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Open Call: Bloc Projects Members Show 2018

We are very excited to invite applications from our Members to submit work to be considered for inclusion in the Bloc Projects Members Show which will open in July 2018.

The Bloc Projects Membership Scheme offers opportunities and support for artists regionally, nationally and internationally.

The Bloc Projects Members Show is a chance for members to show their work in our gallery space and to work with the team here to help develop their work through conversation and curatorial support.



This year we are also delighted to announce that curator Kim McAleese will be selecting the artists for inclusion in the show.

Kim McAleese is a curator based in Birmingham, UK. She is currently working as Programme Director of Grand Union, a gallery space and artists’ studios in the city, where she has worked with artists such as Prem Sahib, Laura Oldfield Ford, Emma Hart, Alice Theobald, and Susie Green. She is co-founder of Household, a collective of five curators who organise projects in Northern Ireland that encourage people to re-negotiate how they view and interact with art in city spaces.

Previously, she was co-director of Catalyst Arts from 2009–2011, a curatorial consultant at the Belfast Festival at Queen’s in 2012 and Curator for 14-18NOW Northern Ireland. She is co-founder of domestic visual arts space, Satis House.

She has completed Curatorlab at Konstfack, a masters programme for professionals in Stockholm. Previous to this she was the first recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Career Enhancement Scheme for Curatorial Practice, and was one of the participants in the first European Independent Curators International Curatorial Intensive in 2013.

She is an Associate Lecturer at University of Birmingham and Director of Curatorial Curriculum, an alternative learning programme for emerging curators exploring different forms of curatorial practice. She sits on the board of Outburst Queer Arts Festival and New Art West Midlands (the CVAN network for the Midlands).



What we need:

  • Up to 3 images of works to be included in the exhibition.
  • A short text describing your practice and the works that you are submitting for selection (500 words max).
  • A CV (1 page of A4 max).
  • Completed ‘Equal Opportunities’ form. The form can be found by clicking here


Please note that Bloc Projects are not able to provide any funds to cover the production of new work so we encourage artists to submit pre existing work.


All applicants MUST be current Bloc Projects Members. For more information about our membership scheme and how to become a member please visit our membership page here



All applications should be sent to

Application deadline 31/05/18