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OPPORTUNITY

Call for international artists' residency proposals


Deadline:
Fri Jul 30, 2010 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Call for international artists' residency proposals
Preston UK, autumn/winter 2010
Deadline for Applications: Friday 30th July 2010 5pm BST
Fee: £2500 GBP, plus travel and accommodation expenses

Radar is an innovative programme of digital artists' residencies in public libraries across the county of Lancashire, in the North West of England.

We are currently seeking an international artist (someone who's main home is outside of the UK), to become Radar's second artist in residence, based at the Harris Library, Preston, Lancashire, UK.

The goal of Radar is to explore relationships between the virtual and physical cultural experiences on offer and potentially available through libraries; to consider the role of libraries as free and accessible public gateways to culture, and the implications of the evolution of digital culture on this core function. Resident artists are expected to do this through engaging collaboratively and creatively with library users and staff.

How to apply
Please see our website for further details and information on how to apply: http://bit.ly/adyR24


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Call for artists' submissions: FLI Residency, Northwest England. DEADLINE APPROACHING


Deadline:
Fri Jun 18, 2010 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Call for artists' submissions: FLI Residency, Northwest England. DEADLINE APPROACHING

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 http://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.

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

Full details available at http://www.folly.co.uk/news-items/call-artists-submissions-fli-residency-northwest-england.

Apply by email to imogen.mcgarvie@folly.co.uk.

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


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FLI Residency, Northwest England


Deadline:
Fri Jun 18, 2010 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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


OPPORTUNITY

BLAZING A TRAIL: NEW CULTURAL JOURNEYS COMMISSIONS


Deadline:
Fri Jan 29, 2010 00:00

Location:
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

New Cultural Journeys is inviting proposals for creative projects that will 'Blaze a Trail' across Lancashire and the Fylde Coast, UK, between March and September 2010.

New Cultural Journeys is an ambitious youth led culture and sport participation programme for Lancashire and the Fylde Coast that is part of WE PLAY, the North West cultural legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The theme of the programme is Routes and Trails, making new connections between people and places, sport and arts and physical and virtual worlds in the lead up to 2012.

Working with young people aged 13 - 19 from across the region, we are seeking to commission 5 creative projects along the theme of Routes and Trails. We are looking for ideas that will excite, surprise and engage residents and visitors to Lancashire and the Fylde Coast, creating opportunities for people of all ages to take part in voyages of discovery both outdoor and online.

Fees for each commission are in the range of £5 -10K with the opportunity of future further investment for the most successful and innovative ideas.

We are inviting applications from artists and designers who work with digital and creative technology.

Collaborative proposals and regional, national and international applications welcome

For a full brief, including information about the individual commissions and how to apply, please email: sara.domville@lancashire.gov.uk

The closing date for proposals is 29th January 2010

New Cultural Journeys is a partnership project between Lancashire County Council, Creative Lancashire and Blackpool Council and is part of WE PLAY.

WE PLAY is a Legacy Trust UK project, led by the Arts Council England Northwest, on behalf of a new regional partnership.


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Pod Camp - a unique residential opportunity - call for artists


Deadline:
Fri Sep 25, 2009 00:00

folly, Art Locates Me and the Forestry Commission, Grizedale are collaborating to create a unique residential opportunity for a group of young carers from across Cumbria to engage with digital technology, sustainable energy and the forest environment.

The partnership is inviting expressions of interest from artists to participate in 3 days research and development from 6th - 8th November 2009 at Grizedale Forest, Cumbria. The remit for the 3 days is to consult with the partner organisations and the group of young carers to develop ideas for creating and installing digital art in Grizedale Forest on a temporary basis.

These ideas will be used to create Pod Camp, a series of residential opportunities for the artist and young people to develop the ideas further. Pod Camp will be launched in April 2010 and will take place at Grizedale Forest as part of the Abandon Normal Devices festival.

The work will build upon the success of the previous partnerships between Art Locates Me and folly to create innovative digital arts work with young people and utilise the expertise of the Forestry Commission in working with the environment and sustainable energy.

For further information and the full artists' brief visit http://www.folly.co.uk/click/1466/99

Artist Fee:
600GBP fee including travel and VAT
Accommodation will be provided

Deadline for Submissions - 25th September 2009
Interviews - 6th October 2009
Dates for Research and Development - 6th to 8th November 2009

For more information please contact Tor Townley at folly on tor.townley@folly.co.uk