Eastside Projects


ESP Members Only

Deadline: 6 May 2018

30 July – 3 August
Application Deadline: Sunday 6 May

Summer Camp is back for another year, in the newly re-vamped gallery. This year’s camp will focus on work in progress, using the gallery as an expanded studio to test ideas in progress. Over the course of the week four artists will have the opportunity to take up space in parallel to a series of events focusing on the unresolved career. The week will culminate in the launching of the first Birmingham Annual Open Studios at Digbeth First Friday.

Expanded Studio Bursaries
We are offering four £200 bursaries to ESP members that would like to take over the gallery to test ideas in progress. Instead of trying to resolve a work we would like you to think of this years Summer Camp as a studio with the opportunity to open your process up to the public towards the end of the week.

Participants will be expected to be self-motivated. There will be access to a limited pool of tools and equipment where possible.

Scratch Night Bursaries
As a part of Digbeth First Fridays we would like to invite four members working with performance to test out new ideas in series of four scratch sessions. Each participant will receive a micro-bursary of £50.

The performances will take place within the main gallery space which will be a busy and changing environment with plenty of distractions. Pieces should be between 1-15 minutes and need limited technical assistance.

As part of Summer Camp, we will host a showreel of members film and video work over Friday evening and Saturday daytime in the 2nd Gallery. We would like to invite members to screen a mix of completed and in-development works. This is a great opportunity to test how your film and video looks and feels in a large gallery space, as well as presenting your work in public and to peers.

Alongside the opportunities to show work in progress a series of one-off events will take place in the gallery. We will be brining back There Is No Script For This, focusing on quick fire presentations about developing practice or careers. We will also have an afternoon Crit Club with the Expanded Studio artists and other ESP members.

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