APPLY FOR THE CROYDON ARTS STORE ANTI-DEGREE SHOW 2019

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***APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SHOW, OPENING JUNE 22ND 2019****

Croydon Arts Store is committed to providing opportunities for early career artists and contributing to the deinstitutionalisation of the arts. With this in mind this year LOFT is hosting an ANTIDEGREE SHOW for artists and creatives who did not go to university.

The ANTIDEGREE SHOW provides a space for artists who do not have an art degree to showcase their work and meet with potential gallery representatives or curators. Just like an end-of-year show at a higher education institution, each participant will have a space to showcase a project they have been working on, gain exhibition experience and meet external audiences. Galleries and curators looking to work with artists without formal training are invited to the opening event to view work and meet with artists. Just like a university end-of-year show, each participant will be given a semi-private exhibition space to showcase their work. For performers, filmmakers, and other live or time-based works, there will be a performance and screening event on the opening night.

This event runs as part of ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW, a collaborative experiment to challenge institutionalised education, access to learning and the mechanism of knowledge creation and distribution.

Entry requirements:

  • Open to all artists of any discipline who are looking for gallery representation or shows but have not undergone formal arts education (ie. you never studied at university level, you did not complete your degree, or you undertook a non-arts related degree).

  • Priority is given to Croydon based or born applicants, but we are looking to showcase a variety of artists from across London and the UK.

  • The show is open from the 15th to the 21st of June. Visual arts etc applicants must be available to install their work from the 12th to the 14th of June and live performance etc applicants must be available to perform on the 15th of June.

  • Entry and participation is FREE of charge. Donations will be taken on opening night to cover installation costs.

To apply please fill out this form: CLICK HERE.

Applications close on the 8th of May and successful applicants will be confirmed by the 19th of May.

Don’t stress too much about your application, we are keen to involve as many artists as possible to be able to break down barriers to arts experience access!

*If you have access requirements please email croydonartsstore@gmail.com for alternative ways to apply.

 
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