MONTGOMERY CANAL ARTIST IN RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY
Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting in December 2014
Deadline: 3rd November 2014
Application fee: none
We are inviting applications from artists with an interest in landscape, architecture and ecology with a collaborative/participative approach to undertake this research residency based on the Montgomery Canal at Llanymynech near Welshpool.
Working with staff and volunteers for the recently-formed Glandŵr Cymru to draw out and address issues of connectivity across the organisation, paying particular attention to how Glandŵr Cymru engages with local people e.g. through volunteering opportunities, community adoptions and non-waterway related visits.
A studio/workspace will be provided for the artist on the England / Wales border at Llanymynech but the artist will be expected to work at and visit locations along the Montgomery Canal.
One of the most important canals in the country in terms of habitat, much of the canal corridor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Welsh section of the canal is of international importance and is designated a Special Area of Conservation due to the presence of rare aquatic plants, otters and water voles. Several nature reserves border the canal, filled with wildflowers and insects, including dragonflies and damselflies.
The artist will be engaged for a six-month period during December 2014 to September 2015 to work with Glandŵr Cymru staff and volunteers in order to investigate and understand how the need for conservation and preservation and to manage visitors can still contribute to the local economy, well-being education and enjoyment of the canal system. This is a research-based residency and therefore the material outcomes of the residency are open but may take the form of temporary artworks. Similarly, events such as exhibitions, workshops, talks, seminars, and tours may be key elements within the project.
This residency is a collaborative project between the Arts Council of Wales, Glandŵr Cymru and Addo.
How to Apply
To apply for this residency, please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd November 2014: .
- Up to 10 digital images in a PDF document or a Powerpoint presentation, or a 10-minute (max) showreel. All work should be numbered and include, title, date, dimension and media; .
- An up-to-date CV; .
- A brief letter of application that broadly outlines why you are interested in this opportunity and how it is relevant to your practice; .
- Two letters of support. A full brief can be downloaded from our website: http://www.addocreative.com/montgomery-canal-artist-in-residency-opportunity/
For queries and further information, please contact:
Tracy Simpson, Addo, 07890203218, email@example.com