Following The Light, Cornwall Residency

Deadline: 24/02/2020

City: Lizard Point  |  Region: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Mayes Creative

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Following The Light: Lizard Point Multidisciplinary Residency (March 17th-21st 2020). A wonderful opportunity to spend time with like-minded people in the inspiring location of Lizard Point, Cornwall, the UK's most Southerly point.

About The Residency

This group residency takes place at Lizard Point YHA, nestled between the lighthouse and the sea.

We welcome all artforms - lots of room for site specific working; dance, music etc. There is a large sitting room and two smaller spaces plus a laundry which can be made into a darkroom space on request.

We are also keen to include researchers/enthusiasts of all disciplines; if you know anyone who you think would be interesting to include (collaborators perhaps?), please encourage them to apply. 

There will be lots of opportunities for sharing work/ideas with others at the residency and we encourage everyone to bring ideas, enthusiasms and any relevant research to share; our overview project theme is light/solar.

No outcomes are required, but successful participants are also eligible to submit work to our  accompanying pop-up exhibition at the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre (see FAQs for details) and to future exhibition/collaboration opportunities.


All accommodation is shared at Lizard Point YHA (no more than 4 to a room), although there are 2 small family rooms which could potentially be bought as private twin/doubles. Please contact us for details using the enquiry form on CuratorSpace.

We will set up a facebook page so residents can organise lift sharing to the Lizard Point/taxi sharing from the station. We will help where we can.

There is wifi but very little phone signal (bliss!). Nice pubs to walk to nearby; basic food in the village and a larger store in nearby Mullion.

As this is low cost opportunity we do expect the residents to be reasonably self-sufficient and share responsibility for looking after the space. YHA staff will not be on hand to respond immediately to requests, although we do have a designated MC representative on site.

Also available during the residency:

**Ancient Stone Circles with solar alignments: walk with

**Astroarchaeology expert Carolyn Kennett FRSA (transport not provided, but we try to lift share)

**Measuring The Universe Installation/performance at the lighthouse on Friday evening by Justin Wiggan and Joanna Mayes

**Talk on the story of Cornwall's solar watchers by Carolyn Kennett.

**Pop up Following The Light exhibition at the Lighthouse Heritage Centre (Friday/Sat)

**Cornwall Artists' learning/networking day: Solar Inspiration with workshop by Mayes Creative’s Joanna Mayes and Carolyn Kennett on creative heritage engagement and creating successful interdisciplinary partnerships. A chance to meet local artists and join our networking event.

This residency is part of the Measuring The Universe project, produced by Mayes Creative and kindly supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and FEAST.


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Artists, creatives, thinkers, researchers
When is the deadline?
First round of submissions and initial deadline for Cornwall residents is midnight on 23rd Feb 2020.
Second round, if all places are not filled, will be 2 weeks later.
How much does it cost?
£100 for 4 night residency/retreat at Lizard Point YHA
£45 supported places (Cornwall residents, see below)

We are keeping this very low cost to make it accessible for all, with 4 places available for Cornwall residents @£45 (assessed by financial need/what you can bring to the residency).
Are there payments to artists?
Does the location have disabled access?
Please see YHA accessibility webpage for details.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Any work which is created from residency themes will be shared online via Mayes Creative's social media and web channels. If your work is relevant to our pop-up exhibition theme (please see below) then there will be wide publicity through MC channels.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will let you know that your proposal has been chosen and we will send you a link to our bookings site.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Those which show an interest in the residency topic (Light/the sun/measuring distances) and also participants who would be potential future collaborators. We are especially keen on meeting people with a relevant research interest.
What are the selection criteria?
We have a wide selection criteria for this residency - so long as this residency is relevant to your practice/you have a creative reason to attend. We especially favour those with a research interest in light/the sun as well as an interest in heritage.
Can I contribute to the Lizard Point Heritage Centre pop-up exhibition?
If your work as an artist is directly relevant to our exhibition theme, then we will discuss what you may like to contribute to the exhibition. The space is unusual (not much available wall space) and the exhibition is site-specific so only certain types of work are suitable. Happy to discuss! We will also be producing work at the Royal Astronomical Society, London, in the Autumn on the same theme so again a contribution to that may also be possible.

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