Berwick Visual Arts Residency Opportunity
Berwick Visual Arts is pleased to announce the first of two new residency opportunities for visual artists.
Deadline For Applications:
Monday 22nd October (5pm)
Berwick upon Tweed has for many years supported professional artists through its International Gymnasium Residency programme managed by English Heritage and supported by Arts Council England. Previous residency artists include Marcus Coates, Mike Nelson, Zoe Walker & Neil Bromwich, Annie Catrell and Marcus Taylor.
Berwick Visual Arts an initiative of The Maltings (Berwick) Trust, which is an Arts Council national portfolio organisation, is committed to continuing that support. No longer tied to one building or space, the residencies now being offered widen the scope of possibilities for artists to research and develop a project and/or new work. The residency programme will enable artists to respond to what Berwick offers in terms of its unique history, coastal and border location, unusual spaces, archives and collections, social contexts and to work with its people.
For the first residency beginning in early 2013 Berwick Visual Arts is working in collaboration with Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival to offer an artist working with moving image the opportunity to show the resulting work as part of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in late September 2013.
The residency opportunity requires the applicant artist to have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years and to be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice and evidence a body of work and strong track record, through new work, projects, exhibitions, publishing, and/or commissions.
For more information please download the application pack including artists brief and application form here: http://www.maltingsberwick.co.uk/bva or email berwickvisualarts [at] maltingsberwick.co.uk to request an application pack or if you have any queries regarding the residency.