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FLI Residency, Northwest England

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Call for artists' submissions: FLI Residency, Northwest England
Deadline Friday 18th June 2010

Leading digital arts agency folly and Lanternhouse are delighted to announce a new call for artists' residency proposals as part of their successful FLI scheme.

The FLI Residencies offer support to artists working with new technologies to develop their ideas and extend their practice, with a particular emphasis on participatory activity.

The programme meets a real need for artists to have access to the high quality discourse and enriching creative environments that Lanternhouse and folly provide. Based in Ulverston, on the edge of the Lake District National Park, resident artists are able to devote time and space to their practice, engaging collaboratively with the host organisations and a rich tapestry of local communities, artists and creatives in the Northwest of England. Details of previous artists in residence can be found at www.fliresidencies.org.uk

In 2010 one exceptional applicant will be offered a residency period of 2-3 months. This opportunity will be of particular interest to an artist who is naturally collaborative, seeking time and space to develop new works, research innovative ideas and deliver some truly participative activity.

folly and Lanternhouse will offer:
* living and working accommodation for up to 3 months at the unique Lanternhouse building in Ulverston, Cumbria
* over 60 years of artistic and curatorial expertise in the areas of digital/new media art and participatory practices
* opportunities to engage in the broader digital arts offer in England's Northwest and to access unique digital arts networks and skill-sets
* opportunities to work with the Lanternhouse team to create participative offers for the community
* access to a community of artists through both host organisations' broader programmes of work and residencies

The chosen artist will be expected to:
* adopt or develop collaborative approaches to process and practice during their residency
* engage in artistic and curatorial dialogue with folly and Lanternhouse staff in the development of their ideas and activities
* engage with other residents at Lanternhouse, local and regional communities during their stay and take advantage of opportunities for critical and artistic discourse and exchange of ideas
* share ideas and works-in-progress using the residency scheme's web presence and through presentations to audiences
* engage and involve people and communities in their practice, and ensure there is a high quality participatory offer built into the work
* demonstrate an understanding of potential audiences for the work created during the residency

£2000 GBP is available to cover expenses and support the artist during their residency.

To apply for this opportunity please send:
* your reasons for applying (on no more than one side of A4)
* details of how you would intend to spend your time in residence (on no more than one side of A4)
* an indication of how you would use the £2000 budget
* your CV
* examples of previous work
* a completed equal opportunities monitoring form (available to download from the folly site at www.folly.co.uk/news-items/call-artists-submissions-fli-residency-northwest-england)
To Imogen McGarvie, folly Programme Assistant by email to imogen.mcgarvie@folly.co.uk

For an informal discussion prior to submitting an application contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Programme Manager on jennifer.stoddart@folly.co.uk or +44 (0)1524 388550 or Claire Benbow, Lanternhouse Programme Manager on claire@lanternhouse.org or +44 (0)1229 581127

Deadline for receipt of applications Friday 18th June 2010, 12 noon BST

Shortlisted artists will be invited to interview during the week commencing 12th July 2010. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will be in residence autumn/winter 2010.

folly and Lanternhouse are committed to equal opportunities in our in our employment, programme and services. We welcome international applicants.

About folly www.folly.co.uk

folly is a leading digital arts agency working across England’s Northwest.

folly presents an active artistic programme that provides creative interaction and collaboration between artists and the wider public using technology.

folly commissions, exhibits, promotes and supports creative work and innovation with a strong emphasis on the use of online media, networked systems and integrated technologies.

About Lanternhouse www.lanternhouse.org

Lanternhouse actively encourages encounters between artists’ research, risk taking and participation. We do this through a mesh model made up of 3 strands of programming that enable artistic crossover:

Residency: Opportunities for artists, critical thinkers and curators/producers to undertake research and develop new projects
Commissions: Off site, digital or temporary projects by artists wishing to engage with people, place and big ideas
Open Door: A mixed bag of drop in events that enable people to see, debate and take part in art