Derby based Artcore's Artist in Residence Opportunity (including bursary )

Deadline for submissions: 16/01/2017  |  City: Derby  |  Region: Derbyshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: Sharlaine Fincham

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Artcore is offering a 2-month Artist in Residence Opportunity for 2 artists at our gallery space in Derby. Artists will work in a shared space, enabling discussion, interaction and collaboration. Each artist will be given a bursary to develop a body of work and a mentor to guide them. The residency will end with a Bridge the Gap Artists in Residence Exhibition and launch event. Local and national marketing support will be provided by Artcore and e-catalogues will be produced to support the artist.

We welcome applicants working in any discipline.  We are seeking proposals from visual, installation and digital artists, craft specialists (ceramic, textiles, metalwork, glass, etc.) to occupy Artcore Studios.

Derby Museum will host the launch event and exhibition for this second residency.  They work closely and creatively with audiences and partners to find new ways to explore and present their collections.  Their interpretive approach is open and experimental.  It includes a sequence of changing interventional works placed in and amongst the historical objects. The aim is to delight and inspire visitors, enabling them to respond to the collections in new ways.

Derby Museums will work with the selected artist  to design and make an interventional response to their collection or the museum itself, to investigate how they might utilise the hidden or unused spaces in and around the museum and reactivate them with intriguing artworks and untold stories. Creative practitioners from all disciplines are welcome to apply and are happy to explore how they might encourage new and unexpected perspectives of their collection.  They are particularly interested in how we can amplify hidden stories to fully represent their diverse audience.

This opportunity will include:

  • Artists’ bursary (£800) for exhibition ready work
  • Exhibition of work at gallery/non gallery venues
  • Artist blog
  • Artist talks
  • A mentor to work with
  • E Catalogue
  • Opportunity to exhibit the work along with other contemporary artists
  • Opportunity to deliver workshops/projects
  • Publicity and marketing support and encouragement to sell their work

Please see the Art Attachments website for more details

We would require:

  • A proof of public liability insurance.
  • A CRB check (preferred).

Selection Criteria:
Each application will be scored against the following criteria:

  • Concept and potential project ideas and the brief
  • Relevant experience of artist
  • The possibility of finishing a body of work in two months


  • Deadline – To reach by Thursday 16/01/2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Artists will be informed of the results of selection on 23/01/2017
  • Residency start date: 01/02/2017 to 31/03/2017
  • Exhibition launch date: 13/04/2017
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