CRATE is inviting proposals from artists and curators to research, test and create a new curatorial project using Crate’s project space for a four week period between 17th October and 14th November. All proposals must have a strong public outcome and include a Crate Conversations session.
A fee of £1000 will be awarded to the chosen applicant, there will be a production budget of £1,450, travel and accommodation will be funded up to £900. Crate will provide promotional and technical support.
Crate Project Space in Margate, an artist-led organisation supporting fine artists’ research and practice. Crate aims to embed research culture in arts practice creating activities that support critical discourse, artist development, building capacity, sustaining networks and strengthening local community relationships.
Crate provides affordable studios and project space for visual artists offering a high quality program to encourage research, experimentation and collaboration in a professional and supportive environment promoting critical debate, the exchange and testing of ideas without prescribed outcomes.
Set up in 2013 now with six full time studio members, two project spaces staging over 60 successful critically challenging projects, exhibitions and awards e.g Jeremy Deller and Turner Contemporary, Whitstable Biennale events and La Plate-Forme Dunkerque exchange programme. We host a broad range of practitioners at different levels of their careers and have a track record of achieving excellence and recognition in their particular practice fields gaining critical recognition, winning regular commissions in the public realm, museums and galleries, undertaking residencies, working with community groups acting locally, nationally and internationally partnering with UCA Canterbury, FRAC and Art Connexion, Lille amongst others.
A new curatorial group has been established that will be responsible for creating a new programme ensuring that the high quality output is maintained alongside opportunities for meaningful engagement offering welcoming and generous opportunities for public engagement demystifying the arts whilst remaining critically challenging. Crate is a prime example of the burgeoning creative art cluster in Margate increasing cultural capital and production.
Crate Conversations: a membership scheme for peer to peer dialogue between local Kent-based artists and curators. Individual artists, from the group, or that the group invites, will present and discuss their work in an informal setting.
Deadline for applications: 18th July 2018
Award announced: 1st August 2018
Exhibition dates: 17th-October-14th November
Solo exhibition by the applicant will not be considered as we would like to see connections being made with other artists; the exhibition can include work made by the applicant.
We would like to see a strong research question or thematic idea
There must be a public outcome, ideally an exhibition with accompanying events
Applications by collectives will be considered but the Artist’s fee is fixed and would have to be split.
You must be present to install and deinstall the exhibition as well as run any events
Things to consider:
What will the public outcome be and what will be achieved by this?
Who is your audience and how will you engage with them?
How will your process be documented?
An estimated budget or idea of where the production budget will be spent
How this opportunity will benefit your practice
What relevant experience you have had that will help you deliver the project
Please send a CV (1 side of A4 max), an introduction to your curatorial practice/approach and a proposal outlining your program and its intended outcomes (2 sides of A4 plus images / supporting material).
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