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Arts Council of Wales and the Centre for Alternative Technology: Artists-in-residence Opportunity

Deadline: November 19, 2013, 9:00 am

Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) Artist-in-residence programme:
Funded by Arts Council of Wales and CAT

Voices from a disused quarry: A history of the Centre for Alternative Technology

Two artists working in the visual arts sought

Arts Council of Wales and the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) are looking for two visual artists to work collaboratively or alongside each other as part of an ongoing archive project investigating, commemorating and celebrating the heritage of the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT).

Start date: January 2014 to end of March 2014 (The artists will also need to be available for two days between the 9th and 13th December – exact dates to be agreed at interview).

Information for applicants: Each artist will receive a fee of £6,000 for three months

More about CAT and the residency
“In the early 1970s I took a sabbatical and went to America. I talked to senior business and professional people and came to the conclusion that a lot of people realised there was a major problem, but were locked into what they were doing. I came back thinking what was needed was a project to show the nature of the problem and to indicate ways of going forward”.
Gerard Morgan-Grenville CAT, Founder of CAT

CAT is based in a disused quarry in Mid-Wales, UK. It started as an experimental community with a handful of environmental pioneers in the winter of 1974 and has grown into a globally known educational institution. CAT want their Artists in Residence to work alongside staff to create work of lasting value that will inspire visitors, scholars and staff during and beyond the residency, based around the theme Voices from a Disused Quarry – a history of the Centre for Alternative Technology.

CAT imagine that these three month residencies will be an immersive experience as their resident artists explore themes of memory, sense of place, community, environmental quest and technical endeavor, embedded in an organisation undergoing significant change, using messages from the past to explore visions for the future.

To apply: Applicants should apply by submitting a current CV, attaching 8 low resolution images of your work – and links to any video/audio footage of your work – with your application and send to [email protected] by 9.00am 19th November 2013.

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