Open Call | ‘This Place’ Artist Residencies at Millennium Court Arts Centre, Portadown

Application deadline: 22 February, 5pm.

The Millennium Court Arts Centre is inviting proposals from artists who wish to participate in ‘This Place’, a gallery-based creative engagement and exhibition programme.

They are offering two artist in residence opportunities as part of the project. The artists will be offered time and space to research, explore and develop ideas for a new body of work that responds to their interactions with local people and the themes emerging from the project participant’s personal reflections on their locality. The Millennium Court Arts Centre will host engagement sessions, offer additional support from other creative professionals and offer guidance and support on the delivery of the project activity.

‘This Place’ is part of the Connected project, an ambitious new collaborative cultural programming initiative being delivered in cultural venues across the borough of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon in 2018/19 and co-funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Local Government Challenge Fund.

There are two residency opportunities available. Each residency will take place over a 3-month timeframe in the Millennium Court Arts Centre (MCAC) – either throughout April, May and June 2019 or September, October and November 2019.

During the residency, the artist will engage at least 2 groups of older people on a weekly basis as they research and develop a new body of work. There will also be additional resources available to bring in a partner or partners in any creative field, to provide support and ensure the participants have access to a wide range of experiences.

The resident artists will be based in the artist studio at MCAC. At the end of the project, both artists will be required to create a joint exhibition of their own work, based on, or influenced by their experiences of working with the groups over the course of the residency. The exhibition will be installed in the main gallery of Millennium Court Arts Centre in Jan/Feb 2020.

The fee for each successful proposal is £8250. The fees for a joint proposal from two artists is £16,500. This fee includes your travel expenses, living expenses and materials for the creation of new work. Accommodation is not provided. Additional resources can be made available for hire of equipment and/or purchase of materials for the final exhibition.

Full Artists Brief here: THIS-PLACE-artist-in-residence-brief.pdf

Email any queries to Louise Rice, Community Arts Development Officer louise.rice@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk

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