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Residency applications end 31st May 2019

01st June 2019 to 02nd June 2019

The Muse 
Gallery & Studio
Residency Program 
Summer Group Show 
Competition 2020

Since 2004 The Muse / Gallery & Studio has supported a residency program offering recently graduated artists subsidised  studio space, a gallery to exhibit work and establish both client and industry connections. 
This year we will be hosting a group show, awarding the residency positions on the 2020 program to a few successful participants. We invite artists of all disciplines, those who have graduated over the past two years (2017-2019) with a BA minimum qualification, to submit work for an initial group show. All Artwork will be subject to review by our panel of esteemed industry professionals, curators and collectors.
For applications, we require: a short statement (no more than 400 words), a CV and 10-15 images as Jpegs. All work is to be submitted as a linked folder (Dropbox, Google Drive etc.). Although websites are appreciated, simple URL’s will not be accepted as applications for this year.
The deadline for submissions will be at 9am on 31st May 2019 Selected artists will be informed of the decision on the 7th June, with final confirmation required by the 11th June. 

All applications need to be sent to:  info@themuseat269.com
Email subject: [insert name] / Residency Program 2020
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‘Artist led, Artists followed.’
Subject to a successful application, we also offer exhibition space to more established artists at a nominal commission. With limited slots per year, we look to our panel of affiliated artists and esteemed professionals to elect shows and offer comprehensive appraisals to those proposals still in need of refinement.
Intermittently, we also open our doors to community arts projects, musicians, film makers and live performers to fill the calendar with events from ‘Sound art’ to ‘Counter-culture’ evenings and associated seminars.
Our residency program (only BA and MA graduates need apply) continues to offer a subsidised platform for candidates, along with two group shows during their time with us. This opportunity is a grace period to continue with the momentum of university in a commercial environment and bridge the gap between academia and the professional world.
We also offer paid invigilation and the chance to continue arts practice with less financial restraints for the term of the award; artwork sold by residents at The Muse is not subject to commission.
As a UK charity for the arts, we work towards both public and private sector funding for our residents and visiting artists, with professional development working alongside our team during shows hosted throughout the year.


From competition to residency...

Selected works will be exhibited from 25th July  to 4th August 2019. Based on the work submitted for the group show, our curators will then award 3 or 4 artists with a residency that will start on 4th January 2020 and finish 26th June 2020

The residency will begin with a group show starting on 11th January 2020 and conclude with a second group show 8th July -28th July 2020. Further to the residency program, a chosen resident will be awarded a one-month solo show during our 2021 calendar year.

The residency is open to those from disciplines including: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and photography. (We urge applicants in any 3D media, to assess the practicality of the working environment by visiting the gallery prior to submissions).

The Muse / Gallery & Studio will provide: studio space, technical support, curating and mentoring for all exhibitions with further network opportunities available through collaborative shows and access to events and a core group of associated professionals. We support final group shows with a limited materials / marketing budget and associated advertising opportunities with arts periodicals. 

For any further information or simply to start a conversation with someone in the know, please contact us at: info@themuseat269.com or better still, pop by at 269, Portobello Road, London W11 1LR (nearest Tube Ladbroke Grove) and meet the team face to face.