International Project Space (IPS) is a non-profit contemporary arts organisation situated on the Bournville campus of the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Since its founding IPS has established a reputation for presenting a challenging and experimental programme of exhibitions, events and new commissions with both emerging and established artists, providing many with their first opportunity to present a solo project in the UK. Drawing on its pedagogical context, IPS is committed to providing a space for experimentation and discussion, opening up the exhibition space to alternative modes of working and production.
Some of the artists previously exhibited at IPS include Anna Barham, Juliette Blightman, Joëlle de la Casinière, Steven Claydon, Lucy Clout, Simon Denny, Michaela Eichwald, Redmond Entwistle, Chris Evans, Megan Fraser, Melanie Gilligan, Ian Kiaer, Michael Krebber, George Henry Longly, Sara MacKillop, Aleksandra Mir, Robert Orchardson, David Osbaldeston, Laure Prouvost, Hannah Sawtell, Michael Stevenson, Oscar Tuazon and Emily Wardill.
IPS currently produces up to 6 solo and group exhibitions a year. As well as regular talks and events, new programmes running alongside main exhibitions include an ongoing series of displays entitled The Reading Room hosting both artist and curatorial projects which interrogate the ways in which knowledge is produced and made public through experimental forms of writing and distribution. The gallery also works with artists on long-term research-based collaborations with artists and other practitioners, most recently with artist Cally Spooner.
International Project Space is funded by Birmingham City University and Arts Council England. We rely on funds from trusts and foundations and other non-profit funding bodies to realize all of our exhibitions and events.