Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition


Call for Applications




2 March –13 April 2019


New Ashgate Gallery



Call for Makers: Rising Stars 2019 Exhibition

Rising Stars is a curated, national platform to foster and champion students and recent graduates from BA and MA crafts, design and applied arts programmes across the UK. Rising Stars aims to offer new makers their first step into the market place, through a curated, selling exhibition.

The programme will consist of the Rising Stars exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, that enables new makers to access the market place and collectors; professional development including knowledge transfer and skills exchange, a national symposium; and a catalogue to act as a promotional tool for the selected makers.

We are delighted present a professional development award of £500 and a solo exhibition at New Ashgate in 2019 for one of the makers in the exhibition.

The dates are:

  • Exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, 2 March –13 April 2019.
  • A professional development day at the New Ashgate Gallery (date TBC) and a professional development symposium at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, 6 March 2019. The events are free to attend.

Submissions are invited from:

  • undergraduates
  • postgraduates
  • recent graduates who completed their study in last 36 months.

Apply by email:

  1. Application form - download from gallery website or request it by email: gallery@newashgate.org.uk
  2. 3-5 images of the proposed work(s) (JPEG, 1-2MB in size, including full image captions and a title of the artwork in a file name).
  3. CV (max. 2 pages)
  4.  about your work of no more than 250 words.

Application Deadline

The deadline is 17 January 2019, 5pm.

There is no fee for applications. The gallery takes a commission of 50% for the sold artwork. Email your application to New Ashgate Gallery at risingstars.exhibition@gmail.com having your name in the subject field. We regret that we are unable to accept late or incomplete applications.

Please do not send longer statements, additional images or website links unless requested.  Successful applicants will be covering their own travel and delivery costs and collection costs for unsold artworks.

For informal enquiries contact us at: gallery@newashgate.org.uk / 01252 713208.

For More Information

The web page with full information and application details: http://www.newashgate.org.uk/information-for-artists/rising-stars-2019-call-for-makers

Rising Stars 2019 is supported by Billmeir Charitable Trust. It is organised by the New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts.