Conditions, a new low-cost studio programme in Croydon, UK, is now open for applications. The one-year programme is open to 12 artists, who will get access to a studio space as well as structured critical conversations to encourage the development of each artist’s work, also working collaboratively towards exhibitions and events. The cost is £230 per month for a year.
Cofounded by artist and educator Matthew Noel-Tod and artist David Panos, Conditions responds to the increasing cost of studio spaces and education for artists in London. The first year will begin in October 2018 at 89 Gloucester Road in Croydon, an artist-run multipurpose 140 square-metre warehouse.
The programme will be structured around a series of loose themes, published as follows:
1. Seeking to rethink the parameters, aesthetics, social role and politics of what has been called ‘contemporary’ art. We are looking to push beyond current conventions, styles and assumptions to find new ways to engage.
2. While focusing on individual practices the programme encourages collective decision-making regarding the space and the curriculum, as well as collaboration in production and in the exhibition of work.
3. A critical engagement with digital media and its prevalence, but not limited to artists working in digital media. The programme is not medium specific, but will draw from a number of disciplines, for example: digital image / moving image / film / animation / photography / performance / music / 3D / fashion / design / architecture.
4. We are actively looking for a political / critical mindset open to the debates and discussions around representation in art. The programme is intellectually engaged, but seeks to avoid unproductive academicisation in art making. We place a confidence in formal exploration in art, challenging the relationships between politics and form in art-making.
Selected artists will be working with an Associates Group who will input into the programme, this year comprising of: Ami Clarke, Paul Clinton, Pil & Galia Kollectiv, Ayesha Hameed, Danny Hayward, John Hill, Jean Matthee, Yuri Pattison, Clunie Reid, Tom Richards, Lou Lou Sainsbury, Sara Sassanelli, They Are Here, Maija Timonen, Nikhil Vettukattil, Marina Vishmidt and more to be confirmed.
Application deadline: 15 August 2018
See here for further details and how to apply
27 July 2018