Caribbean In/securities and Creativity

Deadline: 23/01/2017  |  Published: 23/11/2016  |  City: Leeds  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  East Street Arts .

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In collaboration with the CARISCC network, East Street Arts are pleased to be able to offer this commission opportunity to produce work that responds to the research project Caribbean In/securities and Creativity.

CARISCC is a Leverhulme Trust-supported interdisciplinary research network that encourages collaboration between seven leading universities in Caribbean studies. The aim of the network is to explore interactions between the precariousness of insecure livelihoods and neighbourhoods, and the negotiation of risk in cultural production and creativity.

We are looking for creative responses to the project, from any artistic discipline, that address how the negotiation of in/security is experienced and lived in the everyday and translate into creative practice in the Caribbean.

“The Caribbean region is a crucible for everyday negotiations between security and insecurity (in/security). Indeed, Caribbean people deploy their creative energy to live with the everyday effects of poverty, inequality and violence, whilst generating globally influential creativity in political, literary, and dance cultures.

This research network redefines in/security in terms of the connections between precariousness and creativity, thus bringing a fresh focus to the study of global security.”

Universities involved in the network:

University of Birmingham

University of Leeds

University of Dundee

University of the West Indies

University of Glasgow 

University of Amsterdam

Brock University

More information about the network, including relevant reading for the brief can be found at 

For queries about the network, please contact the Network faciliatator, Caroline Moraes: 

For discussion about the network themes, please contact the Network lead, Pat Noxolo:

An exhibition that will bring together the research work and creative outputs from the network will be on display at Union105 in Chapeltown in the Autumn of 2017. The work will also be displayed in the network’s online spaces, which will act as an archive for the project, so work should be able to be documented or recorded in a way that is suitable for online publication.

The commissioned artist(s) will need to present a summary of their proposed work to the network at the next meeting in Leeds on 8th, 9th & 10th March 2017.

Commission Fee: £800

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artistic disciplines
When is the deadline?
Monday 16th January 2016, 5pm.
When is the delivery date?
The commissioned artist(s) will need to present a summary of their proposed work to the network at the next meeting in Leeds on 8th, 9th & 10th March 2017.

The exhibition dates will be 23rd - 27th October 2017
Are there payments to artists?
The commission fee is £800. This should cover artists fee and any materials costs.
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