Tuesday, 18 January 2011

TrAIN Residency at Gasworks

Residency Dates: 5th April 2011 - 2nd July 2011
Deadline for application: 24th January 2011
The successful applicant will be notified by the end of January-first
week of February 2011.

The residency comprises:
- accommodation and basic living expenses in London
- materials/production budget
- a studio at Gasworks
- an artist's talk and Open Studio, or similar
public presentations, at Gasworks
- administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks.

The support, networks and creative environments that Gasworks can offer
will provide the artist with the means to research and experiment with
new work.

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists.
The selected artist should be able to engage discursively and
speculatively with Gasworks' environments and London's wider artistic
and cultural context.

TrAIN (transnational art, identity and nation) is a Research Centre
based at Chelsea College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London.
TrAIN has collaborated annually with Gasworks since 2007 with the aim of
developing a research-based residency programme extending between the
studio and the art school.

Artists’ Brief, 2011
The residency focuses on the archives and special collections held at
Chelsea College of Art & Design Library. We are inviting an
international artist to: either : use these collections as one point of
departure for the development of new work; or : to create and deposit
their own ‘resident archive’ for future researchers at Chelsea College
of Art & Design Library (for examples, a collection of ephemera, a
project to be realised in the future, a set of clues for future
researchers or curators...).

The route into the Special Collections is not prescribed; its size and
complexity allows for diverse and unpredictable responses. Exposing the
processes and ideas of modern and contemporary artists, it invites
contemporary re-readings, re-activations and replies. The artist is not
required to have particular expertise or experience in working with
archives. The residency is process-led and open-ended. It is focused on
the development of a project rather than a finished product. All
Gasworks residencies culminate in an Open Studio exhibition. The TrAIN
Residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists from any country
outside of the UK.

For more information on the Chelsea Collection, please click here.

Application procedure

We prefer digital applications in PDF, Word or Powerpoint formats. There
is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us but you can send your file via
www.yousendit.com if necessary.
Your application should include:
1. A statement outlining how you imagine using Chelsea's collections
(300 word max)

2. An artist's statement describing your practice and areas of interest
in your work (250 word max)

3. A minimum of 10 images of recent work with captions and a short
description if necessary. Postal applications are also accepted but
please do not send originals.

4.A curriculum vitae

5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about the work or
exhibitions, publications, etc).

6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, telephone and fax
numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available
between April-June 2011 if selected.

Applications should be emailed to:
Residencies Assistant, Gasworks

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Residencies Coordinator
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH

We regret that we are not able to send material back.

Please read this before applying:

Selection and eligibility
The residency is open to contemporary visual artists working in all
disciplines, however one must note the restricted facilities. Emerging
and mid career artists involved in high quality art practice who have
not had the opportunity to work in London before are prioritised.
Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should
feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.
Gasworks and TrAIN will create a shortlist, from which a panel of
representatives of both organisations will select the artist


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