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Graduate Studio Award Scheme

Continuing our commitment to support emerging talent, we announce the 6th round of our Graduate Studio Award Scheme.

The Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-run cooperative based in an Edwardian ex-library. We are a diverse community of artists with an ongoing commitment to supporting art-related activities. Located in Deptford we run 45 very affordable studios, a gallery, classes, workshops and events.

We are dedicated to being more than affordable studios. We foster diversity, community and an ongoing commitment to capacity building for artists. As a cooperative all our members take part in the running of classes, workshops, exhibitions/events and all other related aspects of running an arts centre.

Continuing our commitment to support emerging talent, we announce the 6th round of our Graduate Studio Award Scheme.

We are inviting recent London-based fine or applied arts graduates to apply. The award offers a free 200 sq ft studio for 6-months (commencing May 2015), culminating with an exhibition/project in our gallery, the successful applicant is encouraged to participate in our lively artistic community.

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From us:
* The studio is offered free of charge

* A free show in our gallery

* A review or health check after 3 months

* A dedicated graduate facilitator

From the Graduate:
* Interim participatory event/project

* Final show/project in our gallery

* Graduate review document

* Graduate on selection panel

Application procedure:

* A statement (no more than 500 words) outlining your practice and areas of interest and an indication of how you wish to use this opportunity. This may involve responding to our organisation, the community or the locality.

* CV (no more than 2 sides of A4)

* Equal opportunities form - click to download here (word .doc)

* CD with up to ten images or for time-based work DVD (pieces or excerpts ?should be no longer than 5 minutes).

* Corresponding list of titles, media and dimensions should be ?included (please do not send originals).

* One reference

Applicants should be London based MA or BA level, applying within two years of graduation

Deadline Friday 10th April 2015. Interviews 24th April 2015.

Please send your applications to:
Graduate Studio Scheme
Lewisham Arthouse
140 Lewisham Way
London SE14 6PD

Click here to download as a pdf

For details of previous Graduate Studio Award Winners click here.


General Information on Lewisham Arthouse Studios
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The Lewisham Arthouse is an artist-run cooperative based in an Edwardian ex-library in Deptford. We run 45 studios, a busy gallery, classes, workshops, community activities and events.

What we offer: Our studios vary in size, some are self-contained and some are partitioned within a larger space but all benefit from good natural light.

At £5.20 per sq ft per annum, our studios are some of the most affordable in the UK, and are fully inclusive of electricity, water, building insurance and service charges. We have WiFi broadband in most of the building (included in rent), a kitchen with a small sitting and eating area, three toilets (one with step-free access) and a yard with a covered outdoor working area. Our ground floor studios are step-free.

We also have various affordable facilities on site such as a kiln, an Apple Mac and Epson printer and a large bookable space that can be used for events and classes. We run a well-attended yearly Open Studios.

What it means to join the Arthouse: Studio tenants become members of the cooperative and as such are required to contribute to a minimum of 5 hours of work a month towards the running of the Arthouse. The members are currently divided into the following teams: Education & Grants, Finance & Administration, Gallery, Health & Safety, Maintenance and PR & Marketing. We are totally self-reliant and therefore need capacity in all areas. New members are given a role in one of these groups according to their preferences, skills and experience. It is a great opportunity to get valuable experience in working for an arts organisation and to get involved in an active and friendly community of artists.

*Please note that Sublets do not automatically become members but can become involved in the life of the Arthouse.

The Arthouse is looking for enthusiastic, hard-working and engaged artists who would make maximum use of their studio spaces to push their practice forward. Members are required to spend at least 25 hours a month making use of their studios. Applicants should show consistency in making their work and a strong commitment to exhibiting and self-promotion, and be willing to take part in our yearly Open Studios. Members can leave the cooperative at any time by giving 2 months' notice.


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