Digital Artist in Residence Museum of Oxford and Digital Artist Residency are jointly hosting a paid opportunity for an artist working in digital media to respond to the theme of Hidden Histories and the new Museum of Oxford galleries. Hidden Histories is a Museum of Oxford NHLF funded capital project to redevelop the museum’s galleries, and tell the story of the city with the people who have lived here. It celebrates the vibrant cultural contributions made to life in Oxford from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.
Museum of Oxford and Digital Artist Residency are jointly hosting an opportunity for an artist working in digital media to respond to the theme of Hidden Histories and the new Museum of Oxford galleries. Hidden Histories is a Museum of Oxford NHLF funded capital project to redevelop the museum’s galleries, and tell the story of the city with the people who have lived here. It celebrates the vibrant cultural contributions made to life in Oxford from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.
The Museum of Oxford has been working with local Oxford community groups and a team of external consultants for 3 years, developing the stories that will be seen in the new museum’s galleries when they open in September 2021.
The digital residency provides an online space on DAR’s site for artists to develop works, ideas and practices. The resulting work will culminate in an exhibition at the Museum of Oxford during the first few months of the Museum of Oxford’s reopening. The Hidden Histories residency will take place online from 1st October to 31st December 2021, coinciding with the physical exhibition at the Museum of Oxford in November – January.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for UK-based artists to propose new works which use digital processes and techniques to create work around the theme of Hidden Histories in response to exhibits in the new Museum of Oxford. The residencies are open to artists working in any discipline and/or medium, and from anywhere in UK, however it is desirable that the chosen artist has a close connection to Oxford and/or is able to visit for research trips. We are interested in projects that deal with research interactions between exhibit from the museum and digital processes. Artists would need to communicate clearly how these works would be appropriate for DAR’s online context and the new Museum of Oxford. DAR is accepting proposals from practitioners in media that may include performance, sculpture, film, video, New media, video, Sonic art, live works and cross-disciplinary practices. We are also interested in artists working with exclusively online practices too. Groups may apply as well as individuals.
Information about the new Museum of Oxford:
The new Museum of Oxford will open in Autumn 2021 after a major capital redevelopment, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Arts Council England, and other funders. The only museum to tell the story of the city of Oxford and its people, we have been working with our communities while we were closed, to collect stories about local people and their experiences in Oxford.
DAR and MoO provide:
· An artist’s fee of £1500.00
· Budget of £500 for materials, and £250 for travel costs.
· Exhibition at the Museum of Oxford, Oxford Town Hall.
· A digital residency site on DAR
· Technical support in achieving the aims of the online residency.
· Support and promotion of the artist and their work through our networks.
Entry criteria. Please apply online via CuratorSpace. The application should include:
• A short Artist Statement (100 words max)
• Proposal of project (max 500 words) including a timescale explaining what outcomes you aim to achieve during the residency and create for the exhibition.
• CV including contact details
• 5 images max and/or 2 video links max
Initial meeting at Museum of Oxford with Artist, DAR and MoO: Tuesday 21st September 2021.
Online residency dates: 1 October to 31 December 2021
Exhibition installation in the Museum of Oxford: Tues 16 to Thurs 18 Nov 2021
Exhibition runs at Museum of Oxford: Thurs 18 Nov 2021 – Monday 10th Jan 2022.
We are particularly interested in applications from BAME, BIPOC & LBGTQ+ artists as we are keen to support diverse and marginalised histories and cultures.
*** Deadline for applications is Sunday 5th September 2021 at Midnight GMT.