FORMAT International Photography Festival & Synapse Arts Residency: Call for Proposals
Wednesday 17th October
The Residency Brief - *Deadline extended to 16th November*
FORMAT Festival and Synapse Arts wish to invite emerging artists, photographers and arts practitioners, to submit proposals for a unique opportunity to work with, research and re-contextualise a selection of photographic archives, in particular the collection at The Silk Mill, Derby. The residency will explore the Industrial heritage of Derby and Derbyshire – in relation to FACTORY, the main theme of FORMAT13 – and will aim to provide an opportunity to create work and generate new ideas by using the archives as a basis for the content. Access to the archive collection at the Local Studies Library, Derby, Derwent Valley Mills’ World Heritage Site and Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock can also be arranged for the selected artist.
This residency opportunity is supported by a £600 bursary, free five month studio space and the use of facilities at Banks’ Mill Studios. The resulting work from the residency will be presented in some form during FORMAT13 Festival (8th March – 7th April 2013). The main theme of FORMAT13 will centre on the FACTORY and mass production. This can be understood literally and creatively in terms of process and the transformation of material, live site of production, the products, workers, analogue process, and documentary and so on. Click here for more info.
Call for Proposals
We are inviting proposals from artists and makers wishing to take up this residency opportunity. We welcome applicants working in any art form including sculptors, visual artists, makers, musicians, writers and performers who can create work within the framework of a photography festival. We would strongly encourage applicants to use the Picture the Past website and Facebook page as a basis for their proposal.
- The residency will include:
- Artists’ bursary of £600
- Research time at The Silk Mill & Local Studies Library, Derby
- Inclusion of work from the residency during FORMAT13 Festival (march 2013)
- Artist talk during FORMAT13 Festival
- Studio space at Banks’ Mill, Derby for five months (artists are asked to pay a refundable deposit of £190 and electrical charges)
- Artist blog with A-N
- Presentation at Synapse symposium 2013
If you wish to be considered for this opportunity please download the attached aplication document and supply a written proposal (max. 1 side of A4) including; samples of your work and/ or up to five images; a current CV detailing your experience; an artist statement, and details of two referees. Please also state if you have workshop or teaching experience.