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Undertake a residency and participate in pARTage

Opportunity for UK-based artists to undertake a residency and participate in pARTage International Artists Workshop 2017:

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Fully-funded Fellowship and Workshop: Hosted by pARTage, Port Luis, Mauritius
Period: 31 March – 5 May (including an artists’ workshop 1-14 April)
Eligibility: Artists based in the UK
Application deadline 10am, Monday 6 February 2017

Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.

Gasworks is the hub of the Triangle Network, an international network of arts organisations and projects, mostly based in Africa, Asia and South America. The Network’s main activities include artists’ workshops, residencies, exhibitions and events that promote international mobility and exchanges. One such project is our Fellowship Programme, which enables UK-based artists to spend between 4 and 6 weeks in residence with a Triangle partner to carry out research and/or develop new work influenced by dialogue with the host organisation and a new artistic context.

This fellowship will start with a 2-week workshop where a wider group of Mauritian and international artists will be encouraged to develop new work stimulated by the interaction with each other as well as the Mauritian context. The workshop will end with an open day in which the public will be invited to see work produced during the two weeks.

After the workshop the candidate will spend additional time with pARTage to continue their residency

Applicants are required to submit a research proposal (up to 300 words) illustrating how they might approach the residency (not the workshop) and what they hope to achieve. The panel will be looking for well developed, context-specific proposals.

The Fellowship and workshop Comprise:

  • Accommodation (shared accommodation during the 2-week workshop followed by private room in shared apartment)
  • Private workspace with 24-hour access
  • Basic living expenses
  • Materials budget
  • Economy return flights
  • Local travel budget
  • Public event/s as agreed with the host organisation, such as an Artist Talk, Open Day at the end of the workshop and Open Studio at the end of the residency
  • Administrative and peer support is also provided for all participating artists
    (NB: travel insurance is not covered.)

Selection and Eligibility:

The fellowship program is open to emerging and mid-career artists based in the UK. Ideal candidates show significant promise and dedication to their work and are at a moment in which research and art-making time in Mauritius can be particularly meaningful and transformative to their practice. It is important that all applicants research pARTage thoroughly before submitting their proposal so as to be fully aware of the context which they would, if successful, be entering. Specific questions may be directed by email to Krishna Luchoomun at partage2004@gmail.com

Selection Process:

The artist will be selected on the basis of their application. Artists will be shortlisted by a committee that will include members from Gasworks and the host organisation. The successful candidate only will be informed by Friday 10 February.

Application Procedure:

Please send applications by email only, preferably within one concise PDF document, or otherwise in Word format. Please note that there is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us. If your email is over 10MB you will receive a message saying ‘mailbox is full’ when you submit your application. In this instance please check the file size of your application and re-size or send your files via ‘we transfer’, ‘hightail’, ‘dropbox’ or similar file sharing service, if necessary.

Your application should include:

  1. A statement outlining what you plan to work on during the residency period (300 word max)
  2. A short artist’s statement describing your overall artistic practice (250 word max)
  3. Please describe what you can contribute to and what do you need from a dynamic, international, multidisciplinary, small-scale artist residency program? (500 word max)
  4. A minimum of 5 images of recent work (preferably within the PDF document) with captions and a short description if necessary
  5. A curriculum vitae
  6. A cover sheet with your name, contact address, e-mail and telephone numbers
  7. Confirmation that you will be available from 31 March to 5 May 2017, if selected.
  8. Names, contact information and your relationship to two references who can speak about your overall practice and character.

Application Deadline: 10am, Monday 6 February 2017

Applications should be emailed to:apply@gasworks.org.uk