Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Research and Residency Opportunity

Accidental Mix - Field-work 1: the participatory maker

This 6-month Artist research and residency opportunity forms part of an innovative collaboration between Queens Cross Housing Association (QCHA) and the Department of Sculpture and Environmental Art (SEA) at The Glasgow School of Art. Accidental Mix is envisaged as an ongoing series of artist opportunities that will explore how a diversity of creative methods might support means of engagement with communities in the development of art in a range of public, urban spaces.

Field-work 1: the participatory maker, is the first in that series and aims to support the artist to explore and test the role of making as a means of communication and engagement with some of the diverse communities that make up QCHA.  Supported by Creative Scotland, Public Art Research and Development investment funding, this 6 month residency will enable an artist-maker to form a key part of the Accidental Mix project team and offers an exciting opportunity to develop working methods through materials and process that test ideas of making as a means of participation in relation to Public Art. The artists’ research in this area will contribute to and support the development of a strategy for public art within QCHA.

A fee of £9,000 will be paid to cover the artist’s input over 6 months between the periods January 2013 to June 2013, with time input to be determined by the artist in negotiation with the project’s partners. Up to £5,000 for materials and community workshops is also available; the allocation will be agreed with the artist and the project team however will include artist’s materials and public presentation of their research and documentation, which is likely to be held in the Accidental Mix base in Queens Cross, Glasgow.

This residency is offered on a self-employed basis.

Applications are due by 9 November 2012 and interviews will be held in Glasgow on Friday 23 November 2012

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