Practice Makes Practice - A Social Residency

Deadline for submissions: 22/08/2017  |  Venue: The NewBridge Project  |  City: Newcastle upon Tyne  |  Region: Tyne and Wear  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Created by: Rebecca Huggan

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We invite artists to apply for Practice makes Practice ~ A Social Residency at The NewBridge Project. This one-month residency will provide artists with time and space to reflect on their practice through interaction and collective co-existence.

OPPORTUNITY
Practice Makes Practice ~ A Social Residency

Artist Fee: £1200 (accommodation and travel provided)
Duration: 4 weeks (any time between October 17 – March 18)
Deadline: Tuesday 15 August, 5pm

We invite artists to apply for Practice makes Practice ~ A Social Residency at The NewBridge Project. This one-month residency will provide artists with time and space to reflect on their practice through interaction and collective co-existence. 

This annual residency forms part of Practice makes Practice, an artist development programme run by artists for artists based at The NewBridge Project. During the residency we will invite you to input into the Practice makes Practice programme, instigating events, visits, talks etc, which will directly feed your own professional development and that of our members. We can provide a small budget for travel and fees to support this where necessary.

A Social Residency will provide artists with time to exchange ideas, meet new people, develop networks, research new works/projects and to explore new aspects of their practice without any expectation to produce work.

The residency will be based within NewBridge Studios – an active community of over 80 artists in Newcastle upon Tyne. We welcome proposals from artists keen to get involved and engage with The NewBridge Project and its members.

Please note you must be an Associate Member of The NewBridge Project to apply. To join please visit http://thenewbridgeproject.com/join/associate-member/

 

Details:

  • Bursary: £1200
  • We will provide accommodation for 1 month at HMO Projects.
  • We will cover the costs of travel.
  • We will provide you with a studio space at The NewBridge Project
  • The residency will be for the duration of 4 weeks, between October 2017 – March 2018.
  • This opportunity is open to NewBridge Associate Artist Members only. To join please visit: http://thenewbridgeproject.com/join/associate-member/
  • The artist in residence will input into the Practice makes Practice programme to support their own professional development and NewBridge members.
  • Individual artists and artist/studio collectives may apply.
  • The opportunity is for artists at any stage of their career.

How to apply:

To apply please complete the Curator Space submission form.

Deadline: Tuesday 15 August, 5pm

  • Proposal (max 1 A4 pages)
  • Including why you would like to undertake this residency at NewBridge, how it would benefit your practice and how you would engage with NewBridge members, what you intend to focus on for the residency, how you intend to input into Practice makes Practice
  • Artist CV/Bio
  • 6 supporting images of recent work or URLs to 6 works

If you have any queries please email us at admin@thenewbridgeproject.com or call +44(0)191 232 8975. 

More information:

The NewBridge Project
The NewBridge Project is a studio community and Project Space supporting artists and enabling critically engaged new work. We are a unique collaboration between NewBridge Studios, NewBridge Project Space and NewBridge Books, offering emerging artists affordable studio space and resources for critical dialogue, experimentation, support and exchange.

NewBridge Studio is situated in a Carliol House, a Grade II listed building, and offers space to artists at any stage of their career, working primarily within the field of visual art, with a desire to be part of a diverse and critically engaged community of over 80 artists and practitioners. The shared workspace is a collaborative environment that allows artists to discuss and develop new ideas and projects.

Practice Makes Practice

Practice Makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists, initiated by The NewBridge Project. 

Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping artists with the necessary skills to manage their practice, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond.

Practice makes Practice is a regular programme of events, workshops, opportunities, talks, field-trips, exchanges and mentoring, creating a forum for shared learning, critical conversation, space for networks to cultivate and alternative models of practice to develop.

