The ALAS professional development residency consists of over 100 hours of lectures and one-to-one tuition from the ALAS team and guest lecturers, designed to further artists' understanding of the visual arts sector and support the development of their practice. Supported by regular peer critique and individual tutorials successful applicants will complete 1-2 artworks over a four week period and exhibit them at the gallery in East London. This exhibition will be promoted to an ALAS audience of over 16,000 artists and arts professionals and followed up by a four hour tutorial, focussed on developing achievable personal goals. As well as the opportunity for personal development and bespoke support from successful artists and curators that resident artists will benefit greatly from future collaborations with a talented and ambitious peer group. The residency will take place from Monday June 4 until Monday July 9, 2012 (Monday to Friday, with optional gallery visits each weekend). Successful applicants must attend 80% of lectures, seminars and tutorials in order to participate in the final exhibition.
About the Artist-led Art Society
Having exhibited more than 500 artists and conducted over 250 one-to-one feedback sessions the ALAS residency has been developed by Matt Roberts Arts to offer practitioners, a more thorough understanding of public and commercial opportunities that would benefit them. Following six years of intensive research into galleries and not-for-profit institutions all over the world they believe that they are in a unique position to support artists in this manner. For more information on exhibitions and events see http://mattroberts.org.uk/mra/exhibs_menu.html
How to apply
Download an application form and the exhibition and lecture schedule :
There is a fee of £450 (payable in up to three installments) which covers all studio, lecturing and exhibition costs but not accommodation or living expenses. This represents significant value for money as it equates to less than £5 per hour of taught time. An initial installment of £150 must be received alongside a completed application form, CV and 2-3 examples of work emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday April 7, 2012.
Payments can me made by paypal, cheque, postal order or bankers draft. The initial installment should be paid via paypal to email@example.com no later than the deadline listed above. Cheques should be made out to: The Artist led Art Society and sent to: The Artist led Art Society, c/o Matt Roberts Arts, PO BOX 357, London, UK.
Questions : firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07779139369