CromerArtspace on the Prom; photo Jeremy Webb

How to apply

Information for artists interested in showing at Cromer Artspace on the Prom

Aims

Artspace on the Prom will contribute to the overall aims of Cromer Artspace. We hope to help to create a town transformed by culture, in which the creativity of everyone is valued and given a chance to flourish and where everyone has access to high quality cultural experiences.

We plan to bring people together for excitement, inspiration and enrichment, leading to happier and healthier lives.

Cromer Artspace on the Prom aims to engage and empower our community through the arts by highlighting the creative, cultural and historic diversity of our region and beyond and by providing opportunities for creative development. Its particular focus is on high quality contemporary art.

Artspace on the Prom

In 2023 Artspace on the Prom will be open from April 17th. The first show will be an auction of donated works, so the space is available for hire from 10th May and the season will end with an Open Exhibition from 16th October to 5th November. Artspace on the Prom is open daily from 11am to 4pm, except for those Mondays and Tuesdays between exhibitions, when the space is closed for hanging. Admission to the gallery is free.

Hiring the Space

  • The fee is £240 for two weeks (open Wednesday one week to Sunday the following week with changeover Monday/Tuesday). We charge no commission.
  • We are happy to receive applications from artists seeking grant funding for their exhibition and will aim to support them in this process.
  • We expect artists to invigilate, but we can provide some assistance from our team of volunteers. We aim to have the gallery open every day.
  • Artists need to provide their own insurance for their work, but Cromer Artspace has appropriate public liability insurance.
  • We encourage artists to give a talk about their work one afternoon and artists may choose to have a Private View on any day during their exhibition after 4pm
  • Cromer Artspace will provide publicity through their website, social media, leaflets and a monthly newsletter. We encourage artists to add to this with their own publicity.
  • We are also keen to discuss possibilities for talks, workshops, community engagement projects etc
  • We have already received expressions of interest for 2024 and we will also consider applications to exhibit beyond 2023.

The Selection Process

Our selection panel will meet at the beginning of September 2022 to select the shows for the year ahead, each show usually lasting for a fortnight. This year the panel consists of Craig Barber, Ruth Brumby, Krzysztof Fijalkowski, Graham High, Kate Munro and Sheila Robinson.

The panel will aim to:

  • Maintain a balance of content throughout the year
  • Include solo and group shows
  • Include works, when possible, from national and international artists
  • Enable emerging artists and those with less access to opportunities
  • Ensure that work is in keeping with Cromer Artspace policies and ethos.

Further information

We invite you to come to see the space and to discuss your proposal with a member of the team. Please contact us to make an appointment. We will also do our best to answer any questions you may have if you email.

How to apply

Your submission needs to be sent to hello@cromer-artspace.uk by the end of August 2022.

We need

  • Up to three good quality images, with dimensions and information on media used.
  • Website/social media details
  • Brief cv
  • Artist’s statement, including why this work would be appropriate for this space.
  • Preferred dates
  • Any special requirements

If you are selected, we will let you know in September and will arrange to meet you to discuss all the finer details.

NOTE ON ACCESS: We currently do not have wheelchair access, but we are applying for grants to install a ramp as soon as possible. There are steps with handrails.

Photos by Jeremy Webb

You can walk round the gallery online here.