Open Call | The Morning Boat Residency, Jersey

Deadline: 10 February

The Morning Boat is an international artist residency on the island of Jersey that aims to generate a discourse on issues and practices that are central to the island’s economy, social fabric and way of life.

Activities focus on local industries that are often referred to as the foundations of the island economy – Agriculture, finance and tourism – and their impact on people’s lives. Projects will be developed specifically for the island of Jersey. Work will take place in public spaces and every-day working environments, in collaboration with the local community.

Artists will receive an artist fee of between 1800 and 2000 pounds for a period of approximately four weeks in Jersey. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and accommodation will be provided. A small production budget will be available for materials and a network of partners are standing by to provide additional material and logistical support.

Applications should include:

  • A detailed portfolio or links to work that clearly illustrates your artistic practice.
  • A short statement detailing your interests and methodology as an artist.
  • Your reasons for applying to The Morning Boat.
  • Your current availability over the next two years.
  • Where you heard about the project.
  • Any other information you feel is relevant to your application.

Please email your application to morningboat@arts.je

Please note: Although we welcome suggestions and ideas for public presentations of work, we do not expect finished ideas, due to the research based, collaborative and site responsive nature of the programme. We are more interested in the kind of work you do and how you imagine going about doing it in Jersey, in relation to the themes we are exploring.

In February we will contact shortlisted artists to discuss their proposals, methodology, timescales and potential partners. We hope to start inviting artists to conduct preliminary research in March 2017.

For more information see: http://morningboat.com/index.php/apply/

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