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Associate Artist Opportunity

Upland Arts Development CIC are looking to appoint an Associate Artist from or with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway with an interest in participatory practice to take part in a new project exploring renewable energy within the Galloway Glens area of Dumfries & Galloway.

Deadline: 28/10/2018

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Photo by Colin Tennant
Photo by Colin Tennant

Associate Artist Opportunity - Energise Residency Project (working title)

Upland Arts Development CIC are looking to appoint an Associate Artist from or with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway with an interest in participatory practice to take part in a new project exploring renewable energy within the Galloway Glens area of Dumfries & Galloway.

Project Overview
The Associate Artist will work alongside established artist Jason Nelson, who is one of the Lead Artists undertaking one of the two residencies which make up our Energise Project. This project consists of two artist residencies, a series of community engagement events, an exhibition by Upland member artists and related talks / events.

Focusing on ‘past’, ‘present’ and ‘future’ the two Energise residencies will investigate the history of the Galloway hydro-electric scheme (a series of dams and power stations built in the 1930’s) considering its legacy and explore present day attitudes to renewable energies with the surrounding communities. The two overlapping artist residencies will work to create innovative, exploratory and meaningful work in response to energy generation within a specific area of Dumfries and Galloway known as the Galloway Glens.

Residency 1 – ‘Past’ and ‘Present‘ will be undertaken by photographers Ted Leeming & Morag Paterson. This residency will focus on research relating to the factual history of the dams construction and collate information on the local environmental impact of the dams versus the global benefits of using water as a clean energy.

Residency 2 – ‘Present’ and ‘Future’ will be undertaken by Jason Nelson. During this residency Jason will connect with various groups and members of the community through a series of creative workshops which will enable the participants to consider energy consumption with relation to the Galloway Hydro Scheme.

Embedded in Jason’s practice is the way in which activity can empower and enable expression and action. His work is often a response to context and exists as a result of direct engagement with people, their environments and their relationship to it. Regardless of the scale of the project, the underpinning concepts that drive his work are notions of learning, social structure and ideas of identity, community and ownership.

Expectations of the Associate Artist role

Jason Nelson is undertaking a residency of 24 days spread throughout October 2018 – April 2019.

The purpose of the Associate Artist role is to work alongside Jason Nelson throughout his residency period to gain an insight into participatory practice through hands-on learning and assist Jason in delivering the outcomes of the residency.

The Associate Artist position would start in November 2018.

The Associate Artist must be available to work with the Galloway Glens area of Dumfries & Galloway between November 2018 – April 2019 (12 days to be distributed throughout this timeframe, to be agreed with Upland and the Lead Artist).

 Fees

The Associate Artist will be contracted for 12 days @ £163 per day with a total fee of £1956

An additional travel budget of a maximum of £175 is also available and £100 towards subsistence (refreshments & related expenses incurred, receipts must be provided).

All appointed artists will be self- employed and will be responsible for their own tax and N.I. payments.

 

FOR FULL ROLE DESCRIPTION AND HOW TO APPLY DOWNLOAD THE BRIEF HERE.

Deadline for applications: 5pm Sunday 28 October 2018