Engine, in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton and University of Worcester are offering micro residency opportunities in January and February 2018 for artists based within the West Midlands.

Image by Sarah Taylor Silverwood


5 February – 16 February 2018

Wolverhampton School of Art: Print Residency
University of Wolverhampton

Engine, in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton, is offering an artist the opportunity to be in residence at the University of Wolverhampton for an intense two week period. Taking place from Monday 5 February, the residency is based at The Wolverhampton School of Art.

The selected artist will be based in a studio in the purpose built Fine Art studios on 7th floor of the School of Art boasting breath-taking aerial views of Wolverhampton and beyond. Access would be during normal university hours (Mon -Fri 8.30am – 8.30pm).

The residency is aimed at a printmaker with an interest in working experimentally between and through our extensive traditional print making studios and the digital printmaking facilities that sit across the School. We are looking for an artist who can make links between the old and the new, and work creatively with the range of facilities to open up a dialogue for students, staff and visitors.

Printmaking facilities include:

Screen Printing Studio
Woodblock/Lino Studio
Intaglio Printing Studio (large press for drypoint/etching)
Large format digital printers – print on paper/fabric/vinyl
Riso printer
Large heat transfer beds – fabric/carpet/ceramic/glass
CNC cutters
Laser cutters
3D printers
Glass and Ceramic Studio
Photographic darkrooms (colour and Black and white)

All these facilities are supported by technicians and academic teams

Week 1: You will have time to explore and test the facilities.  You will have access to facilities and technical support.
Week 2: This week is a University wide Career Development Week. A small group of students will be selected to work with you.

The artist will be paid a fee of £1,000 plus a further £500 towards travel and materials

Accommodation and subsistence costs are not provided.

 

 

22 January – 2 February 2018
The University of Worcester

Engine, in partnership with the University of Worcester, is offering an artist the opportunity to be in residence at the University of Worcester for an intense two week period.  Taking place from Monday 22 January to Friday 2 February, the residency is based at The Garage, Hylton Road, Worcester.

The selected artist will be based in a self-contained studio of approximately 5 x 5m (c400 sq ft) in size.  Access would be during normal university hours (approx. 8.30am  – 6.30pm).  There is potential to work over weekends by special arrangement with technical staff.

The university can offer the following facilities:

Well equipped wood workshop with vacuum forming facilities
Large woodblock printing bed and acid-free etching facilities
Mac suite with all current Adobe Creative Cloud software
Photocopying/printing facilities
Access to advice and support from technicians, based permanently on site
Access to AV equipment including projectors, digital sound-recording equipment, DSLR cameras etc.

Week 1: The students will not be present and the artist will have full access to facilities and technical support.
Week 2: The students will be back for week 2 and it is anticipated that the selected artist will be able to interact with students. Full access to facilities and technical support will still be provided.

The selected artist can work in any medium but applicants are invited to engage with the research interests of the University and more specifically the Fabrication Research Group.  More information can be found here.

“The Fabrication Research Group originated from the Department of Fine Art at the University of Worcester in 2015 to explore questions and ideas relating to practices and processes of fabrication. The group brings together artists, academics, designers, material scientists, digital theorists, engineers, architects, and craftsmen to develop questions about the nature of fabrication in an attempt to establish connections between the making of material things and the social, cultural, political, economic and environmental ecologies in which they are implicated. To fabricate is to make something or to make something up, it concerns both the making of objects and the making of fictions, the construction of things and the narratives told about them.”

The artist will be paid a fee of £1,000 plus a further £500 towards travel and materials. The selected artist is invited to give a presentation on their practice as part of the Garage Lecture Series of public talks delivered in collaboration with Meadow Arts.  An additional fee will be paid for this.

Accommodation and subsistence costs are not provided.

 

 

 

To apply for either residency, please send a summary of no more than 500 words on why you would like to be considered for this opportunity and how it will benefit your practice.

Please send this with a CV, 3 images of your work and your website address if you have one to info@newartwestmidlands.co.uk 

Applications should be sent as a single PDF file. Please state in the subject line which of the two residencies (University of Wolverhampton or University of Worcester) you wish to apply for.

Applications are only open to artists who are based within the West Midlands region.

The deadline for applications is 12noon, Friday 17 November 2017.