Groundwork South West, Dartington, UK
Deadline : February 16, 200
University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts Groundwork South West.
We are offering a residency to an artist to work within the context of a college of arts which is in transition and to engage with aspects of sustainability – ecologically, financially and socio-politically.
Although the merged colleges' history, location and legacy, the process of its relocation and the physical and metaphorical space between Dartington and Falmouth are to inform the project, the artist may respond to the brief in any way, and should maintain an integrity to their own practice. They should not regard the brief as requiring a literal or instrumentally defined outcome.
Artists can be from any arts discipline and should be engaged with an exploratory or experimental practice.
The residency is to include a form of public access appropriate to the practice of the artist and the aims and objectives of the project. This could include talks, presentations, workshops, exhibitions or performances. These would be at UCF/Dartington and could also be for specific groups such as schools, arts organisations etc.
The residency will be based with the field of Art at the Dartington Campus where we will be able to offer:
accommodation on site for approximately 22 nights – dates to be agreed with the selected artist, subject to availability
bookable access to space, equipment etc.
opportunity to exhibit, perform or install work at The Gallery Dartington or other site/venue for Oct 2009 - early 2010 including support, ‘opening’ and installation costs. If the residency runs for a longer period and the move to Falmouth takes place while the residency is still active, we will endeavour to find an exhibition space in Falmouth.
Publicity (not including print costs).
Public engagement contract - amount to be agreed but in the region of no more than 30 hours.
To take place between one to two years on a flexible basis
The residency will commence as soon as possible from a date agreeable to all parties.
Commission fee £7,000
Up to £1,000 materials and expenses
Public Engagement Contract £1000
In-kind support in the form of access to facilities, exhibition and accommodation
· outline of your proposed project including
o short description and time-line
o preparatory visual / aural material if relevant
o how the project relates to your own practice
o how you consider the project can engage with students, staff and / or the general public.
· current CV
· relevant visual/aural documentation of previous work.
Please make your submission concise and do not include more than five minutes of audio-visual material.
Please send submissions to:
Groundwork South West
Queen Alexandra Square
Plymouth PL1 3JB
Submission deadline: 1pm, Monday February 16th 2009
Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview on Friday 27th February 2009
Interviews will take place at UCF Dartington campus