ResidenciesAn artist residency and exhibition programme hosted by Breeze Creatives in Newcastle upon Tyne
Applications for the fourth round residency have now closed.
2018 residency round will be announced Summer 2017 and will centre around The Great Exhibition of The North.
The Experimental Studio residencies, established in 2014, offer contemporary artists working in any discipline to benefit from the opportunity of working for a concentrated period of time, supported by a communal environment, including the ongoing exhibition and events programme in the gallery and the opportunity to interact on both a formal and informal basis with other artists elsewhere in the studio and gallery centre, Bamburgh House.
Based at Abject Gallery in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, The Experimental Studio is a paid opportunity consisting of a 3 week in-gallery residency to create new work, culminating in a 2 week exhibition.
The fourth round residency will take place between July and August 2017.
Residencies are open to artists in any field of practice. There are no restrictions in terms of age or nationality of artists, although applicants should note that this is a non-residential opportunity and any required accommodation must be arranged by the artist. Normal studio access times are Monday-Sunday 8am-11pm.
The residency will include
- Artists’ bursary of £1000 for exhibition ready work.
- 3 week use for Abject 2 Gallery for studio space.
- 2 week exhibition in Abject 2 Gallery.
- Use of facilities and equipment in Bamburgh House.
- Opportunity to work among and exhibit along with other contemporary artists.
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria
- Concept and project potential.
- Relevant experience of artist.
- Possibility of completing proposal within the required time-frame.
- Application deadline – To reach by 31/03/2017.
- Artists will be informed of the results of selection on 14/04/2017.
- 3 week studio residency period between July and August 2017 (exact dates negotiable).
- 2 week exhibition in August 2017.
How to apply
Applications are accepted only through CuratorSpace.
Deadline for submission of fourth round applications: Friday 31st March 2017.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
There is no application fee.
Are there payments to artists?
There is a bursary of £1000 to cover fee and materials.
Is there a brief for the work?
No. The only requirement for residency is to create suitable work for a 2 week exhibition.
Can I apply as a group?
Yes. The residency is open to solo artists, groups or collectives.
Can I expand upon an existing body of work?
Of course, but the resultant exhibion must contain an element of new work produced during the residency period.
Are applicants required to hold formal fine art qualifications?
How big is the gallery?
The gallery is approximately 14.5m x 8.5m, plus a blacked out screening room.
What facilities are available?
There are workshop areas with a range of tools, gallery projection equipment, PA system, a dedicated screening room, and numerous miscellanious equipment such as scaffolding rigs etc.
Is a kiln available?
We do not have a kiln on site and the gallery is unsuitable for installing one due to fire alarm, ventilation and power restrictions.
Do I need to be present at the venue?
Yes. The residency is venue based but there is no requirement to be present at specific hours and you do not have to be present for the length of the exhibition.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes. Date of preview for exhibition to be decided upon in conjunction with the artist.
What are the selection criteria?
Applications will be assessed against the following criteria:
Concept and project potential.
Relevant experience of artist.
Possibility of completing proposal within the required time-frame.
What information is required in an application?
All required information is listed in the application form on CuratorSpace.
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes. The residency takes place on the second floor to which there is lift access. A disabled toilet is also available.
About Breeze Creatives
Breeze Creatives devises and facilitates opportunities for a diverse range of artistic practitioners, filling the gap between the artist’s studio and the contemporary gallery.