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Call for artists for Open Studios

CALL FOR ARTISTS, CREATIVE FACILITATORS and DESIGNERS
Eleventh Avenue Open Studios Event & Exhibition

Regional artists and arts practitioners will be running an Open Studio event alongside an exhibition of new, exciting work this October 2013 in association with East Street Arts Annual Open Studios event

Venue:
Units K35 – K37 Eleventh Avenue North

Team Valley, Gateshead, NE11 0NJ.

(Behind Sainsburys supermarket)

Dates and Times:
Friday 18th October                  5 – 8pm (opening evening)

Saturday 19th October           11 – 5pm

Sunday 20th October              11 – 5pm

Eleventh Avenue Studios are looking to the wider North East to collaborate with and provide opportunities to others as part of our Open Studios event. We are looking for artists, designers, creative facilitators to provide creative activities to the visiting public or submit work to our selling showcase as part of the opening evening and/or during the Open Studios weekend. Selected artists will also have the opportunity to take part in a Xmas showcase event planned for later in the year taking place in Gateshead Town Centre.

If you are interested in delivering a Creative Activity as part of the event:

  • You must provide a fairly quick, easy, family friendly creative activity
  • You may ask for participants to pay/ or take donations (all monies made will be yours)
  • Be self sufficient in sourcing your materials, setting up and delivering your activity
  • Provide an activity which is ‘drop in /drop out’ in style- and decide how many people you want the activity to cater for.
  • We would like the activity delivered on the opening evening as we envisage the majority of our visitors to attend then but would like activities to be available during the weekend also.
  • We would expect collaborating artists to assist us with promotion of the event (sending out to their social media and contacts etc)
  • You will be based in Unit K35 in the studios (see photo below)

If you are interested in taking part in the Selling Showcase as part of the event:

  • You must deliver and collect your work
  • You must hang /display your work by 4pm on Friday 18th Oct.
  • You must provide selling labels/business cards / table etc (we may be able to assist with some tables/chairs)
  • You must staff your stall
  • Any monies made from sales will remain with you, the artist/maker.
  • We advise that your work is showcased during the opening evening as we envisage the majority of our visitors to attend then but would encourage work to stay up throughout the weekend.
  • We would expect collaborating artists to assist us with promotion of the event (sending out to social media and contacts etc)
  • You will be based in Unit K35 in the studios (see photo below)

 

Please email Corinne at info@corinnelewis.com by 12noon, Monday 14th Oct with details on how you’d like to take part….

Background on Eleventh Avenue Studios and event:

Eleventh Avenue Open Studios is an exciting event to showcase the work of its resident artists; Corinne Lewis, Terri Miles, Suzanne Hutton (Rednile Projects), Jonathan Lloyd West, Chris Kell, and Mark Lloyd (Swallows Foundation UK).

The studio will also be hosting an exhibition, including works for sale, by regional artists, designers & makers.

The event aims to highlight the artistic talent in the area, promoting Gateshead as a thriving creative hub. It also offers a unique opportunity to support networking between the businesses located on the Team Valley, encouraging innovative partnerships between artists and professional service providers.

This will be an opportunity to learn more about this unique Gateshead based initiative, purchase unique artworks and visit the artists’ workspace that will be open to the public throughout the weekend.

There will be live music and refreshments during the opening night and artists will be available all weekend to chat to visitors about their work. Visitors can also take part in family friendly activities, offering them a chance to get creative and take home their own unique artwork.

Free admission and open to the whole family!

www.eleventhavenue.co.uk | facebook page | facebook event

Eleventh Avenue Studio is supported by East Street Arts and their national temporary artists workspace programme.

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