Writing Residency at Leeds Arts University

Deadline: 21/10/2018  |  Published: 24/09/2018  |  Venue: Leeds Arts University  |  City: Leeds  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Catriona McAra

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Corridor8, in partnership with Leeds Arts University, invites proposals from an early career writer to respond to a forthcoming solo exhibition by Nicola Dale titled 'Figurehead.' This residency is designed for an early career writer to develop their work in a supportive organisational setting, in conversation with artists, curators and editors. In Autumn 2018, Dale will visit Rome to study historical representations of Saint Jerome, patron saint of libraries, as the basis for an exhibition in the newly built, dedicated arts library at Leeds Arts University. A writer is invited to respond critically or creatively (or both) to the project as it unfolds.

What You Will Do

The writer will spend 2 days at Leeds Arts University during the installation (dates TBC) and produce a 1,500-2,000-word piece of writing in a form appropriate to the residency (i.e. a range of styles, from essay-style to experimental, will be considered). The final text will be showcased on the Corridor8 website and included in a printed publication collaboratively produced with d.ust design collective, to be launched in January 2019.

Accommodation

Leeds Arts University will provide a residency space for the writer on agreed dates during the installation period (TBC). Leeds Arts University will cover one night's accommodation for the writer plus travel expenses, if required.

Selection Process

Applicants must be based in the North of England, at an early stage of their career and have a genuine interest in working closely with artists, curators and editors to evolve their writing practice. Proposals will be evaluated for their suitability to the residency and the candidates’ quality of writing. The selection panel comprises Lara Eggleton (Managing Editor, Corridor8) and Catriona McAra (University Curator, Leeds Arts University). 

Fee

£500 + expenses (travel with receipts + one night's accommodation if required).

Further Information

nicoladale.com

corridor8.co.uk

leeds-art.ac.uk

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Applicants must be based in the North of England, at an early stage of their career and have a genuine interest in working closely with artists, curators and editors to evolve their writing practice
When is the deadline?
Sunday 21 October 2018
When is the delivery date?
To be confirmed, some flexibility around dates may be required
Are there payments to writers?
Yes, £500 fee + expenses with receipts
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes for Nicola Dale: Figurehead (5pm-7pm, precise date to be confirmed). Attendance is welcome but not compulsory.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
10am-4pm
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, the gallery is a ground floor location with nearby disabled toilets; the library has lift-access
Do I need to be present?
Yes you will need to be available for two days during the installation period
How do you decide on proposals?
The selection panel comprises Lara Eggleton (Managing Editor, Corridor8) and Catriona McAra (University Curator, Leeds Arts University).
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be notified via e-mail and invited to Leeds Arts University to meet the artist, curator and C8 editor during the installation to begin your writing residency. The curator will ask in advance if you require travel and accommodation and will book on your behalf.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Proposals will be evaluated for their suitability to the residency and the candidates’ quality of writing.
What are the selection criteria?
Applicants must be based in the North of England, at an early stage of their career and have a genuine interest in working closely with artists, curators and editors to evolve their writing practice. Proposals will be evaluated for their suitability to the residency and the candidates’ quality of writing.

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