Artist In Residence | Open Call
Boomer gallery is pleased to announce “Artist In Residence” scheme. The newly opened program “Artist In Residence” is meant to connect the emerging artists with a wider and international audience. How does it work? As mentioned above, the primary purpose is to connect the emerging artist with a wider audience and this will be achieved through our on going exhibitions program. In a year period (12 months) we will host twelve group exhibitions with different themes and different approaches to art and this is exactly what the selected artists will get- Inclusion in twelve different group shows! Important dates. •the exhibition program will start from 25.01.2022 and it will end in 25.01.2023. •the deadline for applications is 21.12.2021. Eligible media but not limited! painting | sculpture | photography | digital art | Installation | video | prints | textile | illustrations | etc. Is there a size limit? No more than 250 cm high and 380 cm wide. What if the artist is struggling to send the physical works? We have a lot of enquires from foreign artists to exhibit with us but sometimes shipping the works to London might be a bit difficult, that’s why we’ve come up with an alternative! If you find it hard to ship your work to us, you can send us high resolution photos of your work and we can print it and frame it for you at no additional cost. What kind of frames do we use? We use black frames with a transparent glass or acrylic display. What kind of paper do we use for the prints? We use 350 gsm fine art paper. There are two options for that- semigloss or matt paper. We have 3 available sizes for the frames. 1. 32/32 cm 2. 30/40 cm 3. 40/50 cm In which of the branches will the exhibitions take place? It can be in any of our gallery spaces but mostly in our Tower bridge branch.
The Tower bridge gallery space is located in one of most iconic places in the world and the most visited place in the whole UK.
The space is nestled between modern and classic London icons: The Shard 4 minutes away, Tower Bridge 1 minute away, London Bridge 2 minutes away.
With a blend of traditional Victorian brick walls and a central private bar just for our audience, the space is unique in the whole city of London.
How long does each group show usually last? Usually one week but it can also be for a longer period. How many works each artist is allowed to include in each show? That totally depends on the exhibition theme and the curatorial process but it can be any between two and five works of art. How does a show look like and how many visitors we get? We have an average of 400 guests on every opening with a total of 500- 600 visitors for the whole duration of each show. Where do we advertise before each opening? •Our mailing list • Our website • Social media •London art week •Art Rabbit •Eventbrite •Made in Shoreditch •Britevents Does the artist needs to attend the openings? Ideally we would love to meet the artists that we represent but that’s not a must. What if an artist wants to attend but it might be difficult because of legal problems such as visa? That’s a more complex situation but we would be able to issue an official letter of recommendation in support of your visa application. What will the artists get after each show? •printed catalogs mailed by post •promotional posters •100 professional photos from each opening event •letters of recommendation if needed. What is the gallery’s commission on each sale? We charge a 15% commission on each sale. Is there a fee? We don’t charge an application fee but we do charge a £1890 acceptance fee (including VAT) for the whole year package and that includes everything mentioned above plus: •printed catalogs •admin •graphic designer •champagne & caviar at the openings •professional photographer •hostess •bartender •legal aspects such as contracts and visa recommendations •printing and framing services if needed. Is there any extra fee along the way? No! Will there be a contract guaranteeing the artist’s rights? Yes! Everything mentioned above will be included in a legal contract that will be signed by both sides (the artist and the gallery). How To Apply? To apply simply email us 5 images of your work (different works) please include- Title_ Size_ Medium_ Price for each image and a short bio, no more than 150 words at [email protected] If possible pls include everything in a pdf file. When you are pricing your works please consider the 20% VAT. Important. As we run multiple open calls, please make sure you include in the email line the open call you apply for. Good luck to you all!