Open Call: The Art House Solo Residencies 2019/20

Deadline: 15/02/2019  |  Published: 13/12/2018  |  Venue: The Art House  |  City: Wakefield  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  The Art House

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The Art House is seeking proposals from individual artists who would like to develop and progress their practice through one of three solo residencies at our purpose-built studios in Wakefield. This opportunity is open to artists working in any medium, and at least one of the residencies will be awarded to a disabled artist. If you are unsure if this applies to you, refer to the opportunity FAQs or contact us.

We will provide a month-long residency to three artists at the Art House including:

  • An artist’s fee of £1,500 
  • A materials budget, up to a maximum of £750
  • Travel expenses, up to a maximum of £250
  • Free accommodation in our flat, within the Art House building
  • Free studio space in the Art House
  • Access to our print studio with screen print, etching, and laser cutter facilities
  • An opportunity to show either a new body of work or work in progress created during the residency in our exhibition space.
  • 1-2-1 support from the programme team in producing, developing, and discussing your work and critical practice. We will talk with selected artists prior to the start of the residency and work to develop a programme of support which suits your needs.


We are happy to discuss how the offer can be changed to suit your needs. We will accept proposals from artists who would like to work collaboratively with another artist, although the fee will then be shared between collaborators.

Residency Dates:

Each residency will run for five weeks and culminate in an exhibition, event, or series of events in one of the following slots:

  • 29 April - 31 May 2019, with a public event on 29 May 2019
  • 1 July - 2 August 2019, with a public event on 25 July 2019 (sculpture focus)
  • 2 March 2020 - 3 April 2020, with a public event on 25 March 2020


As the July residency will be happening during the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival, we are keen to work in this period with an artist whose practice is particularly concerned with sculpture. 

Who can apply:

  • We welcome proposals from artists working in all types of media.
  • This opportunity is not open to undergraduate students, or postgraduate students who would still be studying during the residency dates. (Some exceptions can be made for PhD students).
  • Artists do not have to be UK residents to apply, and can be based overseas.


Selection:

All applications will be reviewed by the programme team at The Art House.


Previous residents over the last 12 months:

Mitra Saboury

Yelena Popova

Simona Brinkmann

Rich White

Buhle Wonder Mbambo

Joey Chin

Tony Heaton (In residence March 2018)


About The Art House:

The Art House provides time, space, and support for artists, makers and creative businesses to develop their practice. Artists and audiences of all kinds are invited to engage with the creative process through a year-round programme of residencies, exhibitions, events, workshops, and professional development opportunities.

Established in 1994 by a diverse group of artists, The Art House works across its programmes and projects towards equality of access and higher diversity in contemporary visual arts practice.

The Art House has 50 accessible artists studios hosting a wide variety of artists, makers, and creative businesses. The building also contains exhibition spaces, on-site accessible accommodation for creatives, a shop, a café, and meeting rooms. 

The Art House is an NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) with Arts Council England. 

See more at: http://www.the-arthouse.org.uk/

How to Apply:

Please apply via CuratorSpace. If you need to apply in a different format for accessibility reasons, please contact the Art House on the email address below or call 01924 312 000. 

If you would like to see any photos or require specifications of the studios, flat, or general building then please get in contact with Programme Producer Simon Boase on simon@the-arthouse.org.uk 

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
We welcome proposals from artists working in all types of media.

This opportunity is not open to undergraduate students, or postgraduate students who would still be studying during the residency dates. (Some exceptions can be made for PhD students).

Artists do not have to be UK residents to apply, and can be based overseas.

If you are unsure if you in the right point in your career for this opportunity, we encourage you to look through the websites of previous residents (linked to in the residency description), or get in touch with us through CuratorSpace.
When is the deadline?
Friday 15 February 2019, 23:59
Are there payments to artists?
Artists will receive:
- An artist’s fee of £1,500
- A materials budget, up to a maximum of £750
- Travel expenses, up to a maximum of £250
Is there a private view / opening?
29 May 2019 (29 April - 31 May 2019 Residency dates)
25 July 2019 (1 July - 2 August 2019 Residency dates)
25 March 2020 (2 March 2020 - 3 April 2020 Residency dates)

The nature of these events will be decided between the selected artist and the Art House team, in accordance with what is appropriate for their work or practice.
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes. See more information about the building here: http://www.the-arthouse.org.uk/about/access
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Our marketing team will work with residents to produce online publicity for their residency and showing of work.
How do you decide on proposals?
The programme team at The Art House will review and decide on proposals.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be emailed by one of the programme team, if there is a preferred method of contact then please do let us know. Successful applicants will be notified by 4 March 2019.

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