Ferens Art Gallery Is Accepting Applications For Artist In Residence Positions

Ferens Art Gallery Is Accepting Applications For Artist In Residence Positions
Ferens Art Gallery Is Accepting Applications For Artist In Residence Positions

In February and May next year, the Ferens Art Gallery is seeking an artist in residence to work at the gallery.

Interested artists should send in a recent CV, a covering letter outlining their suitability for the position, and images or video links of their artwork. This can be presented as a video or as a creative project. The application deadline is Monday, 28 November 2022 at midnight.

There will be more residencies later in 2023, as this is the gallery’s second residency and its first open call. This is a fantastic opportunity for local artists as well as a new way for the gallery to support its artists.

Located in Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire or North East Lincolnshire, the gallery is looking for a visual artist. It is also important for the artist to have an interest in working with children and young people. Gallery 11 has a flexible residency space that can be used for displaying past work, producing new work, and hosting talks and workshops.

A community exhibition planned at the Gallery from 19 March to 21 May 2023 will focus on the theme of ‘identity’, and the residency will support the artist’s creation of new work. A fee of £10,000 will be awarded to the successful artist for creating new artwork, delivering a public talk, facilitating five school workshops, offering art skills sessions, and holding a small exhibition.

Applicants should send their applications to ferensopen@hcandl.co.uk with the subject line ‘ARTIST IN RESIDENCE APPLICATION’.

On Tuesday 13 December 2022, shortlisted artists will meet with the Ferens team to discuss their ideas and work up a proposal.

Claire Longrigg, Exhibitions Officer says: “This is the first in a series of residencies we have planned at Ferens Art Gallery for 2023. The residencies are linked to our temporary exhibition programme at the Ferens. This one is ties in closely with an exhibition planned around the theme of identity, which the Future Ferens (young people age 18-25) and the Warren Project are working on with our Community Curator and Young People’s Project Coordinator. We look forward to seeing how our artist in residence responds to the theme of this exhibition and animates the Gallery 11 residency space.”

Councillor Alison Collinson, Chair of Culture and Leisure Ltd says: “The residency offers an artist a great opportunity to raise their profile and work with schools and young people.

This is also a great opportunity for Ferens visitors to engage with and learn from a practising artist. I encourage our local artists to consider applying.”

For more information, please visit www.hcandl.co.uk/ferens.

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