OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS – Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?

Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves? 

Seventeen, Aberdeen and Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Lumsden are commissioning two artists; one established and one early career artist to work within a new collaborative project.

Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves? is a durational project curated by Rachel Grant set within Seventeen, and linking with the monthly Belmont Saturday market in Aberdeen. Artists will generate public interventions and events over a period of four months. This will encourage dialogue between artists and citizens who inhabit the city centre. The project will ask the question: How do we feed ourselves?

The main project activity will take place between August and November 2015 with public talks, interventions and events, culminating in a final showcase and symposium at Seventeen. The project will also involve one week artists’ residency at Scottish Sculpture workshop from the 31st August to 7th September 2015.

Fees

– Individual Artist Fee: £1500
– Graduate artist fee: £1000 (up to three years out of graduation from undergraduate or post graduate education).

Travel and accommodation

Project travel and accommodation is available on a case by case basis. Interview travel expenses will be provided within reason and agreed before interview takes place.

Applications

Deadline for application is 7 July 2015 at 5pm. Applicants will be informed that their application has been received within 2 days. Interviews will take place at Seventeen in Aberdeen on the 12 August 2015 between 2 and 5pm. Those unable to attend the interview in person, should make arrangements to interview via skype. Applicants will be notified of the final decisions within 3 working days.

Application format:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Project concept (max 400 words)
  • Project activity (max 400 words)
  • Preliminary timeline/key dates of activity
  • Preliminary materials/events budget
  • Contact details of two referees

Interested artists should submit the application, CV, and a portfolio of up to five images of previous work. Portfolios should be kept to a maximum of 1MB or alternatively sent via dropbox.

Submission:

Please submit application ‘Freed Market: How do we feed ourselves?’ with your name in the subject header and email to arts@ssw.org.uk.

or alternatively mail to:

Scottish Sculpture Workshop
1 Main Street, Lumsden
AB54 4JN

Offer of opportunity is conditional on full attendance during the following key dates:

– Public talks: 22rd August 2015.
– Residency: 31st August – 7th September 2015
-Interventions: 26th September, 17th of October 31st October, 2nd November 2015.
– Set up and Final Event: Set up: 10th 11th 12th 13th November. Final event 14th of November 2015.

To discuss the opportunity and project concept further please email Rachel Grant on arts@ssw.org.uk.
This opportunity is supported by Aberdeen City Council and Creative Scotland through the Aberdeen Place Partnership.

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