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Artist Lock In 2021

Updated: 08 June 2021

Calling artists and makers from all disciplines for an unforgettable experience in the Island of Jersey.

The Artist Lock-In is the flagship interdisciplinary residency project produced by ArtHouse Jersey. We are seeking artists, and individuals working in the arts, from all backgrounds and practices to apply for this inspiring experience.

Facilitated by Sue Hill (Wildworks, Eden Project), artists will be led through a fast-paced programme of activities and exercises, working together to learn from each other’s practice and to respond to the natural environment. Away from the distractions of everyday life, the Artist Lock In encourages an atmosphere in which to explore new approaches and different styles of making.

This is a supported opportunity to fill your lungs with fresh sea air, step out of your comfort zone and collaborate with artists from across the globe without the pressure of a deadline or expectation of a fully finished outcome.

Eligibility: We welcome artists of all disciplines and backgrounds. You must be over the age of 18, professionally committed to your craft and regularly present work to an audience either through performance, exhibition, showcase or targeted community outreach. Due to travel restrictions artists must have been in the UK 14 days prior to the Lock In.

What you get: As the name suggests the Artist Lock In is fully residential and so full-board accommodation will be provided with all meals catered for. Participants will stay in Greve De Lecq Barracks for the entirety of the project.

To apply: Email francesca (at) arts (dot) je for information pack and application form

Deadline 28 June 2021

ArtHouse Jersey

Artist in Residence

Open Call: The 3am Project

Updated: 01 June 2021

We are seeking words or artworks that respond to the ideas of sleepless nights and nocturnal offerings.

Taking inspiration from Frank Baker’s restless and conflicted letter, penned at 3am to his love Isabel in 1939 after an ambiguous encounter, we are calling for works that explore the things that keep us up or come to us in the middle of the night. What swims in our psyche after dark that must be expressed? What are you called to say or create with urgency at 3am? What stirs us from slumber or reaches us in hazy moonlit interludes?

Eligibility: We welcome submissions from writers and artists across a broad spectrum of disciplines and experience. Young artists/writers, students, early career artists/writers and those with a more established practice are all encouraged to enter. We are seeking high quality, engaging work that clearly responds to the brief. Entry is free of charge. We also have a specific open call for Young Creatives (under 25’s) that can be found on the home page of our website.

What you get: The winner of each category will receive: £750, An exhibition opportunity (details to be confirmed) An exclusive invite to a vast and incredible archive of wonder! The open call will result in a public exhibition and events therefore visibility opportunities will be offered for creators of a range of selected works. Additional prizes will be offered to runners up.

Deadline 28 June 2021

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Artist in Residence

SchUM artist in residence

Updated: 20 May 2021

Open call for three project fellowships to realise an artistic project that addresses the history of the SchUM communities and their religious, cultural and architectural legacy. SchUM stands for an association of the three German cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz, that was unique for the whole of Ashkenaz, the impact of which is still evident today.

The call for applications is open to professional artists from around the world working in the following areas: visual and media art, architecture, design, music and literature. The residency will last for 4 to 6 weeks and is scheduled between October 2021 and February 2022 (start date is in 2021). Fellows will work and live in one of the three ShUM cities (Worms, Speyer or Mainz).

Eligibility: Professional artists in the areas of visual and media art, architecture, design, music and literature.

What you get out of it: A rent-free, furnished apartment, a studio/work room, travel expenses up to € 1,000, allowance of € 250 per residency week and a contribution to other expenses (materials or services) of up to € 1,000.

Deadline 01 July 2021

Cities of Speyer, Worms and Mainz, Germany

Artist in Residence

Unlocking the Collections by Artquest and the Museum of the Home

Updated: 02 June 2021

Artquest are partnering with the Museum of the Home who are funding a new research residency. The Unlocking the Collections artist research residency award is an opportunity for an artist to develop their practice responding to material in the new Collections Library at the Museum of the Home. The selected artist will explore the Museum’s collection with support from its curators at a pivotal point in the Museum’s development and its reopening to the public in 2021.

Eligibility: Open to early career London-based artists, working in any medium

What you get: One selected artist will receive an award of £3,000 to develop their practice in response to the Museum of the Home’s collections. A further £850 to deliver a public-facing event that showcases their thinking and research undertaken over the residency period and special access to Museum collections and curatorial staff.

Deadline 19 July 2021

Artquest and The Museum of the Home

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