An opportunity to exhibit in one of the country's leading artist-led art galleries. The AirSpace Gallery Window reaches a large, varied and appreciative daily audience.

This is a chance both to exhibit finished works and to test ambitious new work in an established gallery setting. We encourage submissions from artists working in any medium, and whilst we will look carefully at all submissions, an advantage in selection will be gained from proposing work which shows an understanding of and realises the possibilities of the space. In particular, we would like to see proposals which incorporate movement and animation of space, reference contemporary societal concerns and go beyond the simple hanging of 2d works or a reference to shop displays etc. It will also help your chance of selection to include in your submission, visual representation of your proposal plan.

NB - unfortunately, this opportunity is not open to current under-graduate students.

Deadline for Submissions : 5pm, February 9th, 2019

Exhibition Dates :
March 9th to 23rd, 2019 - (9th March will be install day - 23rd March will be de-install day)
March 30th to April 13th, 2019 - (30th March will be install day - 13th April will be de-install day)
April 17th to May 4th, 2019 - (17th April will be install day - 4th May will be de-install day)

How to Apply

Applicants should submit the following in a single pdf to with the subject ‘In The Window':

In the Window Proposal: A description of what you would like to do in the window (500 words max) please demonstrate why such a particular space is important to the proposal. Please include any special requirements you may need.

You and Your Work: A brief introduction to your background and current practice (400 words max)

CV: An up-to-date relevant artist’s CV. Please include links to your work, previous exhibitions or other information that may help us to make a decision.

Images: 5 good quality images of current work, previous work, sketches or plans for the window.

For further information about how to apply, or to arrange a site visit, then please contact Glen Stoker at with the subject ‘In The Window'.

Details, Terms and Conditions

Fees: Successful applicants are awarded an all-inclusive artists' fee of £100

Install and de-install: Installation and de-installation is the sole responsibility of the artist. In certain circumstances, limited technical support can be made available.

Gallery offer: AirSpace Gallery will promote the artist and exhibited work on our website and/or blog as well as via our social media outlets. For promotional purposes, successful applicants will be expected to supply images relevant to their working practices and a statement about the exhibited work.


Window Details

The exhibition area on offer consists of one main window space - to the right of the doorway, which overlooks the main thoroughfare into the City Centre. Please note that the window space to the left of the doorway is not part of the In The Window programme.

The full area of the bay window is glazed providing two large plate glass windows at the front and a narrow window of the same height on either side. The interior has a floor which is level with the bottom of the glazing, this is painted white. The back of the space is a full size pine door, which allows full access in and out of the space even when closed, via an "escape" hatch. The dimensions of the back wall for exact coverage are 2955mm x 2820mm. Artists are welcome to paint, drill, or use screw fixings wherever necessary, however, the space is expected to be returned to a fit state upon de-install. The window has a single fluorescent tube light which provides lighting from above, plus additional LED spotlights. Electrical power to the space is available. It is possible to leave works requiring an electrical supply switched on throughout the day and night (respecting the manufacturers guidance for the use of the equipment). The aspect of the window is towards the south so receives full sun, a consideration if you propose to use screen-based media, or anything sensitive to heat.

Window Plan

AirSpace Gallery is a collaborative, artist led project in Stoke-on-Trent, providing professional development opportunities, studio and exhibiting space and support for artists.

Through a dynamic and evolving programme of exhibitions, events and activities AirSpace Gallery brings critical, high quality contemporary art to the region and provides opportunities for a broad range of artists.

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Visit AirSpace Gallery

4 Broad Street
City Centre

Open during exhibitions

Thursday to Saturday
11:00am to 5:00pm
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
by appointment

+44(0)1782 26 12 21


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