WHO: Mid Career Textile Artist/Designer (minimum of 5 years experience).
WHAT: A twenty day residency based at Birmingham Community Museums; Soho House and Aston Hall.
WHEN: October 2011-March 2012.
PAYMENTS: 20 days over 6 month period @ £250 per day (including travel and VAT).
DETAILS: Making Moves II is a West Midlands craft development initiative led by Staffordshire County Council and Craftspace involving four subregional partnerships between local authorities and HE institutions. The programme will comprise of 9 residencies to explore commissioning models, a touring exhibition and opportunities for students, graduates and professional makers. Birmingham City Council and Birmingham City University (Textile Design Department) are hosting a residency in Birmingham Community Museums; Soho House and Aston Hall. The artist will work with participants from Saathi House (Aston) to offer high quality making sessions with a particular slant towards Asian textiles. The sessions should stimulate critical discussion and an understanding of creative practice through making. The artist will also have space and development time to undertake research for their own practice, with access to historical collections of textiles at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. A shadow artist placement will also offer recent graduates the opportunity to observe and learn from lead artists to develop skills in working with communities and to develop their artistic practice. A sharing event/exhibition at the end of the residency will include activities which can be opened out to the wider community. Following the residency the artist will be commissioned to create a piece of work which will feature in an exhibition showcasing all 9 residencies that will tour throughout the partner's regions from June 2012 - May 2013. Interviews: 22 September.
Deadline: 16 September 2011 ** Deadline expired**
Organiser/employer: Making Moves
[ Added on 30 August 2011 ]
- Pays fee/prize/award
- Experience required:
- Some experience
- UK - Birmingham