Residency or Project Space available at Back Lane West, Redruth, Cornwall

Deadline: 04/06/2020  |  Published: 04/12/2019  |  Venue: 9 Back Lane West  |  City: Redruth  |  Region: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Back Lane West

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Back Lane West is welcoming residency/project/event proposals from individual artists, collaborators, artist groups, curators, writers and arts organisers, for dates from April 2020 on a rolling basis.

Back Lane West is a not for profit artist-led space in Redruth, which provides residency space to test and develop new work, for contemporary artists at any stage of their career. 

Resident artists will have use of our self contained project space and resource area with wifi, books and magazines, A3 printing facilities, a basic tool kit and projector. If artists decide to open the space to the public during their residency period, support for marketing, publicity and hosting will be provided by the Back Lane West team.

The team can also be available during the residency period for advice or support depending on the needs of the artist. Residency applications which include a public event or opening will be looked upon favourably, we find that a one night open evening with a talk or screening on the final Thursday of a residency works well. 

Back Lane West very occasionally programmes events such as talks, reading groups and peer led crit sessions take place in the space, if these coincide with a residency period the artist will be contacted in advance to ensure the dates and arrangements are mutually agreeable. These infrequent events are a good way to connect with the local arts community. 

We ask a fee of £200 for artist residencies/projects lasting up to four weeks at BLW – £150 for up to 2 weeks – to help cover our costs. We are happy to support artist applications for external funding, please get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

We are currently welcoming applications for 2020, with the earliest availablity being April.

Standard residencies last four weeks and begin on the first Monday of a month. 

 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Individual artists, collaborators, artist groups, curators, writers and arts organisers working in the field of contemporary art.
When is the deadline?
The deadline is rolling, please apply as far in advance as possible.
How much does it cost?
£200 for a four week residency, £150 for a 2 week residency
Are there payments to artists?
Back Lane West is currently volunteer lead and without funding, we're not able to offer payments to artists at this time.
Is there a private view / opening?
If you would like to present your practice to an audience during the residency period, we will offer basic support including a mail out, listings and social media promotion. A good time to open the space or give an artist talk is often the final Thursday of a residency from 5.30pm - 8.30pm.
Does the location have disabled access?
Access to the space is flat. Our toilet is not suitable for wheelchair access. If you would like to find out more about the space please email us and we'll do our best to help.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
All residents have a public listing on our website.
A mail out, listings and social media promotion can be offered if a resident decides to open the space to the public.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We'll contact you to confirm dates and issue a contract.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
Proposals from applicants with a critical and contemporary practice, who need space and/or time to move their practice forward in someway. For instance by making new work/taking time to reflect/test work with an audience or in a white space for the first time/research or connect with an aspect of the locale.

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