A Generous Space 2, The New Art Gallery, Walsall, UK20 May — 25 September 2022
Following on from the highly successful exhibition ‘A Generous Space’ at Hastings Contemporary, 25 November 2021 – 17 April 2022. The New Art Gallery Walsall will present ‘A Generous Space 2’. Director Stephen Snoddy has selected 50 artists signed up to the Artist Support Pledge and in turn asked each selected artist to select one further artist, to create an exhibition of 100 artworks by 100 artists.
Future Now Symposia, Aesthetica Magazine5-6th May 2022
Artist Support Pledge participated in Aesthetica Magazines Future Now conference for critical and cultural debate. This two-day event brings together key institutions, galleries, publications and artists for in-person and live-streamed discussions surrounding the most pressing issues from today’s creative industries. Leading speakers from the art world meet to discuss today’s most important issues. Through imaginative debates, panel discussions, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now is a platform for idea generation.
We The Muse Digital #studioinview AwardMay – June 2022
To celebrate studios, accessing knowledge and supporting practice. Artist Support Pledge collaborated with International Mentoring scheme We The Muse, in providing 6 award memberships from an ASP’s digital open studios programme #studioinview.
A Generous Space, Hastings Contemporary, UK25 November — 17 April 2022
In November 2022, Artist Support Pledge (ASP) moved from our screens and onto real life gallery walls with the first ever exhibition crowdsourced from Instagram at Hastings Contemporary.
More than 300 works, created by artists from around the world as well as from just around the corner, featured in A Generous Space.
With more than 3600 submissions for A Generous Space, all made via Instagram using the #aspshows hashtag, ASP founder artist Matthew Burrows MBE and eight other selectors choose the works to be included in the exhibition. The selectors were acclaimed artist Lakwena; Kate Bryan, TV presenter and Head of Collections for Soho House; a-n’s Chief Executive Julie Lomax; Natalie Melton, Creative Director, Arts Council; Sally Shaw MBE, Director of the 2021 ‘Art Fund Museum of the Year’ gallery Firstsite; Jo Baring, Director of the Ingram Collection of Modern British & Contemporary Art: journalist and editor Javier Pes and Jes Fernie, an independent curator and writer.
A Generous Space was proudly sponsered by Tidmastownsend
The Hari Art Prize, London, UK4 April – 20 June 2022
Artist Support Pledge is delighted to have been invited to be a guest judge by A Space For Art for the first ever Hari Art Prize. The three finalists will be announced at a VIP award event at The Hari in London on 17 November 2022. The overall winner will be awarded £10,000 grant, generously donated by Dr. Aron Harilela. The two runners up will receive the opportunity to become the next Artists in Residence based at The Hari from January to February 2023, followed by an exhibition of their work at the London hotel. All three finalists will have their work exhibited at The Hari’s newest hotel in Hong Kong.
Ukraine Support PledgeMarch 2022
In response to the war in Ukraine, Artist Support Pledge founder Matthew Burrows and artist curator Zavier Ellis of Ellis Smith Projects have come together to launch Ukraine Support Pledge. Using the same principles as Artist Support Pledge, artists were able to donate sales of artworks through the #ukrainesupportpledge. Within a month the campaign had raised over £115,000.
Instagram for Artists, Scottish Artist UnionDecember 2021
Artist Support Pledge was delighted to contribute to this 3 day online Symposia organised by Scottish Artist Union, giving artists the skills to utilise Instagram as a place to share their practice.
Contemporary British Painting Prize, 2021November 2021
Artist Support Pledge is delighted to have been invited to be a guest judge for the 2021 Contemporary British Painting Prize.
Artist Susan Absolon was the prizewinner of the 2021 CBP Prize, receiving £2000, an essay written about her painting practice by Artist Support Pledge, Director and Artist, Matthew Burrows MBE, membership to Contemporary British Painting and to be one of the selectors for the 2022 CBP Prize.
Hannah Murgatroyd was awarded ‘Highly Commended’.
Art For Your World, #artforyourworldNovember 21
Artist Support Pledge proudly supported and participated in #artforyourworld. A campaign launched in 2021 for WWF, led by curatorial practice Artwise, to mobilise and unite the art world in the fight against the climate crisis. .
Artist Support Pledge ran a month long campaign highlighting and encouraging artists to make a donation to Art For Your World from their ASP sales.
Matthew Burrows Selects, Unit 1 Gallery /Workshop, London, UK10 September – 2 October 21
Artist Support Pledge collobrated with Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop for “Matthew Burrows Selects” , an exhibition celebrating the renowned and hugely successful Artist Support Pledge.
Selected by Matthew Burrows, the exhibition bought together artists utilising Artist Support Pledge enabling them to exhibit other works from their studios alongside their available Artist Support Pledge pieces.
Time To Change The Topdown Industry, Gatekeeper & Fair Art FairSeptember 2021
Artist Support Pledge participated in a live event organised by Gatekeeper Magazine & Fair Art Fair.
The event explored how the art market can bacome more transparent and accessible for all, liberating the artist and consumer.
Sustainability First Art Prize,July 2021
Artist Support Pledge was a guest judge on Sustainability Art Prize 2021. The theme was: Together For A Fair Climate Future. Its aims were to bring together the climate crisis, fairness in society, and how we work together to achieve a more sustainable future.
Art Is Essential, CVANMay 2021
Artist Support Pledge partipcated in CVAN campaign Art Is Essential. Leading visual arts institutions and art schools united against proposed government cuts to arts education in an open letter to the then Secretary of Education, Gavin Williamson.
New Cultures Of Art Funding, CLiC & Scottish Contemporary Art NetworkMarch 2021
Artist Support Pledge participated in a live CLiC event alongside; Sarah Philp, Director of Programmes and policy Artfund, Candida Gertler OCE, co-founder of Outset Contemporary Art Fund, where different funding cultures were explored. , The discussion centered around who has the scope and incentive to fund art, and how we can harness the immense potential power of collective funding efforts.
A New Artworld Ecosystem, We the MuseMarch 2021
Artist Support Pledge was a guest speaker at We the Muses inaugural Roundtable event ‘A New Art World Ecosystem’ where with other guest speakers the possibilities of an inclusive and egaliterian for all artists was discussed.