Open Call for studio residency in Wandsworth followed by an exhibition
at Sprout Gallery, 74 Moyser Road SW16 6SQ
4th January – 1st February 2020
The residency is an opportunity for an artist, or a pair of artists, to use the Sprout gallery space as their studio for 4 weeks, including an end of residency exhibition.
A residency can provide many opportunities: a chance to change direction, to reflect on your practice, and experiment with new ideas, or it could be a time to consolidate an idea which has eluded you because you haven't had time to focus on it. No one knows what type of work will appear and this is both the challenge and the exciting side of a residency.
We welcome all enquiries and encourage you to arrange to visit the gallery space, and discuss any questions you might have.
Applications need to be received by Monday 11th November at 5pm and an interview will be arranged in the week beginning 18th November 2019.
Residency 2019: Eugene Macki
In January 2019 the artist Eugene Macki had a month-long residency in Sprout. He used the gallery as a studio to generate a new body of work which he shared with the public as it developed.
Sprout's Artist in Residence scheme aims to give the public an insight into the working methods and thought processes of an artist as their ideas develop, and to offer the artist the opportunity to respond to and create new work specifically triggered by the experience of being in a new space. The artist’s work will evolve during the time of the residency and is not preconceived or necessarily following their usual style.
You can see Eugene’s portfolio at www.eugenemacki.com.
How to apply
The minimum age to participate is 18 years old
Applicants must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience of working on their own practice
Applicants should live in south west London or be able to demonstrate a connection with the local area - Furzedown, Wandsworth and Streatham
Submissions are welcome from artists who would like to submit a joint application
Application fee is £15 per artist unless the applicant(s) is already a current artist member of Sprout.
Applicants should be available for interview week beginning 18th November 2019.
The result of the open call will be announced on the website and social media accounts of the gallery and the selected artist will be notified individually
The artist and the gallery will sign a studio residency agreement a month before the start of residency
Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own public liability insurance via membership of a-n (The Artist's Information Company) at www.a-n.co.uk
In line with our ethos of supporting artists we will be available to give individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants if requested.
If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and mark your enquiry ARTIST IN RESIDENCE