Collective Residency Open Call: FORMAT22

Collective Residency Open Call: FORMAT22 

FORMAT is delighted to announce an open call for an artist collective to be in residence at QUAD. 

The residency will take place between November 2021 and March 2022 including an exhibition in the QUAD Extra Gallery Spaces during our off year, FORMAT22.  

This is an opportunity for a UK based artist collective working in digital, lens-based media or photography to develop existing project/s or to realise new work and exhibit as part of the FORMAT22 Off Year programme.  

From the open call, one collective will be selected to be based at QUAD in our dedicated Artists’ Studio space and will be required to spend a relevant amount of time at the space for the duration of the residency. The collective will receive guidance and mentoring from the FORMAT and QUAD curatorial team and there will be the opportunity for studio visits, to lead an artist talk and an exhibition tour.  

The residency will include: 

  • Residency fee (this includes contributions towards exhibition costs, travel & accommodation expenses) 
  • Dedicated Studio space at QUAD, Derby 
  • Mentoring from FORMAT/QUAD Curatorial team 
  • Exhibition as part of FORMAT22 off year programme  

For full info on how to apply –

Deadline for submissions: Sunday 7 November, 11:59pm (GMT) 

QUAD is committed to building more equitable, diverse and inclusive practices and processes that drive innovation and belonging across the organisation. With this aim, we are passionate about attracting excellent applicants from a variety of backgrounds and self-identities.  This includes those who have a lived experience of being ‘othered’ and/or have characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010 

Start Date

8th October 2021

Closing Date

7th November 2021