O U T P O S T | Residency Exchange




Call for Submissions: Residency Exchange 2015

Catalyst Arts Gallery, Belfast <> OUTPOST, Norwich

1 – 31 July 2015

Information for prospective Catalyst Arts Member applicants

OUTPOST is an artist-run gallery committed to the uncompromising presentation of contemporary art. Since its founding in 2004, OUTPOST has established itself as a leading centre for artist activity in the east of England, producing a core programme of 11 exhibitions per year. Alongside a programme of offsite projects, events and a series of artists editions. This activity is generated by a rolling Steering Committee of up to eight members, with a limit of two years service.

Artists who have shown at OUTPOST include Elizabeth Price, John Russell, Karla Black and Nicholas Byrne. OUTPOST is supported by the Arts Council England and operates a membership scheme which is open to anyone to join. Members are encouraged to submit material to the members’archive, to be considered for various artists’opportunities and affordable studios. A five minute walk from the gallery building, OUTPOSTstudios provide fit for purpose facilities for 80 artists, a residency space, a workshop and a secondary exhibition space.

 Following the success of prior residency programmes, OUTPOST is delighted to continue partnering with peer artist-led galleries and invite Catalyst members to apply for Members’Exchange 2015, a residency programme co-produced between OUTPOST and Catalyst. This twinned residency offers an opening for two artists, one selected from each organisation’s respective membership, to develop their practice on an national platform, engage in current debate concerning contemporary art practice, carry out research and experimentation and contribute to the dynamic of an artistic community.

 The Catalyst member will be working in a large ground floor exhibition space (Gildengate House) for three weeks, with an option to extend the residency by one week. This fourth week is an opportunity to present a solo show in Gildengate House. Whilst resident in Norwich, the Catalyst member will receive full technical, promotional and logistical support. The artist will be provided with a budget to cover travel, accommodation and materials in addition to a daily stipend for the duration of the residency. A proportion of the total budget has been allocated to providing some mentoring, which can be arranged in dialogue with the selected artist to ensure a relevant group of people are invited to studio visits.

 For further information about OUTPOST please contact:

questions@norwichoutpost.org or follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/outpostgallery

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OUTPOSTGallery or Instagram


OUTPOST Residency Overview

The selected Belfast based artist will be based in OUTPOSTstudios, using Gildengate House as a studio facility and exhibition space.

Accommodation will be provided in the city centre of Norwich.

The allocated budget of £1200 will cover travel expenses, material costs, subsistence and mentoring.

At the beginning of the residency period, the selected artist will be asked to give a brief introductory presentation.

At the conclusion of the residency the participant will be invited to make a solo show in the form of a public exhibition.

The resident artist will receive full technical, promotional and logistical assistance from OUTPOST steering committee.


 Submission Information for Belfast Applicants

Catalyst members are invited to submit applications to participate in Members’ Exchange 2015. All applications must be made by email to questions@norwichoutpost.org, cc catalystarts@gmail.com and have the subject heading Members’ Exchange 2015 Belfast applicant.

 Application Guidelines:


Please include your exhibition and educational background. Artists Statement in 250 words or less, write a statement outlining your current practice. Statement of Objectives, in 250 words or less describe your proposed plans for projects, ideas and your expectations for the residency.


Text – .pdf / .doc / .rtf

Image – .jpg / .png / .gif (72dpi, maximum 10 images)

Audio – .mp3 / .wav

Video – .mov / .mp4 / .avi (maximum 10 minutes duration)

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applications in the form of links to websites, please only include this information for reference in your CV, along with the material listed above. Please note that the maximum attachment size per email is 10mb, for larger files please send either a We

Timetable for Applications:

Deadline: 31st May 2015, 11:59pm


All applications by Catalyst members will be reviewed by OUTPOST steering committee and the successful applicant notified on 5th June 2015.

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