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Open Call: London Creative Network, SPACE Ilford


London Creative Network (LCN) at SPACE Ilford is an artist development programme that delivers mentoring and project-specific support for artists, their businesses and collectives based in London. Artists receive a minimum of 12 hours support, which includes an introduction event, 2 full days of workshops and 1-2-1 mentoring.

Previous workshops have included: goal setting and planning, how to present yourself, writing artist statements, finances for creatives and arts funding.

To be eligible, you must be an artist/creative business based in London and registered as self-employed or as a company/partnership with HMRC for a minimum of one year. Support does not include a production budget, free studio space or an exhibition. 

We encourage applications from artists who are based in the London Borough of Redbridge and are interested in engaging with their peer group, are open to collaboration and sharing with others.

To apply, artists submit the following:
– Business details including Unique Tax Reference number (UTR)
– CV
– Statement (max. 200 words)
– Please explain how LCN will be of benefit to your practice (max. 200 words)
– Supporting images or link to website

Deadline: 15 December 2019, midnight

Apply here:

All applications are assessed on equal terms, regardless of the sex, age, ethnicity and/or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds, and particularly encourage applications from those identifying as BAME, disabled and LGBTQ.

For any questions about the programme, please email:

LCN is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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