TREVOR BASIN ARTIST IN RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY
Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months between November 2015 – May 2016
Deadline: 5pm BST on Monday 5th October
A collaborative project between the Arts Council of Wales, Glandŵr Cymru the Canal and River Trust in Wales and Addo. We are inviting applications from artists, architects or designers with a collaborative/ participative approach to undertake this residency based at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct on the Shropshire Union Canal.
The residency seeks to investigate the history of the world heritage site in relation to innovation, development and tourism and how this relates to the future of the site. Paying particular attention to the relationship between the site and the neighbouring areas of Trevor, Cefn Mawr and Froncysyllte the artist will look at how local communities shape places and how this influence can be sustainable. Researching the architecture and industry of the past and making this relevant to today will enable a new generation of users to imagine the future for our canal systems.
The proposal is therefore to engage an artist for a six-month period to work with Glandŵr Cymru staff and volunteers in order to investigate some of these ideas. The opportunity is part-time and we are able to negotiate concentrated block visits with those artists travelling from further afield.
How to Apply:
To apply for this residency, please send the following information to email@example.com by 5pm BST on Monday 5th October:
- Up to 10 digital images in a PDF document or a Powerpoint presentation, or a 10-minute (max) showreel. All work should be numbered and include, title, date, dimension and media;
- An up-to-date CV;
- A brief letter of application that broadly outlines why you are interested in this opportunity and how it is relevant to your practice;
- Two letters of support.
When sending files large files (over 4MB), please provide hyperlinks to online files or a DropBox containing the files. Information submitted in other formats will not be accepted.
If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Information: The artist’s brief can be downloaded at http://www.addocreative.com/trevor-basin-artist-in-residency-opportunity/