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Four Nations residency (glass)

  • Open Call
  • UK
  • Applications have closed
  • Open Call
  • UK
  • Applications have closed.

Website North Lands Creative

The Four Nations International Fund supports individuals and organisations in developing international partnerships and co-creation projects.

This pilot fund is designed to encourage in-person, digital and hybrid collaboration:

● between artists, creative practitioners and organisations from the four nations across the UK and
● counterparts from elsewhere in Europe and beyond.

The Four Nations International Fund is a pilot fund with co-investment from Arts Council England, Arts Council Northern Ireland, Arts Council Wales/Wales Arts International and Creative Scotland.

GLASS POINT IN RIGA, LATVIA; NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE IN SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND; NORTH LANDS CREATIVE IN LYBSTER, SCOTLAND AND RUTHIN CRAFT CENTRE IN RUTHIN, WALES, HAVE SECURED SUPPORT FROM THE FOUR NATIONS INTERNATIONAL FUND TO DELIVER A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT.

The arts and culture sectors of all four nations across the UK thrive on international collaboration and exchange. This fund invites artists, cultural professionals and organisations to consider where that collaboration could be also enhanced by closer working between England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Applications will require applicants to have at least one partner from another of the four nations of the UK in addition to at least one international partner.

OPPORTUNITY

We would like to take this opportunity to invite British based artists who specialise in working with glass to apply to take part in this project. This opportunity will allow the selected artist to explore the unlikely combination of glass and the theme of wearability.

The theme continues a collaborative project undertaken by National Glass Centre and Ruthin Craft Centre in 2017 which explored the potential relationship between glass and contemporary jewellery. This project widens the focus from jewellery to the broader theme of wearability. Resulting work will explore relationships between artworks created in glass and the human body.

The project will be undertaken as follows:

o An initial visit to National Glass Centre
o This visit will take place before September 2022. The purpose of the visit will be to meet staff and develop an understanding of the equipment available for making new work at the National Glass Centre.
o One day is allocated for this visit.

o Workshop week at North Lands Creative
o The artist will spend a week in September 2022 leading a workshop to explore how glass can relate to the theme of wearability. The workshop will be attended by other glass artists who will have a range of experience and approaches.
o Up to five days are allocated for the residency / teaching week.

o A visit to Glass Point
o The artist will visit Glass Point in Riga to develop international connections and to seek inspiration for their ongoing practice.
o This visit will take place in October, November or December 2022.
o Up to three days are allocated for this visit.

o A visit to Ruthin Craft Centre
o The artist will visit Ruthin Craft Centre to talk to staff about wearability in other craft media and to discuss good practice in craft retail.

o This visit will take place in October, November or December 2022.
o One day is allocated for this visit.

o A residency at National Glass Centre
o The artist will undertake a residency at National Glass Centre to create a new artwork in glass exploring the theme of wearability and a small series of limited edition pieces.
o The residency will take place in January, February or March 2023.
o Ten days are allocated for the residency.

BUDGET

             o A fee of £5,000 will be paid to the artist. (20 days at £250 per day)

o A further budget is available to support project costs including travel, accommodation and materials.

APPLICATION

To be considered for this project please send the following information to info@northlandscreative.co.uk by midnight on Sunday 3rd July:

 

             o CV
             o Website and / or images of recent work
             o A statement in no more than 300 words on how you feel your work could develop in line with the theme of wearability

 

To download the information pack please click here