Open Call: Master Class

21 October 2016

Laura Yuile, Cloud Seed Silver, 2016, still from performance as part of Testing Ground 2016
Laura Yuile, Cloud Seed Silver, 2016, still from performance as part of Testing Ground 2016

Zabludowicz Collection is putting out an open call for participants in its annual Master Class creative development workshop for artists.

Developed in collaboration with artist Doug Fishbone, Master Class offers a small group of emerging artists from around the country, the opportunity to participate in a free week-long workshop with leading international artists, art professionals, and curators from the Collection. The project works with emerging artists from across the UK, at a point in their career where the opportunity to intensively critique their practice with peers and established artists provides a crucial boost to their work. The programme creates a productive space for discussion and builds connections between artists from different regions.    

Guest tutors currently include: Susan Hiller, Chantal Joffe and Heather Phillipson with others to be confirmed.

During the intensive workshop participating artists discuss their practice with the guest tutors in tutorials and critiques, and extend their professional networks through attending professional practice seminars, gallery visits and socials. 

Participants are selected through a combination of nominations sought from artist-led spaces around the country, and a national open call. 

The Master Class is offered for free. Participating artists need to be present for every day of the workshop from Wednesday 1 February – Wednesday 8 February 2017 (inclusive). We contribute £50 towards travel costs to and from London but ask the participating artists to organise their own accommodation.

Master Class is now in its fifth year – more information on the last four editions can be found here: 201320142015 and 2016

We are looking for artists who:

  • are at a point where the opportunity to critically discuss their work would be beneficial to their practice
  • have been practicing for at least three years post BA
  • are not undertaking  formal or informal education (e.g: MA study or other informal education programme)

Application guidelines:

Please visit the Jobs section of our website for information on how to apply for Master Class 2017.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2016: PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS FOR THIS OPEN CALL ARE NOW CLOSED