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ROAM (Space) - Call for emerging artists to take part

Call for emerging artists to work with us!

We are looking for emerging artists to participate in ROAM (Space) – a new project which aims to explore the idea of establishing an artist run project space in Dumfries & Galloway, which is run by and for emerging artists.

Deadline: 12/10/2022

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Rachel Shnapp, 17 Hertz, two-channel film installation presented as part of the Emerge programme at Spring Fling 2021
Rachel Shnapp, 17 Hertz, two-channel film installation presented as part of the Emerge programme at Spring Fling 2021

We are looking for emerging artists to participate in ROAM (Space) – a new project which aims to explore the idea of establishing an artist run project space in Dumfries & Galloway, which is run by and for emerging artists.

What we would like to do:

  • Bring together a collective of early career artists who will work with an established artist over the next year, through a process of research and learning.
  • Gather ideas and research, with the aim of exploring how a collective of artists might work together to create space to share and present ideas, exhibit work, experiment creatively and connect via contemporary art practice.
  • Identify what is missing for emerging artists and work to address that gap.
  • Consider what type of model or space might work in Dumfries & Galloway by investigating questions such as - is a space needed? What could it be? How it might be run?

This doesn’t have to be a fixed, physical space – as existing spaces could be used for pop-up events and exhibitions. Without a fixed physical space the project could potentially span different areas of D&G.

It will be up to the group to investigate and come up with ideas. The research and development undertaken by the group will play a key role in informing future projects and development.

The group taking part will:

  • Work with Upland to select the lead artist who will support and work with them through the process
  • Undertake research and development of what an artist project space in the region could be
  • Attend regular meetings with Upland and the lead artist (these can be a combination of physical meetings and on zoom) between December 2022 – July 2023
  • Go on ‘go & see’ trips to visit other artist run spaces and galleries
  • Put on a pop-up exhibition at the end of the project which showcases their own work or work by invited artists (to be decided with the group)

The programme of activities will also include:

  • Talks from artists, curators and organisations (organised and facilitated by Upland specifically for the group)
  • The opportunity to gain support and skills in organising an exhibition, including communication, coordination, PR, design of flyers, curating, labelling, how to wrap / hang works

We are looking for six early career artists to take part. There are four spaces for artists under 30 years and two spaces for artists of any age.

(The spaces for artists under 30 years are funded by The Holywood Trust, whose remit is specifically to support young people).

Bursary & Costs
A small bursary of £400 is available for each participant.
Additional support with travel costs can also be given.
There is an additional budget for travel relating to trips. The costs associated with the ‘go & see’ trips such as travel and lunch will be covered by Upland.

There is a budget of £1,000 for the group to stage their pop-up exhibition.

 

 See full informationand how to apply here.

 

Supported by Creative Scotland and the Holywood Trust