Julie Massie – Gold Edges
Winner of the Rising Stars 2017

Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2018 Exhibition

Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition. We are delighted to present a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in 2019 for one of the makers in the exhibition.

Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK.

The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors; professional development including knowledge transfer and skills exchange, a national symposium; and a catalogue to act as a promotional tool for the selected makers.

Submissions are invited from:
-recent graduates who completed their study in the last 36 months.

Apply by email:
-Application form – download it at : https://issuu.com/newashgate/docs/rising_stars_2018_call_application_ or request the application form by email: gallery@newashgate.org.uk
-3-5 images of the proposed work(s) (JPEG, 1-2 MB in size, including full image captions and a title for the artwork in a file name).
-CV (max. 2 pages)
-Statement about your work of no more than 250 words.

The dates are:
-Exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 3 March – 14 April 2018
-Two professional development workshops at the New Ashgate Gallery (dates TBC) and a professional development symposium at the University for the Creative Arts Farnham, 7 March 2018. The events are free to attend.

The deadline is the 4 January 2018, 9 am. Email your application to New Ashgate Gallery at risingstars.exhibition@gmail.com having your name in the subject field. We regret that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications. For information enquiries email us at: gallery@newashgate.org.uk / 01252 713208.

Please do not send longer statements, additional images or website links unless specifically requested. Your application may be disqualified if you do so. Successful applicants will be covering their own travel and delivery costs and collection costs for unsold artworks.

Rising Stars 2018 is supported by Billmeir Charitable Trust. It is organised by the New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts.


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