New Art West Midlands 2017
*CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FROM RECENT VISUAL ARTS GRADUATES *
Following the success of the New Art West Midlands exhibitions 2013-2016, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, in partnership with other galleries in the West Midlands region, is organising a series of high profile selected exhibitions of work by recent visual arts graduates from the five regionally-based university art schools and Hereford College of Arts. The aim of the exhibitions is to profile the best work with a Fine Art emphasis – in sculpture, painting, photography, mixed media, installation, digital media, video/film art, live art/performance - emerging from the university art schools in the West Midlands since 2014 and offer new visual arts graduates a high quality professional development opportunity.
You are eligible to apply for this opportunity if you graduated or are graduating at BA, MA or PhD level from the following universities and art schools in the years 2014, 2015 or 2016.
— Birmingham City University
— Coventry University
— Hereford College of Arts
— Staffordshire University
— University of Wolverhampton
— University of Worcester
Artwork can be in any media including live art/performance, but must have a Fine Art practice orientation. Disciplines focused on the areas of craft or design are not eligible. If you applied for New Art West Midlands 2015 or 2016 you can apply again for 2017, but if your work was included in the 2015 or 2016 exhibitions, you will not be selected for exhibition again.
The multi-sited exhibition will be displayed at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, mac birmingham, Wolverhampton Art Gallery and other venues in the West Midlands from February to May 2017. Artists and/or artworks will be selected in July 2016 following the initial application process.
To apply, download the brief and application form below.
Deadline: 5pm, Thursday 30 June 2016.