14 November ‘17

Opportunity: Berwick Artists' Moving Image Residency 2018

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are pleased to announce applications are now open for their annual artist's residency. 

The residency is for a six-month period beginning in April 2018 and is an opportunity for an artist with a moving image-based practice to create a new work.

It includes a bursary of £7500 as well as private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland. 

The outcome of the residency will be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 23rd September 2018.

Now in its sixth year Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are committed to working in partnership to support a unique residency opportunity. The previous artists in residence were:

Cecilia Stenbom (2013), Katie Davies (2014), Paul Rooney (2015), Lucy Parker (2016) and Charlotte Prodger (2017).

LHB, Charlotte Prodger’s video produced during her 2017 residency, was included in Art Monthly and Sight & Sound magazines' coverage of the 13th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival:

Prodger’s 25-minute video LHB (2017) carries forward the artist’s established concerns with landscape, technology, and desire. Leaving behind the metropolitan settings that most often ground representations of queer life, Prodger imagines an expansive rural geography, linking the 4279 kilometres of the Pacific Coast Trail with her train travel and walks in Scotland and Northumberland. By no means a retreat into a timeless nature, LHB delves into the affects of networked existence…  — Erika Balsom, Sight & Sound, November 2017

Prodger’s confident narration knocks down taboos… In a seminar hosted by Prodger and writer Laura Guy, the artist described how the video and residency are not ‘really about Berwick, but me being in Berwick’   — Shama Khanna, Art Monthly, November 2017

The residency is an opportunity for an artist to create a new moving image work in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland that could benefit from either of the following:   

• the possibility to spend six months in Berwick to produce new work at a crucial development point within their practice, with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s support   

• the opportunity to develop current research or existing project ideas within the context of Berwick and the wider county of Northumberland

The final work’s presentation, format and exhibition context (either as an installation or cinema screening for instance) will be developed in collaboration with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s curatorial team.

The residency is open to artists currently resident in the UK and Europe, or international artists who already have permission to work in the UK.

Full application guidelines and  the application form are hosted by Curator Space here.   

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Monday 18th December 2017 at 5pm (UK Time).

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