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2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award Artist Residency

Date uploaded: July 3, 2015

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist in Residence, worth £15,000. The Award funds a 10-week artist residency and public art commission to be displayed at the host venue or nearby. A further £2,250 will be made available to the host venue to cover expenses.

Applications are invited from both organisations with experience in hosting artist residencies and/or running learning programmes, and those with little experience and for whom this would be a good opportunity to develop work in this area.The residency will run from spring/summer to autumn 2016. The artist/s will create an indoor or outdoor artwork (temporary, semi-permanent or permanent, see Venue Application Information, below) for the venue or nearby, and will carry out (as a guide) 8-10 days of education activities with children, young people and/or family groups during the course of the residency. The commissioned artwork will respond to the venue, e.g. to a collection, display, the building, the venue’s history, or to an audience group who use the venue.

The Award is an opportunity for a venue to work with an artist or artists through a residency and public art commission, and to develop their education programme with children, young people and/or families. The venue does not need to have previously hosted an artist in residence or to have commissioned artists to create temporary, semi-permanent or permanent artworks to apply for this Award.

To apply to host the ARMA Artist in Residence 2016:
Please click here to read the Information for Venues or click here to complete the Application Form.

Application deadline: 5pm on Monday 13 July 2015

The Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award was established in memory of the artist Alexandra Reinhardt and is supported by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust. The Award comprises an annual artist residency culminating in an artwork in the public realm. Artists have undertaken residencies in NHS hospitals since 2005 through a programme coordinated by Paintings in Hospitals. The Art Room, an organisation that works with art and artists to support vulnerable young people, coordinated the artist residency programme from 2010. engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is delighted to have been running the programme since 2012.

Artist Anne Harild completed the ARMA 2015 residency at the Bluecoat, Liverpool; in 2014, Maria Zahle was artist in residence at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester and in 2013, Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva was artist in residence at mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art. For further information about ARMA please click here.

ARMA 2014 artist Maria Zahle at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Photo: NWMAG.

ARMA 2014 artist Maria Zahle at New Walk Museum and Art Gallery. Photo: NWMAG.