PS² invites emerging or re-emerging Northern Ireland-based artists to apply for the PS² Freelands Artist Programme 2022-2023, a two-year creative and professional development programme for emerging artists funded by the Freelands Foundation.
Supported by ongoing peer learning and critique, curatorial support from the project curator, and additional mentoring, the PS² Freelands Artist Programme enables emerging/ re-emerging artists of any age to focus on, and develop, significant new work and research. The programme also includes the realisation of an exhibition/project at PS², research trips, a symposium, visits by external curators, and the possibility to show work in a curated exhibition at the Freelands Gallery (London).
Five artists will be selected to participate in the 2022-2023 programme.
They will each receive:
● £5000 fee per annum for two years
● individual tailored curatorial support
● financial support for materials/production and additional mentoring
● travel support
● access to PS² resources and workshop space
● the full commitment of PS²
You can download the brief here.
Who is eligible?
● Must have a minimum of three years of demonstrable high-quality artistic practice at the point of selection for the programme [October 2021], either since the commencement of their artistic career or since the completion of any formal academic qualifications in the arts.
● Must be an ’emerging artist’ in the process of forming/establishing their career, or a ‘re-emerging artist’ whose career has been interrupted due to personal circumstances (childcare, care for relatives, illness, etc…)
● Can be of any nationality, age and background, work in any medium, and will live and work in Northern Ireland for the two-year duration of the PS² Freelands Artist Programme.
● Must not be in formal education (this includes PhDs) at any point during the programme period and able to fully commit to the full duration of the programme (January 2022 – December 2023).
● Must commit to taking part in this creative and professional development programme and be open to the critical advice and curatorial input, dialogue, and peer networks offer.
How do I apply?
● your name and contact details (address, email, phone number)
● names and contact details (phone and email) of two people who can advocate for you and your artistic practice, should you be successful in your application
● an artist statement- i.e. a description of what your work is about, the relationship between your work and the wider social/political and contemporary art context… (max. 500 words) 4
● a project proposal broadly describing how you will use the programme to research imaginative ideas and develop and produce new outcomes (max. 500 words], no budget required
● A relevant and up-to-date artist CV (including graduation details, if applicable) of no more than two A4 pages.
● Up to seven images of previous/current work or links to websites, including film/video/sound work uploaded to YouTube/Vimeo/SoundCloud, or similar, and, if necessary, password protected. When including links to artist moving image work, please provide an edited extract of no more than three minutes, as well as a full version of the work. Please include short descriptions to accompany all work and links.
Please send your completed application in a single PDF file no larger than 5MB to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name as the subject heading. The application deadline for submissions is Saturday 18 September 2021, 11.59pm.
On the selection panel are Kate Strain, curator based between Graz and Dublin, Ciara Hickey, PS² Freelands Artist Programme Curator 2021-23 and Peter Mutschler/ PS²
The five selected artists will be announced on 01 November 2021
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