Residency at the Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge, U.K. Apply now
Wysing Arts Centre announces new residency and studio opportunities for 2012.Wysing Arts Centre invites applications for twelve six-week long artists’ residencies. The residencies are grouped into three ‘environments’ that have emerged from ongoing artistic enquiry focused around Wysing’s role as a centre for artistic research and development, its location on the geographic margins and its utopian origins as a space for artistic experimentation and alternative ways of being.
The three environments take three metaphors as their starting points: The Cosmos, exploring the past/origins/knowledge; The Mirror, exploring the present/reflective/commentary; and The Forest, exploring the future/a return to nature/transformation. All three environments are influenced by literary references to other worlds and the merging of fact and fiction, in particular the writings of JG Ballard, Jorge Luis Borges, Michel Foucault, WG Sebald and Kurt Vonnegut. It is expected that resident artists will contribute to ongoing group discussions around literary and philosophical references and be prepared to take part in public discussions on their work and ideas in relation to the environments. Additionally, artists will be expected to attend ongoing events with invited contributors including distinguished experts, amateur hobbyists and members of the public. Artists will be expected to be resident at Wysing Arts Centre throughout the six weeks duration. Four artists will be selected to work, at the same time, within each environment. The timeframes are:
The Cosmos 1 April-11 May; a six week residency with a series of public events led by contributors; public presentation 12-27 May, The Mirror 15 July – 24 August; a six week residency with a series of public events led by contributors; public presentation, public presentation 25 August – 9 Sept, The Forest 4 Nov – 16 Dec; a six week residency with a series of public events led by contributors; public presentation, public presentation 12-27 Jan 2013.
There is no form to fill in to apply for residencies. Instead we ask artists to provide the information listed below. Please keep emailed applications below 3mb in size. We are happy to receive MP3/4 files or CDs/DVDs instead of written applications. Applications may also be posted to Wysing Arts Centre, Fox Road, Bourn, Cambridge, CB23 2TX. Or emailed to Elinor Morgan, Artists and Programmes Curator http://www.wysingartscentre.org/about/links/197.html 1. A statement on which residency you would like to attend and how it would be relevant to your practice at this time (max 400 words), 2. A general statement on your practice (max 400 words), 3. A current CV, 4.A selection of 6 images or other relevant material (CDs, DVDs, etc)
The artists’ fee for a residency is £2,000 with a further £2,000 available for travel and production. We are grateful to Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation for their support of the residencies. The deadline for residency applications is Friday 17 February, 5pm.