Sunday, 9 August 2015

KULES II - The Micro-Residency call out















KULES is an annual artists’ residency in Stoke-on-Trent that seeks to offer artists the opportunity to develop new works and engage with a city that has a rich industrial heritage and unique resources. KULES aims to provide venues and environments for artistic research and to use disused industrial spaces throughout the city in a series of itinerant projects, moving from venue to venue with each new intake of artists. The residency programme is intended to be a public facing, location-specific, urban project with a strong learning element with each year’s artists invited to modify the programme and help build the following year’s theme.


Two 1-week KULES Micro Residencies acting as research time are open to artists who have graduated from Staffordshire University’s Fine Art Course within the last 4 years. This is an opportunity to work alongside the month long residents with the aim of developing a concept for a new body of work. Please note that no studio facilities are available as part of this opportunity and any practical research must be carried out in the artist’s own studio space.


RESIDENCY DETAILS

Residency - 1 uninterrupted week to be completed within the period Thursday 8th October - Friday 6th November, 2015.
Micro Residents will be invited to deliver a talk outlining their concept at the end of their residency
Eligibility - applications only considered from graduates of Staffordshire University June, 2012-present.
Artists Fee : £250

Application Deadline - 6pm, Saturday 29th August, 2015
Interviews: 9th September, 2015

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit the following, as a single PDF, in electronic form - max size 5Mb:

Artist Statement: An introduction to your background and current practice. Please include a description of your practice since leaving University (500 words max)
CV: An up-to-date relevant artists CV. Please include links to your work, previous exhibitions or other information that may help us to make a decision.
Images: Please annotate your application with a selection of relevant images (max 5)

Please send completed proposals to kulesresidency@gmail.com with “kulesmicroresidency” in the subject line, no later than 6pm Saturday 29th August, 2015


The KULES Residency Programme is delivered with support from Arts Council England, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Appetite (Creative People and Places), Stoke-on-Trent City Council, AirSpace Gallery and Artcity. 



KULES II - The call out


KULES is an annual artists’ residency in Stoke-on-Trent that seeks to offer artists the opportunity to develop new works and engage with a city that has a rich industrial heritage and unique resources. KULES aims to provide venues and environments for artistic research and to use disused industrial spaces throughout the city in a series of itinerant projects, moving from venue to venue with each new intake of artists. The residency programme is intended to be a public facing, location-specific, urban project with a strong learning element with each year’s artists invited to modify the programme and help build the following year’s theme.




Early and mid career artists working in any medium are invited to respond to this year’s theme The Public As Material. This may be interpreted as a desire to directly involve people in performance activities or in the making of forms or environments that are activated by a human presence or intervention.



RESIDENCY DETAILS

Artists will be provided with studio space in the heart of the city. KULES will assist each artist in sourcing materials and in finding technical support. Artists are expected to stay in the city for a minimum of 14 days during the month long residency period. We ask that each artist give half a day of their time to develop and deliver a workshop with students from a local school or college that reflects their professional practice. A presentation of works made during the residency will be organized for the 7th to 9th November and artists will be invited to play a key role in planning the structure of this event. Studios will be open to the public on two days of the residency period as part of our effort to make as many people as possible aware of the programme and to help residents understand its relevance and benefit to the city.

DATES

Residency - Thursday 8th October - Friday 6th November, 2015
Presentation - Friday 6th November - Sunday 8th November, 2015
Application Deadline - 6pm, Saturday 29th August, 2015
Interviews: 8th/9th September, 2015

Artists Fee: £2000 plus a materials budget of £500
Accommodation : free, private room in a shared house for the duration of the residency

Enquiries: kulesresidency@gmail.com


HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should submit the following, as a single PDF, in electronic form: max size 5Mb

Residency Proposal: A structured proposal for the 4 week residency laying out planned work, proposed themes and ideas for workshops, talks etc. (1000 words max)
Artist Statement: An introduction to your background and current practice (250 words max)
CV: A two page up-to-date relevant artists CV. Please include links to your work, previous exhibitions or other information that may help us to make a decision.
Images: Please annotate your proposal with a selection of relevant images (max 5)


Please send completed proposals to kulesresidency@gmail.com with “kules residency” in the subject line, no later than 6pm Saturday 29th August, 2015

N.B. –This opportunity is not open to current under-graduates

The KULES Residency Programme is delivered with support from Arts Council England, the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation, Appetite (Creative People and Places), Stoke-on-Trent City Council, AirSpace Gallery and Artcity.