Upland Micro Residency at The Oven

If you are looking for an opportunity to experiment with ideas, test out new ways of working, showcase work in progress or develop your creative practice with a dedicated time slot and space to do so – then apply now!

This opportunity is for Upland professional members only.
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Deadline: 12/08/2019

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We are pleased to team up with The Oven to offer this micro residency opportunity for Upland Members. Not a member? If you are a professional artist or maker with a connection to Dumfries & Galloway then you can apply to join. Find out more here: http://www.weareupland.com/members/become-an-uplander/

Who can apply: 
The residency is open to artists and makers, all art forms will be considered.
Applicants must be Upland Members. If you are not a member but would like to join then see link above for full info and criteria. Membership is free for students and those who have graduated in the last two years or £30 per year.

Outline / residency purpose: 
The purpose of this residency is to enable an artist / maker to use of The Oven as a creative space over a week. The space could be used to try out new ideas, perhaps test out an installation, work on a larger scale, have the room to spread out and experiment with your work. The space should be used more as a studio than a gallery, the idea being it is used as a working space.

Dates & terms of the micro-residency: 
The residency will take place from 16th – 22nd September 2019.

The artist in residence will be given a fee of £350 towards materials for the residency and a further £150 will be made available for the costs of the public facing element (i.e – towards refreshments for an opening or talk or for print materials)

In addition to the fee Upland will promote the residency via Upland’s social media and website, including hosting the blog posts.
If the artist / maker would find an advice session or critique helpful for their project this can be arranged with a member of the Upland team.
The Oven and the Stove will also share the artists output through social media as well.

How to apply:

Download the full information document here: http://www.weareupland.com/a/5d385937eefff


To apply please submit:

  • A CV
  • 6 good quality images which represent your practice
  • A short statement about what you would like to use the residency period for and how this will impact your creative development (maximum one A4 sheet)

Please email your applications to:

The deadline for applications is: 5pm Monday 12th August 2019

If you have any queries please contact amy@weareupland.com