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How to hire Floor One Gallery

The following dates are available for hire of the Floor One Gallery in 2019.  The hire fee is £120.00.  Public Liability Insurance is required and can now be provided by Rugby Borough Council for £25.00 for the hire period.

21 June- 5 July
5-19 July
19 July – 2 August
2 – 16 August
16 - 30 August
30 Aug - 14 September

Please apply by post or email for a Floor One slot.  All responses will be anonymised and placed in a lottery for each date.  The draw will be overseen by an independent adjudicator from Warwickshire County Council.

We need to know your first choice preference OR whether you would like to be entered in the lottery for all the dates.   Obviously you will have more chance of success if entered for all dates.  Preference will be given to applicants who have not had a Floor One exhibition in the last 2 years.

Please email or post your application to reach us by 10 am 29 October 2018.  The draw will take place 29 October 2018.   We need to know your:-

  • Name
  • Address
  • Email
  • Contact Phone no.
  • 1st choice date
  • Entry for all dates?
  • A contact representative if necessary and their contact details

Please mark your email FLOOR ONE APPLICATION and send to ragm@rugby.gov.uk or post to Floor One application, Rugby Art Gallery & Museum, Little Elborow St. Rugby CV21 3BZ

If you have been successful we will contact you by email/phone.   Please can you ensure you or a representative is available so we can confirm the booking. If we have not been able to contact you or your representative by  12 noon Friday 2 November we will pass your place on to the next person on the reserve list (also drawn on the lottery date 29 October 2018).


FAQ

Do you select the artists exhibiting in Floor One Gallery? No. Rugby Art Gallery and Museum is part of Rugby Council and Floor One Gallery was established as a space to be available to all artistic members of our community.
Why do you operate such a lottery system? A lottery system is the only way we can make Floor One Gallery available on an equal basis to all the artists that apply.
Do you see the artists' work before their exhibition? No, we do not curate the exhibition. However, you must not display any exhibits, artwork or notices of a political, sexual, racial, offensive, commercial or promotional nature .
I am an established artist and can't rely on luck to book gallery space.
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum supports artists based in the borough of Rugby by offering the opportunity to exhibit in our art gallery on the Second Floor. Exhibition proposals are accepted all year round and are taken to a selection panel of Rugby Borough Council Officers. Solo artist and group proposals are accepted.  Exhibitions are programmed at least 18 months in advance
If you would like to submit a proposal for an exhibition in the first instance please contact the Senior Exhibitions Officer to discuss your idea.
Then please send:
A proposal detailing the idea behind the exhibition, participants, number of artworks if known, potential audience, draft budget and fundraising ideas.
CV, artists' statement, images (jpeg on cd preferred) and any other supporting materials to:
ragm@rugby.gov.uk and mark for attention of Senior Exhibitions Officer  or by post to
Senior Exhibitions Officer
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum
Little Elborow Street
Rugby
CV21 3BZ
UK (Please ensure you include appropriate return postage) Apply here