Standpoint Gallery is a leading artist-run gallery and studios in London. It does not represent artists, but curates shows from submission and invitation, concentrating on emerging/mid-career artists from the UK and internationally.
All projects are developed in collaboration with selected artists and aim to provide a platform for innovative new work and ideas.
Standpoint is a recognised centre of excellence for artist-led activity and debate – with a programme of public exhibitions, talks and discussions that aims to promote diverse experimentation and analysis in all areas of contemporary practice.
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Standpoint welcomes submissions from artists and curators. We do not represent artists. All projects and exhibitions are developed in collaboration with artists.
We are NOT a hire space, and curate many of our own projects, hence there are relatively few opportunities per year. We do prefer you to know the space before you send in your submission, and to be patient in your expectations of a response. We tend to programme a year in advance, in blocks of shows, and a good time to send proposals in is by early July each year.
If you are an individual artist, please send a disc including 10 images as jpegs (max 500kb), CV, statement and proposal if appropriate, or email a PDF including this information as one document.
If you are submitting a group show proposal, please post a disc or email a PDF as one document, including your exhibition proposal, plus concise information and several images on each artist. We will collaborate with you - which may include discussing some changes to your proposal.
Please write 'Gallery Submission' in the subject line of your email to the Curator.
Please note that Standpoint is not publically funded, there is no production budget for exhibitions. Funding can be applied for by you where necessary, with our assistance.
Volunteers and Interns
Standpoint is a registered charity and we welcome keen and capable volunteers and interns who are interested in gaining experience of a busy artist-run space. We prefer to work with people one day or maximum two days per week over a period of several months, so we can fit around student timetables or paid work, and we get to know you and your strengths and what you prefer to do.
Previous interns have run their own education projects and have been directly involved in exhibitions and events as well as working with artists and helping out with all aspects of the practical and office tasks that need to get done.
If you are interested please email the Gallery with your CV and covering letter, putting 'Intern application' in the subject line of the email. NB we will only contact you if there is a vacancy.
Standpoint's Core Aims
- to provide exhibition and development opportunities for emerging artists (from London, the UK and internationally), outside of the commercial gallery system, acting as a platform to further their careers.
- to develop artists’ networks and peer-group discourse, promote critical feedback and support professional practice.
- to support the diversity and vibrancy of artistic production and promote excellence and commitment in the artist as maker.
to promote the visual arts by developing public appreciation and access to the arts.
- to involve the community, including schools and colleges, in arts education by providing talks, events and practical workshops.
The gallery is core-funded through Standpoint Studios, a registered charity comprising 5 large studios providing creative workspace for 10-15 established artists and makers with diverse specialist knowledge and contacts with leading museums and galleries.
Registration Number 3437596
Standpoint Studios Charity Number 10647500