Monday, May 24, 2010

New Artists Studio Space in Sligo & Call Out For Artists To Join

A new and exciting studio space is under way at the Old Mill on Union Street in Sligo.
The space that is going to be used is 4000 sq ft with the intention to have approximately 20 – 24 artists sharing the space on a 12 month contract basis with a view to keeping the space active on an ongoing long term basis.  The space will provide a hub, privately run by the collective artists but also open to the public and to be used for studio workspace, gallery space, exhibitions, photographic studio, storage, coffee/ meeting / social space, workshops and for film viewings.

Matthew Tucker is one of the Artist involved in setting up the Art Space. Currently a student at Sligo I.T, he and a number of students from the Art Department are focused on seeing this project augment.

First they must undergo the establishment of a committee of 8 members to manage, administrate and be responsible for the studio space and once this is agreed they will be in a position to sign the lease of the Old Mill.
They are currently on the look out for 3 or 4 artists from outside of the IT who would be interested in becoming committee members. Artists must be committed to art practise, responsible, innovative and enthusiastic about the project.

There is also the look out for any Artists simply looking for studio space. A price has not yet been confirmed but the monthly rental fee for a work space/studio will be extremely affordable, final numbers (not exceeding 24) will dictate the price but in any case the figure will be below €100 monthly.

The objective of the space at the Old Mill is to create a lively, open and engaging environment for local artists to work and art lovers to come and get involved, giving artists the opportunity to show their work and communicate with an audience.

If you are interested please e-mail or call Matthew directly at the following contact details.

Matthew Tucker
+353 (0)86 236 2430

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