Call for Entries 2014
Deadline: 31 March 2014
Application fee: £25
The Jonathan Vickers Fine Art Award is one of the most prestigious, nationally recognised and coveted Art Awards in the UK. The Award is open to emerging painters from across the UK with the successful artist receiving a nine month residency, a bursary of £18,000, a studio, a contribution to the cost of materials and on-going support and mentoring from the University of Derby’s Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology.
The theme of the sixth Award is ‘Sense of Place’, inspired by the people, landscape and heritage of Derbyshire with a focus on ‘Our Treasure Houses’. During the nine months residency the artist will focus on producing new work for public exhibition in Derby Museum and Art Gallery and other spaces across Derbyshire. The artist will also contribute 5 days of teaching in the University’s Arts, Design &Technology Faculty and Fine Art department and facilitate a programme of educational workshops in the community.
This is an exciting opportunity for an artist who is ready for the challenge of responding imaginatively and creatively to the residency brief. We are looking for a talented, organised, self-motivated artist who will be able to communicate effectively and confidently with the local community, act as an ambassador for the Award and the University and who has the maturity and personal skills to work with people on all levels.
The nine month residency runs from 1 October 2014 to 30 June 2015.
The final exhibition will be held at Derby Museum and Art Gallery from 19 September 2015 to 17 January 2016. The artist will be required to be available for the launch of the exhibition and there will be an expectation that they will also be available for a number of events during this period.
Closing date for applications: 31 March 2014. Interviews will be held in Derby on Monday 19 May 2014.
Cost of application: £25 (for submission of up to 6 paintings).
To apply and for more information visit:
or call: Rachael Grime on 01773 514851
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