AboutFree accommodation and workshop/studio is offered to an artist/maker for a six-month residency starting Jan 1st 2011.
A self-contained bedsit unit in Hillington Square plus workshop/studio a few yards away has been made available for this opportunity by Freebridge Community Housing.
Hillington Square is a social housing complex in central King's Lynn and will be a focus of this year's Aspire project, which is based at King's Lynn Arts Centre. The selected artist/maker will be linked to Aspire, a unique mentoring scheme for five artists and six creative apprentices, led by Richard Layzell. This will culminate with an exhibition at King's Lynn Arts Centre at the end of May 2011 and you will be invited to take part in this.
Hillington Square is also the focus of a large-scale regeneration project led by designer Wayne Hemmingway. Its location is very close to another local artists' complex, Greyfriars Art Space (http://greyfriarsartspace.com).
We would like you to be working in residence for a minimum of three days a week. If you produce saleable objects as a part of your practice there will be the opportunity to offer them for sale locally, but this is not essential. If your practice is socially engaged, there will be many opportunities to work with the local community.
Please email your CV, up to 10 jpegs of your work and answers to the following three questions (up to 1000 words in total) by Dec 6th 2010:
1. Why does this opportunity interest you?
2. How will you make it work for you?
3. How does your previous experience relate to this opportunity?
Interviews will be on Dec 14th at Freebridge Community Housing in King's Lynn.