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Montgomery Canal Artist Residency

Deadline: November 3, 2014, 9:00 am

Applications from artists with an interest in landscape, architecture and ecology with a collaborative/participatory approach are being sought to undertake a residency based on the Montgomery Canal at Llanymynech near Welshpool. This residency is a collaborative project between the Arts Council of Wales, Glandŵr Cymru  and Addo who have created a series of artists’ residencies across waterways in Wales over a three year period.

This partnership is highlighting not only the heritage and historic significance of Wales’ canals, but also celebrating their current relevance to local communities and contemporary Welsh culture. The Trust is exploring how contemporary arts can play a new role in conserving, animating and re-interpreting the waterways in Wales.

The Site: The artist will be based on the England / Wales border at Llanymynech but will be expected to work at and visit locations along the Montgomery Canal.

Considered one of the most important canals in the country in terms of habitat, much of the canal corridor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. The Welsh section of the canal is of international importance and is designated a Special Area of Conservation due to the presence of rare aquatic plants, otters and water voles. Several nature reserves border the canal, filled with wildflowers and insects, including dragonflies and damselflies.

Studio: The artist will be provided with a flexible space at Llanymynech, which could be used as a studio/workspace/meeting space/gallery.

How to Apply
To apply for this residency, send the following information to [email protected] by 3rd November 2014:

  • Up to 10 digital images in a PDF document or a Powerpoint presentation, or a 10-minute (max) showreel. All work should be numbered and include, title, date, dimension and media;
  • An up-to-date CV;
  • A brief letter of application that broadly outlines why you are interested in this opportunity and how it is relevant to your practice;
  • Two letters of support.

Selection Process: Interviews will take place during the week of 17th November 2014. Interviews via Skype may be arranged. At interview, interviewees will be expected to speak in more detail about their work and working processes and the approach that they envisage taking towards the residency.

Queries regarding the recruitment process for this residency should be addressed to [email protected]

For further information and brief click here.

Contact Details: For queries and further information contact: Tracy Simpson, Addo, 07890203218, [email protected]