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Research residency open call


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30/03/2011

Visual and Media artists, UK and beyond, are invited to apply for a three-week research residency at ISIS Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne (UK), to take place between April to end of December 2011 (excluding August).

There are 4 residency opportunities:
- 2 for artists based outside the UK.
- 2 for artists based in the greater North region, encompassing the North West including Cumbria, the North East and Yorkshire.

- This is an opportunity for artists to spend time in a self-contained city centre studio space to research a new project or idea without the constraints of having to necessarily produce a body of work;the emphasis for this residency is on research not on finished art works.
- Artists may apply individually or as part of a group (however the fee per residency will not change).
- All artists will have access to ISIS equipment, critical support and introductions to arts networks in the region.
- Some technical assistance (2 days of training/technical support per residency) is also available but the artist is expected to be mostly self-reliant and familiar with the media they want to use.
- All artists are expected to present their work at ISIS as part of an artist talk event.
- There is a fee of £1500 for the minimum of a three-week period (to include travel and accommodation costs).

ISIS Artsis an artist led, visual and media arts organisation, which runs an international programme of commissions, residencies and events. ISIS Arts’ core ethos is to support artists to make critically engaged visual and media art, which is locally significant and internationally relevant, and to share the learning and relationships we gain.
We place artists at the centre of all our programmes creating physical, virtual and strategic ‘spaces’ for the production of art. We are interested in artists whose work seeks to reveal the world we live in, providing new perspectives on identity and challenging prejudices. We seek out and engage with artists of all backgrounds and cultures to facilitate international and inter-cultural exchange.
ISIS is committed to showing work within the public realm, engaging as wide an audience as possible in dialogue with artists and artworks, making our projects accessible to a diverse public.

Based in Newcastle city centre, ISIS has two studio spaces for visiting artists, a media training room, and an inflatable touring venue for sharing media arts with a wider audience. ISIS works with many international, national and regional artists to support practice and exchange.

Selection criteria:

Artists that share our ethos for socially engaged practice.
Experience of using digital media and technologies in the creation of art works.
The ability to research, interpret and present ideas.
Experience of working on fixed term residencies with deadlines.
A professional practice, students not eligible.

To apply please include:

Residency description - Outline your idea(s) for research, what you plan to achieve and how you plan to deliver this (maximum 2x A4 sheets)
Short statement about why you want to work with ISIS Arts and how the residency would further your practice.
Artist Statement and current CV
Supporting material/documentation of previous work – can be cd, dvd, jpegs, web links - please include an SAE with adequate postage for return of materials.
List of preferred dates for residency (excluding August)

Please send your application to:Research Residency, ISIS Arts, 1st Floor, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4X, alternatively email applications toisis@isisarts.org.ukwith the subject ‘Research Residency 2011’.

If you have any queries about this opportunity and application process please emailisis@isisarts.org.ukor phone+44 (0)191 261 44 07.

DEADLINE: Wednesday 30th March 2011. Selection will take place by Mid April all applicants will be notified shortly after that.

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