Introducing the Partnership Editions x Artist Residence Emerging Talent Award - an open call for any artist to apply. The winner will be exhibited online via Partnership Editions and in one of the Artist Residence hotels.
Partnership Editions founder, Georgia Spray and Artist Residence co-founder, Charlotte Salisbury will head up the panel, joined by esteemed judges Emily Tobin - House & Garden magazine’s Arts and Features Editor, and established Partnership Editions’ artist, Hester Finch.
The Artist Residence hotels and Partnership Editions are both grounded in the ethos that art should be democratic, life-enriching and accessible – the new Emerging Talent Award seeks to act as a springboard for the next generation of artists – giving them a prominent place both physically and online to present their works.
Artists are invited to apply over the summer. A short-list will then be made by our panel of judges, with a finalist being announced on x September. The winner will be able to produce, exhibit and sell a special collection of artworks via Partnership Editions’ curated platform, and will have the opportunity to exhibit their work physically at one of the Artist Residence’s hotels.
Partnership Editions works collaboratively with some of today’s most exciting artists to sell affordable limited edition and original works of art. Price points currently range from £50 to £5,000. More than just an online platform, Partnership Editions engages with its dedicated and growing community of emerging collectors via talks, supper clubs, studio visits and life drawing classes - taking art outside of the traditional gallery setting.
The first Artist Residence hotel opened in 2006. Inspired by the Brighton art scene, the founders sent out an advert for artists to decorate rooms in return for board. Hundreds of artists responded, eventually decorating walls, floors and ceilings with unique murals - some of which are still there today. Artist Residence have hotels in Brighton, London, Oxfordshire and Penzance, and open their Bristol outpost this autumn.
“Working directly with the artists of the future is at the core of what we do, and whilst we are a tightly curated platform, we are also a democratic one. Therefore we are extremely excited about this open call opportunity where any artist, whatever their background can apply. We can’t wait to see the plethora of talent from artists working today.”
Georgia Spray, Founder of Partnership Editions
“Founded with art at its core, Artist Residence began as a blank canvas offered to emerging artists to decorate in exchange for board. We've evolved a lot since those early days, but we've continued to collaborate with some amazing artists on events, print sales and rolling exhibitions in our spaces. Collaborating with Georgia and Partnership Editions on this award is really exciting, and feels very fitting, as we've always felt passionate about showcasing affordable art from up and coming artists and providing a platform for their work.”
Charlotte Salisbury, co-founder of Artist Residence.
Charlotte Salisbury has a history of art degree from Leeds and joined AR founder, Justin Salisbury, with the second venture in Penzance. They now have 5 hotels. She has been Managing Director of Artist Residence for nearly 12 years.
Emily Tobin is Arts & Features Editor at House & Garden where she has worked for nine years. During that time she has visited everywhere from converted monasteries to castles belonging to Hollywood actors. When not watching the world's finest artists and craftsmen at work, Emily can be found with her nose deep in a book.
Georgia Spray studied History of Art at Bristol University, going on to work at leading art institutions including White Cube Gallery, Christie’s, The Auction Room and for dealer Ivor Braka. Tired of the elitism of the art world, and after continued conversations with friends unable to find good quality affordable art for their homes, in 2016 she founded Partnership Editions - a platform that connects emerging artists and collectors.
Hester Finch is a London-based artist who studied at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford University. Working in a variety of media, concentrating primarily on nudes and landscapes, Hester’s work is utterly captivating in its power to lure the viewer in with her technical skill and use of bright colour.
HOW TO APPLY
Applying for the award is simple.
Please just send us an email with the following information:
Your full name and a contact number
A bio/artist statement (max. 200 words)
A PDF with a maximum of 8 artworks (please include title, medium, dimension, date and price if you’re currently selling your work)
Links to your website and Instagram
NB. PDFs must be a maximum file size of 25MB. We are not able to consider artwork submitted in any other way. Please do not attached individual images, transfer/dropbox links or attempt to send work physically. If you submit in this way your application will not be considered and we may not be able to notify you that this is the case.
CRITERIA - This award is open to all who would like to exhibit their artwork through Partnership Editions and Artist Residence. Artists must be willing to retail their work for under £1,000 (including commission fees).
Deadline to apply is xx
(Please note that due to an anticipated large volume of applicants, we will not be able to respond individually to each application)
Winners will be announce on xxx - you will be contacted by e-mail if you have won, and it will also be publicised via instagram.