OH141 and Jupiter Artland announce open call for applications to its first-ever Rising Residency
- Deborah Chu
- 6 February 2020
Emerging artists from marginalised groups in Scotland to receive funding and support at this week-long creative residency
In a significant push towards more inclusive representation with the UK-wide and Scottish arts scene, the Glasgow-based creative platform OH141 and acclaimed sculpture park and art gallery Jupiter Artland have joined forces to announce their first creative residency programme. Rising Residency is a week-long and fully-funded creative residency, open to Scotland-based emerging artists who identify as womxn, a person of colour, LGBTQ+ and/or from a working class background – communities which have been historically underrepresented in the art world.
Applicants will need to have been living and creating work in Scotland for 3+ years, and artists from all disciplines – be it sculpture, design, performance or any other medium of visual practice – are encouraged to apply. Applicants do not need to have attended art school. The four successful candidates will be selected by a panel of artists and curators currently working at the forefront of community-centred artistic practices in Scotland, including the likes of Jupiter Artland's Claire Feeley, OH141 co-founder Sarra Wild and artists Alberta Whittle, Furmaan Ahmed and Andrew Sim.
Rising Residency is a living wage residency, with successful applicants receiving £500. In addition to this financial support, candidates will be given space to work on new or existing work, as well as receive guidance from panellists in the form of crits, workshops and talks throughout the week. The residency will culminate in an exhibition of their work at the Jupiter Rising Festival, which is set to return to Jupiter Artland with more offerings of avant-garde music, art, film and performance on 29 and 30 August 2020.
Applicants to the Rising Residency are required to submit the following:
- Please supply your name, preferred pronoun(s), contact information: including your address and availability for the residency dates.
- An artist statement describing your practice and areas of interest. (500 words)
- Up to 5 examples of existing works in any medium (with captions and a short description if necessary.)
- A brief description of what you hope to produce/ achieve in this residency.
The deadline for submissions is 5 March 2020 at 5pm. Submissions should be sent as a single PDF (with any attached files) to firstname.lastname@example.org.