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Call for artists: Degazine

The Young Producers are creating a zine and looking to feature works by 10 artists

The chosen 10 artists will have their piece of work included in the zine, receive a £50 fee and have the chance to showcase their work in a dedicated launch event.

The zine is the product of research into a painting, Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study by Degas, conducted by the Young Producers. Titled ‘Degazine’, it will give artists the opportunity to share their work to a diverse audience in London and beyond.

Image: Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study', about 1886

‘Degazine’ will be launched at an official event at the National Gallery which the artist must be available to attend. There will be a collaborative workshop for all artists in the morning before the event.

The zine will be shared with the National Gallery Masterpiece Tour 2020 partner venues, where 'Hélène Rouart in her Father's Study' will be displayed over the next year.

We hope that ‘Degazine’ will inspire these partners to produce similar publications, events or workshops. Please find below a brief explanation of our research which may be a source of inspiration for you. Also below is an artist manifesto, which you should read before submitting your work.

Please complete the application form below by 8 December 2019. We endeavour to contact all artists on the outcome of their application by 9 January 2020.

If you have any questions please contact youngproducers@ng-london.org.uk with the subject line ‘Degazine Application Question’. Those without the correct subject line may not receive a response.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

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Please read the artist manifesto below before applying. 

Artist manifesto 

  1. We will accept any form of artwork, this includes but is not limited to: poetry, collage, painting, 3D work, short stories, film & video, sound & music and posters.
  2. All non-written artworks must be submitted on 1 side of A4 in an electronic format.
  3. All performance pieces must be no more than 5 minutes and submitted electronically.
  4. All submissions must be original artworks in response to painting/research themes.
  5. All submissions must be received via the online form.
  6. All artists whose artwork is included in the project will be paid a £50 set fee.
  7. The artwork must respond to/address/reflect the themes addressed in our research.
  8. Artists can submit their work either as an individual, duo or group piece.

Application disclosure: 

Our applications are open to everyone and we look forward to receiving a range of artwork from diverse artists. Artists do not need either a formal qualification in any area to submit their application, nor any experience within a museum or gallery setting. We particularly welcome early career or emerging artists to apply.