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competition by The Muse at 269 Gallery/Studio

31st May 2015 to 12th June 2015


AIR Competition 2015

Since 2004 The Muse Gallery / Studio has supported a residency program offering recently graduated artists: subsidized studio space and a gallery to both exhibit work and the opportunity to establish both client and industry connections through participation in regular events.

This year we invite artists of all disciplines who have graduated over the past two years with a BA minimum qualification, to submit work for an AIR initial group show. 

The deadline for submissions will be at 9 am on 15th June 2015. Selected artists will be informed of the decision on the 20th June and must accept by the 27th June. 

Artworks will be reviewed by: our panel of esteemed industry professionals, curators and collectors. 

All submissions must be sent through this link:


Information required: 

Phone, email, name, date of birth, address 

Plus valid links to: 10-15 Images files or online portfolios. 

Please include: Title, dimensions and medium of each artwork

Degree title / University


Arts practice (Please include any of your previous residency experience.)

Educational (If any, please give details of your educational projects / community initiative experience.)

Outreach (If any, please give us details of your artist-led workshop experience.)


From competition to residency… 



  1. Selected works will be exhibited from - 23nd July 2015 to 9th August 2015.

  2. Based on the work submitted for the group show, a panel of judges will then award 3 or 4 artists with a residency that will start on 11th January 2016 and finish 22nd April 2016

  3. The residency will begin with a group show starting on 13th January 2016. 

  4. A second group show to exhibit the works created will take place at the end of the residency - 27th April 2016-15th May 2016.

  5. The awarded artists will be required to collectively invigilate these exhibitions. Schedules will be published online and in hard copy at the beginning of the program. 

  6. Further to the residency opportunity, a selected resident will be offered a one-month solo show for 2017 awarded on merit.



The residency is open to those from disciplines including: drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installation and photography. 


The Muse Gallery & Studio will provide studio space, professional curating for all exhibitions and assistance with public and private sector funding applications for projects and living expenses, plus mentoring and network opportunities with affiliated professionals and institutions.


We urge applicants in any 3D media, to assess the practicality of this working environment by visiting the gallery prior to submissions. 


Subject to a successful AIR competition application, artists will be provided with an information pack, AIR guide and ‘The Muse residency letter of agreement’. If you require further information in advance of this please write to: info@themuseat269.com


All artwork sold during the relationship with The Muse Gallery & Studio will be sold at a 0% commission. To view previous residents please go to:http://www.themuseat269.com/artists/artists-in-residence.



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