Applications open for the Festival's annual artist's residency with Berwick Visual Arts

08/11/2016

Applications open for the Festival's annual artist's residency with Berwick Visual Arts

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are pleased to announce applications are now open for our annual artist's residency. The residency is for a six month period beginning in April 2017 and is an opportunity for an artist with a moving image-based practice to create a new work to be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 24th September 2017.

A bursary of £8,000 as well as private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed are included.

The residency is an opportunity for a moving image artist to create a new work in Berwick that will benefit from any one of the following:


- the possibility to spend six months in Berwick to produce new work at a crucial development point within their practice, with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s support.
- an interest in investigating the context of Berwick and the wider county of Northumberland.
or
- an interest in working in response to the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017 programme theme ‘Ultramarine’.

Applications should demonstrate an initial concept, project or way of working that responds to any or all of these possibilities.

The residency is open to artists currently resident in the UK and Europe or have permission to work in the UK. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice through a track record of creating new work through projects, exhibitions and commissions. The applicant artist must have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years, or have fully completed an MA or PhD.

Artists are asked to read the full residency guidelines and complete the application form via Curator Space here.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday 9th December 2016 at 5pm (UK Time)

Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview in early January 2017 in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Travel expenses will be reimbursed for those artists who are based in the UK. Artists not based in the UK will be invited to undertake an interview via Skype.

For more information about Berwick Visual Arts go to www.berwickvisualarts.co.uk

For more information about Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival go to www.berwickfilm-artsfest.com or view the 2016 Festival catalogue here.

Any enquiries can be directed to:
Peter Taylor, Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival Director at peter@berwickfilm-artsfest.com 
James Lowther, Head of Berwick Visual Arts at james.lowther@maltingsberwick.co.uk.