Laura I. Art Gallery was opened and inaugurated by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and the leader of Barking and Dagenham Council Darren Rodwell.
Our gallery has worked with an excess of 500 artists at all levels and supported them in many shapes and forms from offering them the possibility to exhibit and sell their artworks at Laura I. Art Gallery to providing them with guidance through our career development programs that helped them with securing sells, exhibitions, contracts with other organizations and built their creative portfolio, learn how to market their art and build confidence.
Now that we are ready to take on another level of growth, we would like to recruit 10 super talented artists that are ready to sell their art on one of the biggest online art platforms as well a place in an exhibition in centre of London .
We are looking for artists who would like to commit to our partnership for one year and offer us exclusivity in selling their specific artworks. We do not require exclusivity to all of your artworks but only to those we select to sell in our gallery to our clients.
We are keen to build strong relationships with the artists we are working with, as loyalty and friendships are at the base of one of our foundations.
There will be a six-month probation to see if we can work together.
We are looking for artists who have a strong portfolio with at least with a list 15 artworks for sale.
We are looking for artists at the highest quality.
The perfect candidate will have:
- Authentic style and original artwork
- At least 15 artworks available for sale
- You will be using high quality of art materials
- An artist statements. However, we will be offering you support with writing one if selected.
- CV with special achievements, awards, exhibitions,residencies,commissions,sells,press,
- You will be expected to be active on social media.
Your statement should include:
What kind of art is it?
What materials have you used?
What is it about?
Why did you make it? What is the impact you are hoping to create ?
How does it fit into the context of the artworld social and cultural scene as well in history?
What inspired you?
Stages of recruitment:
1.Registration: You will need to subscribe to our newsletter in order to receive more details about how to be selected. Don’t worry you can unsubscribe at any time however we do wish to recruit people who are supporting our gallery and its programs.
Deadline for registration:18th of December
Please click here to register:
1.We will send out a call out only to our gallery subscribers for representation where you will be told what information we need from you to be selected .20th of December 2020
2.You will be asked to send us the details until the 9th of January 2021. Don't worry if you are confused and you don’t know what info to send or if you need more info, we will be running a webinar on the 18th of December to answer to all of your questions.
3.Announcement of 40 shortlisted artists 12th of January.
4.Interviewing shortlisted artists via zoom between 13th of January and 20th of January 2021
5.Announcing finalists ,25th of January 2021. If selected as a finalist you will be asked to send high quality pictures of your artworks in situ. However, we could possibly arrange a professional photoshoot of the artworks at a specific location.
Who can participate?
Mid-career artists and professional artists however emerging artists can participate too if they have a strong and consistent portfolio.
Fees: We want to be transparent and with no hidden fees. There is no fee to apply. However, there is a small monthly admin fee under £60 if you are selected as a finalist only. No extra fees to participate in the exhibition.
You will need to stay with us for 6 months and see how the art market will respond to your work. If any of your artwork sells within six months your will be represented free of any charge for another 6 months.
However, the commission will increase as expenses will stay the same.
30% commission on sales online and 50% commission on sales in the gallery or at the exhibition in the centre of London. That’s because we will need to cover high end rent of the space fees, marketing materials and admin work.