festival the exhibition changes and a different artist takes over the gallery. We are looking for artists of any discipline to bring your work and to host an exhibition in fitting with the theme 'Wit and Wisdom'.
Greenbelt Festival is the leading outdoor festival of artistry and activism, with a focus on music, theatre and talks. It is progressive, political and spiritual, welcoming strong voices and opinions - those with or without faith, and regardless of background, gender and sexuality. In 2019 the festival will be held over the August bank holiday weekend (August 23rd-26th) at Boughton House, three miles north-east of Kettering. Previous exhibitors in the Allotment Gallery at Greenbelt include Deborah Fielding, Naomi Gordon-McKibbin, Simon Smith, Stu McLellan, Katie Duxbury, Meg Wroe, Clare Bryden, and Jessica Smith. Each year the festival adopts a theme, and in 2019 it is ‘Wit and Wisdom’. You can find out more about the event here - www.greenbelt.org.uk
Greenbelt's Visual Arts Team are looking for artists and creators to exhibit in The Allotment Gallery, one of our three garden shed galleries. Around 8-12 artists will be selected to each exhibit for 3-4 hour periods throughout the weekend. The 3-4 hour period includes set up and take down.
We are looking for a diverse range of artists and exhibitions. In the past we have welcomed painters, photographers, video installations, performance art, sculpture, knitting, illustrators and more with a whole range of styles. We are particularly keen on proposals that consider the festival theme (this year it is ‘Wit and Wisdom’) and ethos (blending artistry, activism, spirituality, politics, faith and justice), make use of the unique space (both inside and outside the garden shed) and engage festival goers.
The shed is 2.4 metres long, 1.8 metres wide and 1.9 metres high at apex (72" by 95" by 78") It has a door on the short side and a window on one long side.
- Exhibitors will be expected to respect the shed and the artist coming after them.
- Exhibitors are responsible for their work at all times at the festival and for the invigilation of their work during the 3-4 hour exhibition.
- Exhibitors will need to have their own public liability insurance (available with Artist’s Newsletter membership).
- Fixtures and fittings will be limited because of the delicate fabric of the building and you need to bear this in mind with your submission.
- There will be a picture rail installed for hanging framed works.
- There is electricity to the shed so digital artworks can be exhibited, and we can discuss arrangements to make this work for you. (Electrical equipment must have been PAT tested)
- Lighting will be available in the form of fairy lights for evening exhibitors and we can discuss and further requirements.
- The exhibition can make use of the space immediately outside of the shed but artists are responsible for considering the implications of the weather for their art work.
- Deadline for submission: Midnight 31st March 2019. You will be notified by end of April 2019 and allotted a provisional time slot (on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday) for your exhibition.
- Artists will be provided with a Festival Maker ticket for themselves which gives access to the Festival Village and General Campsite for the festival, but travel and other expenses are not included.
- If you would be interested in submitting please click the 'Make a Submission' tab to apply.
If your submission is selected a member of the Greenbelt Team will be in touch. To assist with publicity in the festival programme and website it will be helpful to have the following information:
- Short Artist Bio
- Selection of high res images. min 1MB.
- Website/ Social Media links.
- Link to a latest video (if applicable to your work).
- 3 x Quotes from others about your work (if possible)
Contact the curator
Quality of Proposal
Creative use of the exhibition space (The Garden Shed and Immediate Surroundings)
Connections to the festivals core values
We are also keen to have a diverse range of mediums exhibited throughout the weekend.
1. There is the festival shop which is suitable for selling prints, books, etc. A percentage of the sale price will be retained by the store if you choose to use this option.
2. As an artist you are welcome to sell your work directly to customers but this is your responsibility to arrange payments and collection of the works.
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