Artist Residencies at St Fagans National History Museum
Four six-week residencies March/April 2015
Bursary/Fee: £3,000 per residency
Deadline for applications – Monday 19th January 2015 at 5pm
Interviews – Wednesday 11th February 2015
How to apply Full details in English and Welsh can be downloaded here http://bit.ly/1zkuBIG
St Fagans is one of Europe's leading open-air museums and Wales's most popular heritage attraction. It stands in the grounds of the magnificent St Fagans Castle, a late 16th-century manor house donated to the people of Wales by the Earl of Plymouth.
These residencies are open to visual and applied artists working in the UK or internationally. We are looking for practitioners who wish to work with the museum’s collections and are interested in engaging with our large team of staff. We would like the artists to respond to St Fagans as a whole – its physical site, but also the people that work there and their relationship to the museum, the buildings and the collections - and to examine how the museum is changing in the light of its redevelopment as well as the changing nature of museums as a whole.
The artists must spend at least fifteen days at the Museum and we also expect each artist to present his/her work in progress to staff and visitors. The creative process, which includes: different and new ways of working, innovative ideas, creative responses to the site and engagement with staff, is more important to us than a finished final product. An exhibition of work is not necessarily expected.
Artists will be paid £3,000 for fifteen days’ work (or equivalent) over a two/three month period, supported by the Arts Council of Wales. There is separate funding available for materials and accommodation if needed, supported by the HLF as part of the redevelopment of St Fagans.
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