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Artist residency opportunity at Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol

Deadline: February 1, 2010

KWMC Artist Residencies 2010

These residencies are funded by Arts Council England, with additional support from Bristol City Council.

We want to hear from artists working across disciplines who wish to spend a period of up to 8 weeks working in Knowle West up until July 2010. You will have access to facilities at Knowle West Media Centre that include video, sound and lighting equipment.

The residencies are not thematic in any way. We want to support new work that may be issue based, aesthetic in nature or contextual. But above all surprise us with your ideas, don't attempt to guess what we want.

The successful artists will receive a £3000 bursary to cover fees, travel and any accommodation. You may be resident anywhere but it is likely that at least two of the four available residencies will go to artists living or working in the South West of England. There are some costs towards materials.

Please do not propose anything to do with the Olympics, as we are not looking to do anything with this through this residency programme.

Horses, working class, celebration, biscuits, noise, passion, government, Tesla, cabbage, hillside, beauty, forensic, crews, light, safety, motion, William Budd, cholera, health, social media, teapots, housing, urban, rural, planning, social space, lexicon, games, self-sufficiency, 2010, emotional intelligence, language, loss, green areas, simulacra, trees, codes, buses, periphery, oil, water, south and north, rivers, data.

There are no specific outcomes but we will ask you to give one public talk about your work and a presentation half way through the residency. There is potential to display or locate work within the locality. Work can take place anywhere in the city, not just Knowle West. We will expect you to work in residence and not from home.

Send one side of A4 detailing your proposal as a PDF or word document (pdf, doc). Send a CV of no more than two sides detailing recent projects and experience. Send supporting media as jpeg photos, mp3 audio or quicktime video. No files greater than 10mb please.

We prefer that you send this information electronically to us via email. Email to [email protected]

You may if you prefer send a postal application to:
Katie Taylor
Events & Facilities Manager
Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue

The deadline for application is 5pm, 1 February 2010, no extensions.
All applications will be assessed in that week and notifications made by 8 February 2010.

We cannot return any postal applications without return postage. Do not send any originals or items of high value in the post.