OPEN CALL FOR AN ARTIST IN RESIDENCE
A CAS:AIR COMMISSION
Length of Residency: 3 months, When: September 2019 – December 2019
Application Deadline: 31st July 2019, Interview dates: 14th / 15th August 2019
Artists Fee: £7,000 pounds in total for the residency, including evaluation.
Materials Budget: £2000 is available for materials and installation of the final artwork.
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Location: CAS (Chapel Studio Gallery) Andover, Hampshire
CAS wishes to appoint an artist in residence for three months to work with two community groups in the Andover area, in collaboration with Andover library and the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium. The artist will be based at the CAS project space, Chapel Arts Studios where there will be personal studio space and access to a wide variety of resources and equipment.
The resident artist will share knowledge and skills with the wider Andover community, celebrate participants work through an Andover based CAS exhibition, and ultimately create a work to go on display in the Winchester Science Centre (an organisation that engages more people than any either UK science organisation outside London).
The CAS:AIR program aims to bring great art experiences to Andover town. It consists of a series of Artist Residencies designed to enrich the Andover landscape through collaboration with local communities and organisations, opening doors to new skills, and new cultural experiences, helping to build confidence and connect communities while doing so.
“THERE’S A BIGGER PICTURE OUT THERE”
Despite the shifting political, social and environmental landscape around us, 2019 has been a year to look beyond to the wider picture. With the 50th commemoration of the moon landing upon us, photographs from the far side of the Moon and the first images of black holes emerging, we are reminded that we are part of something bigger. Just as the moon landing was a journey into the unknown, space travel mirrors our journey through life as we step out into an unknown future.
Even though Andover town is just a tiny dot on a map of the earth, science reminds us that we are connected, not only on a macro level with the vast expanses of our universe but also on a micro level with subatomic particles, and the infinitely complex universe of our own bodies.
In this first CAS:Air Residency the artist will work with two community groups to explore these themes, creating work which not only communicates learning gathered over the course of the residency in connection with the Winchester Science Centre, but also how these themes resonate with local lives.
Andover is a Hampshire based town with a mix of demographic and a significant population falling into the lowest category economically and socially. Despite this it is the town of great possibility with many community groups and active projects seeking to enrich and build up community life together.
Through this project we want to connect Andover with the bigger picture, experiencing our place in a universe of hope and possibility.
WHO we are looking for
The artist we are looking for will be a visual artist (any medium) with:
- Experience of working with participants, ideally of all ages but particularly young people.
- Willingness to include some practical drawing or making within the residency at some stage.
- Awareness of digital possibilities due to the technology available at the Winchester Science centre and planetarium.
N.B. You will need to have your own public liability insurance and DBS certificate. (CAS can facilitate access to the DBS application process).
WHAT we are looking for
During this residency the artist will work with two community groups to explore these themes, creating work which not only communicates learning gathered over the course of the residency in connection with the Winchester Science Centre, but also how these themes resonate with local lives.
Andover is a Hampshire based town with a mix of demographic and a significant population falling into the lowest category economically and socially. Despite this it is the town of great possibility with many community groups and active projects seeking to enrich and build up community life together. Through this project we want to connect Andover with the bigger picture, experiencing our place in a universe of hope and possibility.
The final artwork for display will need to communicate in some way some of the knowledge gained over the project to the general public visiting the centre.
The artist will work with;
- Andover Young Carers – a group of aged 9 to 14 year-old young people who regularly care for a significant person in their lives.
- Picket Twenty Fillies – a lively group of WI women who meet on a new housing estate in Andover.
- The wider community in at least one town centre activity day.
The main elements of the project will include:
- A visit to Winchester Science Centre and planetarium.
- A street event in Andover Town centre for knowledge sharing with potential mobile planetarium and drop in activities for the general public.
- A connection to Andover library both as a resource and a potential partner for town centre event.
- A minimum of four workshop sessions with each of the two participatory groups
- A celebratory exhibition at CAS
- The creation of an artwork to be will be installed in Winchester science Centre.
- A final celebratory event potentially at the Winchester science centre and planetarium.
- An evaluation report
HOW to apply
STEP 1. Make sure you read all the information on this page before you apply.
STEP 2. Prepare TWO documents:
1. Your C.V, saved as PDF and titled in this format: YourFirstName-YourLastName-CV.pdf
2. ONE A4 page containing ALL of the below. Saved as a PDF titled in this format:YourFirstName-YourLastName-BiggerPicture.pdf. Include:
- How you will work with the two groups
- How your proposal responds to our overall theme
- Budget – a rough breakdown of costs
- Outline of possible activities for town centre event – 200 words max
- 5 x Images of past work
- Links to website, social media accounts
Apply by email by sending your TWO documents saved as a PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org
You MUST title your email ‘Bigger Picture’ in the subject line before sending.
It may be helpful to visit Winchester Science Centre if possible to familiarise yourself with the possibilities for the potential artwork. It may be worth noting that the display area has a large open section in the centre looking down to the lower floor where large scale work could be suspended. The centre also has considerable open outdoor space around the building, although mostly fairly rough countryside. If you wish to visit the centre you must inform them by email first at email@example.com and you will be allowed *free entry.
* Note from the Winchester Science Centre;
- It is free entry for artist only, not additional family/friends.
- You can come any time between 10-4pm
- There may not be anyone to show you around, but you are free to wonder. We will try and point out places of interest though.
- There is no set place for the art, we want to be guided by you, essential, due to the flexibility of the exhibits, we can create room.
- We are a venue and not artists, we maybe able to help on the science side but we cant advises them on art.
Any questions concerning this opportunity or special requirements to make the application process accessible please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: 31st July
Shortlist announced: 5th August
Interview dates: 14th / 15th August
Decision announced: 18th August 2019