If you’d like to take part in a LOOSEgroup artists’ show then here’s a step by step guide to the process and what to expect.
The application process
We select artists via decision by our board of directors to ensure that each show has a broad variety of mixed disciplines and styles. We aim to notify artists of selection within a week of application and artists at any stage of their careers can apply for any show they wish. If you are unsuccessful for one show (or the show is full) artists are free to apply for the next show in the programme.
LOOSEgroup artists’ shows are thematic to aid curation. All work put forward for submission, must relate to the theme in some way – whether in abstract or directly.
We require artwork submitted to the show to not have been exhibited widely previously, and especially not in London (unless by special arrangement).
The fee for the show is one-off transaction and is inclusive of curation, promotion, marketing material (exhibition only), Private View (refreshments and staffing), invigilation/staffing (where necessary) and exhibition collateral (labels etc).
The fee is in two parts – artists must initially pay a smaller non-refundable deposit to secure their space in the show, with the remainder of the fee due 14 days before the show install date. This one-off fee funds the exhibition and therefore is variable, show to show, dependant on the cost of the gallery. This fee is exclusive of the production of artist’s own prints or postcards for sale during the show, transport, hanging materials, tool hire and packaging –whereby artists must make their own arrangements.
Hanging of the show
Artists are expected to supply their work ready to hang but also to install their work according to the curator’s wishes – although assistance may be given on request with installing work on the day.
LOOSEgroup artists are able to recommend reliable transportation of large and/or bulky work on request but please note, artists have overall responsibility for transporting their work to the gallery on time.
If you’d like to apply, use the form below or contact hello[AT]loosegroupartists.co.uk: