Connect/Exchange: Residency Opportunities
We are delighted to be working again with Northern Film & Media, Metal (Liverpool), BALTIC + The NewBridge Project (Newcastle Gateshead) and Chapter (Cardiff) on Connect/Exchange; an exchange, research and networking residency programme for artists with a screen-based practice.
Artists are supported with the initial research & development of a new project via a two-part residency, together with associated professional networking and events.
We’re looking for two ambitious and open minded artists who will benefit from the support and networking opportunities Connect/Exchange offers.
For further information, see How to apply.
Application deadline: Monday 27th March, 10am
Artists: One artist based in North East England, one artist based in Scotland
Residency dates: Part One - 26th July to 2nd August 2017. Part Two (flexible access) 2nd October to 27th November 2017
Interviews: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2017
During a period of residency at Stills in August 2017, Connect/Exchange artists will have full access to a range of technical facilities. They will benefit from the advice and support on offer from technical and curatorial staff at Stills; the opportunity to take part in peer critique sessions to discuss their work and ideas; and the chance to hear from established moving image artists that live and work in Scotland. Timed to coincide with the opening days of the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival, the residency will begin with a week of practical work, discussion, research, talks and visits to exhibitions. It will continue with the option for each artist to have a further two months access to Stills' production facilities.
Artists will benefit from:
Fee: £2,000 per artist, plus £500 toward materials. Travel expenses and accommodation will also be provided.
- A two part residency: Part One is an orientation week providing time for initial introductions, networking with the host partner’s regional art scene and community, providing time for initial research and making appropriate connections for the development of the artist’s project. Part Two provides flexible access to host partner facilities over a two month period to undertake the research and development the artists propose.
- Peer support: Each of our host partners will support two residencies. The selected artists will undertake their residencies simultaneously to ensure mutual support and artist-to-artist networking.
- Public and audiences: Artists will share their practice, and development of their research project via regular blogs updates on the Connect/Exchange microsite and also to a public audience.
- Long term impact and signposting: Host partners will arrange a flexible programme of support for artists including for example, meetings, studio visits, talks, discussions, regional networking and introductions to relevant industry and sector contacts. Artists will also be provided with signposting, guidance and support to distribute and exhibit projects post residency period.
- National event: We’ll bring all artists and partners together in NewcastleGateshead to share their experiences and to meet key people in the North East art scene. This will be followed by a day of workshops and talks covering topics such as marketing, distribution and exhibition approaches and strategies specifically for artists working with moving image, also open to the wide North East arts community.
- Wider benefits: Artists based in the host partner regions will also benefit from events and activates happening in Cardiff, Liverpool, NewcastleGateshead and Edinburgh through Connect/Exchange.