ESP Members Only

Deadline: 14 April 2019



Application Deadline: Sunday 14 April 2019, 5pm
Exhibition: 6 March – 18 April 2020

Apply now for the 2020 ESP Members Show.

This is a significant opportunity for an ESP member to make or curate an exhibition, which will be presented in our second gallery as part of our core artistic programme. We are looking for ambitious proposals for solo or group exhibitions and are particularly interested in supporting members to make a step change in their practice by developing new work or realising ideas which would not otherwise be possible.

We recommend you check out this year’s members show, Somewhere in the crowd there’s you, by Freya Dooley, which is open at Eastside Projects from 1 March – 27 April 2019.  Freya has used the opportunity to realise a multichannel sound installation which layers collected vocals, earworm hooks, choral fragments and field recordings.

The selected artist/practitioner will receive a £1,000 artist/curator fee and up to £1,000 for production. Additionally there is up to £500 to cover other costs related to making the exhibition including travel, accommodation, transport, installation and documentation. In addition you will benefit from:

  • Curatorial support and mentoring, including studio visits with Gavin Wade and other members of the Eastside Projects team.
  • The opportunity to develop a related public event to support your show.


  • You must be a current ESP member to apply. To join please visit our membership page.
  • Proposals for solo shows or curated projects are welcome.
  • If you work collaboratively as part of a duo or group or are applying to curate a project, the fee and budget must be shared. Eastside Projects pays artists a minimum fee of £150 for existing work and £250 (+ production) for new commissions. Please bear this in mind when developing your proposal.


5pm Sunday 14 April: Closing date for applications
Late April early May: Shortlisted artists will be invited to talk through their proposal with Eastside Projects in person, or over Skype.
6 March – 18 April  2020: Exhibition at Eastside Projects.