Practice makes Practice is open to all through a membership scheme. Creating a supportive cohort of artists to shape the programme ensuring it develops in response to the needs and interests of its members. http://thenewbridgeproject.com/join/associate-member/

 

Contact the curator
When is the deadline?
Tuesday 15 August, 5pm
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
This opportunity is open to Associate and Artist Members of The NewBridge Project.
What are the benefits of being an Associate Member?
Members benefit from:
- Free or discounted access to Practice makes Practice events
– Members only opportunities, such as residencies, exhibitions, commissions, exchanges and field trips
– Opportunity to input and shape the Practice makes Practice programme
– An artist profile page on our website
– Access to bookable workspace within NewBridge Studios eg. making space and darkroom*
- Large discounts on hireable space within NewBridge Studios - see our hires page for more details: http://thenewbridgeproject.com/spaces/hire/
– 10% off in NewBridge Books
What is Practice Makes Practice?
Practice makes Practice is an artist development programme run by artists for artists and the wider arts community.

Practice makes Practice focuses on developing artistic talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to manage their artistic career, bridging the gap between art school, studio practice, the gallery and beyond. We do this through a regular programme of:

events / workshops / opportunities / talks / field-trips / exchanges / mentoring

Helping create a forum for shared learning, critical conversation, space for networks to cultivate and alternative models of practice to develop.

WHO IS IT FOR?
Practice makes Practice is open to all through our NewBridge Associate Membership scheme. It is for:

artists / curators / students / cultural industry professionals / those interested in the arts

HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Become an Associate member of The NewBridge Project to access Practice makes Practice events, opportunities and enable you to become part of a community of supportive peers.

Annual Associate Membership: £5 per month / £60 per year

Student & Non-regional artist discount: £30 per year
*We offer discounted membership to students still in education and non-regional (not based in the north-east) artists.

Members benefit from:
– Free* access to Practice makes Practice events
– Members only opportunities, such as residencies, exhibitions, commissions, exchanges and field trips
– Opportunity to input and shape the Practice makes Practice programme
– An artist profile page on our website
– Access to bookable workspace within NewBridge Studios eg. making space and darkroom*
– 10% off in NewBridge Books

*Certain events and access to spaces incurs an additional charge.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
Practice makes Practice is programmed by a steering group of our studio and associate members, ensuring what we do is artist-led and develops in response to the needs and interests of our members.

We are open to all suggestions, ideas, events, people, methods and opinions you would like to put forward to the Practice makes Practice programme. We can provide bursaries to invite artists, organisations and industry specialists to NewBridge.

What we offer varies each month, we programme events based on a simple model:

GO PRO
Advice sessions and practical workshops exploring how to survive as an artist; from grant writing, self-employment, promoting and selling artwork, publication making and more.

TALK ABOUT ART
Through crits, discussions, studio visits and one-to-one sessions with artists and cultural professionals, creating a supportive environment for artists to talk about their work and get feedback.

WILD CARD
Artistic practice is influenced by a variety of elements; from the social, political, technological and scientific – we host discussions with people from lots of different fields to connect artists with different sectors and current societal concerns – anything goes!

SALON
Peer-to-peer sessions led and instigated by NewBridge members, creating a space for shared learning and discussion.

SOCIALS
It’s important to have a supportive peer group around you; we host get-togethers, socials and dinners, creating opportunities to meet and talk.

FIELD TRIPS
We arrange visits, exchanges and field trips across cities and regions helping faciliate new networks and develop connections with artists, curators and galleries.

OPPORTUNITIES
Dedicated opportunities just for members including residencies, exhibitions, commissions and exchanges.
How much does it cost?
Applying for the opportunity does not cost anything. However, you must be a member of The NewBridge Project to apply.
Membership costs are as follows:
Regional Membership (North East): £60 per year
Non-Regional Membership: £30 per year
Are there payments to artists?
The artist fee for the residency is £1,200

Travel and accommodation will also be provided.
When is the delivery date?
The residency is for 1 month, and can take place anytime between October 2017 and March 2018.
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, one of our studio locations has full disabled access.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
The NewBridge Project will promote the selected artist, and all events that are planned alongside the residency.
Do I need to be present?
Yes, you must be present throughout the month-long residency.
How do you decide on proposals?
All proposals will be looked at by our programming team and a Steering Group of artist members.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If your proposal is shortlisted we will arrange to speak with you via Skype or Phone to have a further conversation.

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