204 '08 - Call for Proposals for a 2 Week Exhibition

204 is a contemporary art space in Bristol, located close to the city centre on the busy Gloucester Road. It was initiated in 2006 as Windows 204 to be a showcase for art in the windows of an empty shop, and has been steadily establishing itself as an exciting venue in Bristol for contemporary art. 204 is now launching its new contemporary art space, expanding and incorporating the internal shop space itself, and is inviting artists from all disciplines to submit a proposal for a two-week exhibition in November 2008.

204 has a particular interest in supporting artists whose work is investigative, innovative and experimental. We often show work which may not function in a conventional or commercial gallery setting. To date we have showcased a diverse range of local/ national and international artists’ work, including site- specific installations.

We are looking for coherent bodies of work, either from single artists or artists working collaboratively. The selected artist/s will be given sole use of the space (approx. 32 meters squared) for the duration of the show. The artist will be permitted to have a preview at a time of their choice and will be given a press and publicity list for their use to promote their show. They will also be allocated a page on the 204 website to present their related work for publicity now and in the future. See the 204 website for full details of application.

Show Duration and dates
Sat 1 Nov – Sat 15 Nov 2008


Submission Requirements

204 ‘08 is open to visual artists of all disciplines. All written aspects of the submission must be supplied in hard copy on A4 paper.

Please send:

1. 150 -300 words that best describes your practice.

2. 5-10 images of your current work generally - these can be photographic prints, good quality photocopies or images on CD/DVD (All material submitted on CD/DVDs must be formatted for Mac and PC - images should be in jpeg format no bigger than 2mb per image for stills, moving images should be short bites, no longer than 5 minutes of material, and in a quick time format. No large files will be opened)

3. Written Proposal of approx. 500 words should be a detailed outline and should focus on the specific work that you are proposing for the exhibition at 204

4. A brief CV inclusive of full contact details: phone number and e-mail address.

5. Submission fee £6 per proposal. Cheques payable to D Weinreb (204) art204@live.com

Send all applications to: 204, 204 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8NG
204 '08

What: 204 '08 - Call for Proposals for a 2 Week Exhibition
Where: 204, 204 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8NU
When: Sat 1 Nov – Sat 15 Nov 2008
Further Details:
-Visit the 204 website
Contact: art204@live.com
Deadline: Mon 30 Aug 2008