The Open Project

The Open Project

22nd August 2013 - 8th September 2013

mac, Birmingham


The Open Project is mac birmingham‘s innovative re-working of the ‘open’ exhibition format. The Open Project guarantees the regions artists a place to show and sell artwork between 22 August – 8 September in mac birmingham’s prominent first floor gallery.

All eligible artwork will also be considered for additional exhibitions by Young Curators as part of mac birmingham‘s Next Generation programme. For further information about the project go to


THE OPEN PROJECT (TOP) has been devised in association with artist Trevor Pitt as a platform to explore democratic and collective approaches to exhibition curating. TOP will be a series of four exhibitions curated by Young Curators from mac birmingham’s Next Generation programme and an opportunity for artists across the West Midlands to exhibit and sell their art in mac birmingham’s prestigious first floor art gallery.

With an aim to support the professional development of emerging arts professionals, THE OPEN PROJECT presents the region’s artists with increased opportunities to be selected for exhibition. All eligible artworks submitted to the project are considered for each of the exhibitions in addition to a guaranteed place in the closing SALON exhibition, between 22 August and 8 September.

THE OPEN PROJECT builds upon 2011’s ‘anticurate’ programme. It is a mac birmingham initiative, devised by artist Trevor Pitt in association with Juneau Projects and Keith Dodds.


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