OPPORTUNITY: Launch Pad at Castlefield Gallery

Posted on 10 December 2012

Castlefield Gallery are accepting applications from members of CG Associates for the next Launch Pad slot from 7 to 17 Feb 2013.

Launch Pads are short exhibitions or performances that punctuate Castlefield Gallery’s main exhibition programme providing artists and curators with the opportunity to use the gallery as a test bed for the production, display and consumption of contemporary art. Launch Pads will feature emerging talent from the region selected from CG Associate members’ submissions (three times a year) and the MA in Fine Art at Manchester School of Art (once a year).

Application Deadline for next Launch Pad: 20 Dec 2012, 12 noon

We are accepting applications from members of CG Associates from Tues 4 Dec onwards. Membership is available to purchase at www.castlefieldgallery.co.uk/associates from Tues 4 Dec.

To apply for Launch Pad please submit:

*Launch Pad project proposal (400 words max)

*Biog/general statement (400 words max)

*12 (max) images (jpeg or eportfolio)

*Breakdown of the proposed budget

Please send your application to associates@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

Members can apply to show work as a solo artist or part of a group/collective, or to curate a solo or group exhibition. In the case of group projects, at least one artist or the curator should be a CG Associate. Launch Pad projects can run for up to eight days and are part of the Castlefield Gallery’s regular exhibition programme.

Selection for the February Launch Pad will be made by Bryan Biggs, Artistic Director of the Bluecoat, Liverpool and Clarissa Corfe, Castlefield Gallery’s Deputy Director.  The selected artist, group or curator will be contacted by the end of Fri 21 Dec 2012.

Castlefield Gallery will supervise and assist with installing and uninstalling the work; provide curatorial input as agreed prior to starting the project; provide invigilation; publicise the exhibition through the gallery’s e-newsletter, free listings and social media; and organise a preview with refreshments.  The gallery can also provide a small budget of up to £500 which members can divide as appropriate to cover materials, documentation or travel expenses etc.

For further information on Launch Pad and additional benefits of the CG Associates scheme visit castlefield gallery.co.uk