Writing Residency at Leeds Arts University

Deadline: 28/02/2020  |  Published: 04/02/2020  |  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, student or recent graduate to respond to a forthcoming solo exhibition by Rachel Goodyear. The resulting text will be published alongside a catalogue essay by the leading surrealism scholar Dr Patricia Allmer (University of Edinburgh). 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. A writer is invited to respond critically or creatively (or both) to the project as it unfolds.

About the Artist

Rachel Goodyear is an artist known for her intimate drawings and animations that depict dream-like fragments. She practices in the North and exhibits widely nationally and internationally. Current preoccupations include the inner wild wolf woman.

For this solo show, Goodyear will use the space experimentally as a crucible for new work. Considering the tightness of her drawings alongside the more frantic rawness of her sketches, she hopes to create a collage of animations as a dreamscape that will lead to further possibilities.

(Rachel Goodyear is represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London).

What You Will Do

The writer will spend two days at Leeds Arts University during the installation (w/c 20 April 2020) 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 featuring a catalogue essay by Dr Patricia Allmer, and collaboratively produced with d.ust design collective, to be launched Thursday 28 May 2020.

Accommodation

Leeds Arts University will provide a residency space for the writer on agreed dates during the installation period (w/c 20 April). 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

rachelgoodyear.com

corridor8.co.uk

leeds-art.ac.uk

eca.ed.ac.uk/profile/dr-patricia-allmer

Image Credit

Rachel Goodyear, Kaleidoscope, 2019. Pencil and crayon on paper. Image courtesy of the artist and reproduced with kind permission. 

 

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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?
Friday 28 February at midnight
When is the delivery date?
The text will need to prepared during the installation of the exhibition and submitted shortly after the opening to allow time for editing , designing and printing of the catalogue.
Are there payments to artists?
Yes there is a £500 fee plus expenses (1 night's accommodation, if required, and standard class travel with receipts).
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes Thursday 23 April 5pm-7pm
What are the exhibition opening hours?
10am-4pm Monday to Saturday
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes, the gallery is on the ground floor.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Yes, C8 and Leeds Arts University will both use social media and the resulting text will be published on C8 website as well as in print.
Do I need to be present?
Yes, it is expected you will be present for two days during the installation to speak to the artist.
How do you decide on proposals?
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).
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be informed via e-mail.
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.

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