A fellowship, an award and a residency calls for applicants

Stanley Picker Fellowships: Design & Fine Art 2014

The Stanley Picker Gallery at Kingston University is currently seeking to appoint two innovative contemporary practitioners to the Stanley Picker Fellowships in Design & Fine Art 2014.

The annual Fellowship programme supported by the Trust since its inception in 1977, sits at the very heart of the Gallery’s activities, and provides an artist and a designer each with the opportunity to create and present a significant body of new work as part of the research culture within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture.

Each Stanley Picker Fellowship provides up to £12,000 and valuable access to the extensive material workshops, technical resources and expertise within the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture, to support a practice-based research project that will result in an exhibition of international standing at the Stanley Picker Gallery. Appointed Fellows are required to make formal presentations about their practice as well as deliver a range of appropriate activities that will directly engage staff, students and members of the public in the development and delivery of their chosen project.

Please see the website for more detailed information.

Deadline: Midday Monday 23 June 2014
Interviews: Week Commencing 14 July 2014 (exact date to be confirmed)

Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award

The Stephen Cripps’ Studio Award is a major creative development opportunity. It provides a resource and support structure from which artists can develop their practice and realise and present planned or new projects.

The award, based at new-build, purpose-designed studios at High House Production Park, Thurrock, not only celebrates the work of Stephen Cripps, an important ‘pyrotechnic sculptor’, but also helps make manifest the vision for the Park and the potential for creative collaboration between its partners: High House Production Park Ltd, the Royal Opera House Bob and Tamar Manoukian Production Workshop, the National Skills Academy Creative & Cultural Backstage Training Centre and Acme Studios.

The initial programme consists of three one-year awards, running successively from October 2013. Each award provides:

  • a rent-free large ground-floor ‘production’ studio
  • a £10,000 bursary
  • £10,000 towards project realisation costs.

To ensure that as many artists as possible in the UK will be able to benefit from the award, the selected artist may also opt to rent a work/live space within the studio building during the award year.

The Award is funded by Acme Studios, The Henry Moore Foundation, High House Production Park Ltd and Stephen Cripps’s family. The first award ran for one year from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2014. The second will run from 1 November 2014 to 31 October 2015.

Please see the website for more detailed information on applying.

Deadline: 5.00pm Friday 4 July 2014

Wisbech Arts Colony: Residency Opportunity

The arts colony residency seeks three artists who are interested in exploring notions of exchange, experimentation and encounter within the town of Wisbech. The residency is based on the theme of The Frontier Zone – a transitional space offering the psychological sense of unlimited opportunity, the shedding of restraints, or working towards new knowledge.

An intensive, three week, residential research and development opportunity for three artists to be based in Wisbech from Saturday 6th September – Sunday 28th September. The artists will be supported by artist -led organisation Aid & Abet, and hosted at St Peters Lodge, a beautiful property in the grounds of the walled garden of the Vicarage at St Peter and St Pauls Church adjacent to the town’s museum and market square. The property offers full accommodation, communal living, working and dining spaces, private bedrooms, access to kitchen facilities and gardens.

The selected artists will also have access to a number of town centre venues to develop and create proposals for site specific work.

  • The artists can work in any art-form but should be interested in socially engaged practice for the purposes of research or collaboration.
  • The artists must be working professionally, which includes recent MA graduates.
  • The artists should approach the project with an open mind, a pioneer spirit, a high level of enquiry and be willing to explore what it means to develop their ideas and practice in the context of the town and its communities.
  • Each artist will be expected to write a regular blog during their residency.
  • Each artist will be expected to give a talk about their work and/or participate in an open studio event during the residency, with opportunities to share/test their emerging ideas with the public.
  • If appropriate, ‘public’ interventions/performances/sharings will be encouraged, using the town’s public spaces for showcasing the work in progress.
  • The Steering Group are keen to encourage applications from UK based artists that reflect the changing demographic of the town’s communities.
  • Each artist will be paid a bursary of £2,100 for the three week residency period to help cover the costs of expenses and subsistence. Additional financial support will also be available with the cost of materials or hiring equipment depending on how the individual proposals develop.

Please see the website for more detailed information on applying.

Deadline: 5pm,  Monday 16th June 2014
Interviews: week commencing 30th June 2014


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