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Call for artists for Young Artist development programme London, arebyte Gallery

  • East Midlands, Midlands, Yorkshire, North East, North West, East, South West
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, visual arts
  • Rebecca Edwards


hotel generation​ is a UK wide, young digital artist development programme run every year by arebyte Gallery, mentoring four shortlisted participants from outside of London through an open call and culminating in a solo exhibition for one of the artists selected by a panel of esteemed judges

In its third edition, ​hotel generation 2020​ will centre around the theme of ​systems​ and will be open for proposals from 1st March to 16th April 2020. The programme will run from May to July with an exhibition at arebyte Gallery, London, in December 2020.

To apply to​ hotel generation 2020​, each applicant must submit an initial proposal conceived around ​systems,​ arebyte’s theme for its 2020 programme of exhibitions. Projects for proposal have to be sent through an online form at: UPOvMgYoTMwkxEbSGeJpSzKcCHiSlEdkG5Az txb6WRRHyw/viewform

The criteria for submissions is as follows:
- be aged 28 or under
- make work using emerging and digital media

- be a maximum of two years from graduating a UK University located outside of London (BA, MA or equivalent) - be living in the UK but outside of London

The scheme looks for artists who work across emerging and digital media who do not yet have a proven track record but show great promise, are likely to benefit from the programme, and have a commitment to developing their practice.

The four artists to be shortlisted by arebyte curatorial team to take part in ​hotel generation 2020 will be announced in early May.

In early August, the four projects of the candidates will be presented to a judging panel who will vote and select one of the four artists to realise their proposal in a solo show at arebyte Gallery in Nov 2020

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