The West Gallery with show installed

Opportunities for creative ambition.

Quay Arts offers many opportunities for creative people on the Island to engage with us. We regularly send out calls for artists to submit work to our Open exhibitions; we invite people to showcase their talents at spoken word and music events such as our very popular Acoustic Originals sessions; we provide Artist’ Network Evenings to bring people together to debate and discuss topics relevant to them; we open up our gallery spaces for hire by individual or groups of artists and our studio theatre for drama rehearsals, music recordings, film showings; we give young people the chance to curate exhibitions – we see ourselves as facilitators of creative ambition.

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As part of Quay Arts’ 40th anniversary celebrations, we’re hosting the largest ever Isle of Wight Open Studios Showcase Exhibition in the West Gallery.

Artists participating in IW Open Studios 2016 are invited to show one piece of their work (max space in gallery 1m x 1m) representing their practice, in any medium, in the West Gallery.

See the main event page for full information.

Artist Studio at Jubilee Stores

An opportunity to join the community of artists and makers at Quay Arts’ participatory arts complex, Jubilee Stores, in the peaceful setting of Newport Harbour (PO30 2EF). The building houses a Pottery, Jewellery Studio and printmaking facilities and is the home of the Quay’s Course and Workshops programme.

Priority will be given to artists who:

  • plan to use their studio on a full-time basis (ie 30+ hrs per week)
  • have a professional practice, ie make all, or part of their living, from the active pursuit of their chosen artform.
  • are prepared to take part in Open Studios and other similar promotional events
  • offer a good ‘fit’ with the other studio-holders in terms of their artform, method of practice and approach to work.

There is also the possibility of tutoring at Jubilee Stores, if the applicant has teaching experience.

Studio 1 is 12 x 8 ft (96 sq ft).

Rent is approx. £100 plus VAT per month, including water and business rates, but excluding electricity. Free WiFi access.
Free parking for studio holder; disabled and metered parking adjacent for visitors

Contact Jacqui Cusack for further information or download the application form.

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