Submitting an Exhibition Proposal

Please note, we are currently in the process of changing our proposal submission system. This will soon be launched under our new ‘programme rhythm’ during summer 2019.

Submitting a proposal during 2017/18

The majority of exhibitions at Shieldfield Art Works are initiated by SAW’s team and our partners, however, we have a commitment to support and encourage both emerging artists and creative practitioners. To complement SAW’s own programme, we occasionally work with exhibition proposals which we feel reflect SAW’s ethos. We especially welcome exhibition and project proposals that are open to collaboration.

Before submitting a proposal, we would suggest artists familiarise themselves with SAW’s ethos, programme and gallery spaces. We would love to support every exhibition proposal, but due to the high volume we receive and our busy SAW programme, we cannot guarantee collaborations.

SAW is a charity, and although we aim to support projects by giving staff time, it is necessary that individuals and groups submitting proposals will have their own funding in place to cover the costs of their project or exhibition.

Submitting a proposal

If you would like to collaborate, partner or exhibit in our space you can send a proposal*  that will be reviewed by our programme team. Please note, we are a small team and we cannot respond to proposals immediately.

*What is a proposal?

A proposal is a brief document which includes:

  • What your project/exhibition is about
  • Who you are and why you want to exhibit at SAW
  • Your preferred dates and space
  • Any special requirements
  • Photographs of your artwork or project
  • Any funding you may have received or are planning on applying for

To submit a proposal, please contact: