Deadline for applications: Friday 31 March, 5pm
madeinroath are looking for expressions of interest from artists with an interest in growing, eating, ecology, sustainability, public and social spaces and community engagement within contemporary practice. We have secured funding to look at developing the cultural and community offer of public, community garden spaces within Roath, and have identified two gardens to work with – Mackintosh Community Garden and Plasnewydd Community Garden (Shelley Gardens) – as well as space and time to develop and research within g39 gallery’s Unit(e) programme.
The appointed artist will spend a period of time researching and working with community garden users to develop the project reflecting the community needs and interests. There will be a series of skill share workshops (run alongside a madeinroath artist/workshop leader) which may feed into this research. The potential outcomes of the project are wide ranging and are not predetermined – they could include performance, the development of physical structures, open discussions, joint meals, seed exchanges etc. We are asking for new work or new developments on previous projects.
As part of the commission the artist will be expected to work with g39 to deliver three workshops and one seminar within their Unit(e) programme. The content and format of these workshops is open to development through the project research. You will also need have a physically present and open working relationship with both community gardens and their users.
There is £3000 fee available to the artist, as well as a budget for materials. Support in development of ideas will be offered by the WARP programme at g39, as well as 24 hour access to a studio space and to the Unit(e) programme of peer learning and professional crits. We expect the fee to cover around 1 – 1.5 days per week over the 6 months, however this will be flexible to the needs of the project and the appointed artist.
For more information see: madeinroath.com/rkgp-opportunity-2017-eng/