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School Residencies: Call for Artists (Round 1), Blackburn and Darwen

Deadline: March 1, 2013, 5:00 pm

Blackburn and Darwen's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) continues with the latest phase of an extensive school building programme. Linked to this, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council’s Arts Service are launching the first round of an ongoing Artist Call targeting artists from all creative disciplines with an interest in educational and community engagement, and further developing their collaborative practice.

At this initial stage, they are asking for artists to consider the brief on their website: www.artistcall.net and if interested to log your Expression of Interest by registering online and uploading some examples of your work to the private ‘intranet’ section. As well as your basic registration, they encourage you to also upload some practice information as well.

The deadline for your received registrations for this first round is 1st March 2013, but other Artist Calls will continue straight afterwards too.

Residency timescales are flexible and will be driven by a combination of school and artist availability and the agreed brief. It is, however, assumed that all residencies will be completed over the next 12–18 months.

The potential fees for all artists in this latest phase are anticipated to include in total:

  • 24 x artist workshop commissions worth £300 each for participation in proposals development and a workshop (4 artists per school);
  • 10 x artist school residency fees worth up to £10,000 each; and
  • 10 x Artist materials and expenses allowances of up to £3,000.

Artists must be willing and able to meet the aims of the BSF programme for the arts in Blackburn with Darwen, whilst enhancing the visual or other sensory environment within each school, compliment curriculum learning and deliver wider community benefits.

The closing date for Round 1 receipt of uploaded Expressions of Interest is: 5pm on Friday 1st March 2013.

Notification dates for long-listing and short-listing to be confirmed.

To download briefing information, including how to submit your Expression of Interest electronically please refer to Blackburn with Darwen's BSF Artist.

Call website: www.artistcall.net

Otherwise contact:
Ian Banks: BSF Arts Strategist for Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council Arts Services
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07717710014

Visit www.artistcall.net

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