Open call for artists interested in making use of vacant commercial spaces: Aberdeen, Glenrothes, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Motherwell, Newton Mearns, Paisley, Stirling, Edinburgh & Glasgow.
Deadline: 11 September 2022 (midnight)
MORE THAN SPACE is a Creative Scotland funded pilot project matching vacant commercial property with artists needing temporary studio or exhibition space at zero cost. Spaces currently available include units in Aberdeen, Glenrothes, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Kirkcaldy, Motherwell, Newton Mearns, Paisley, Stirling as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow.
We are seeking proposals from artists, collectives or community initiatives who could make-use of these spaces in October and November. This could be as studio space, for socially-engaged practice, as a research-base, or to test out ideas for exhibitions and artworks. Some spaces are public-facing and suitable for public display of artwork.
As a pilot project, we seek to trial, refine and develop better models for artist-led initiatives to occupy and make use of vacant commercial property within the heart of towns and cities across Scotland.
A £500 bursary is available to successful applicants to cover expenses (we anticipate 20 bursaries in total), free use of selected space, and curatorial & logistical support from the MORE THAN SPACE team for the duration of the project in October and November. Applicants will be chosen by an invited panel of selectors. All project participants will have the opportunity to retain use of the spaces for free beyond the life of the project.
Proposal Writing Workshop:
We are offering a session via Zoom to help applicants shape, frame and submit a proposal to Outer Spaces. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest in attending and we will send details and a link.
To apply, please submit a proposal to: email@example.com of approximately 500 words including:
What you will get:
Important Guidance Notes:
Within your proposal, please indicate preferred locations (up to 3: First choice; Second choice; Third choice):
Preferred type of unit: Public-Facing (shop unit)* or Non-Public Facing (office unit):