Artist Callout: OutsiderXchangeS, Venture Arts

Deadline: Friday 8 January 2016. Paid.

Venture Arts are seeking expressions of interest from visual artists who would like to be considered to engage with the OutsiderXchangeS project.

OutsiderXchangeS is an exciting, experimental, collaborative visual arts project that will bring together learning disabled and non-learning disabled artists to develop shared ideas and new contemporary work.

Venture Arts is working in partnership with BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and the Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) to deliver OutsiderXchanges.

Venture Arts are looking for 5 artists to work alongside 5 learning disabled artists to develop ideas, share practice and, through collaboration, develop contemporary art.

Acclaimed disability artist Tanya Raabe-Webber will work with all the artists involved focusing on assisting in the collaborative process with all artists, as well as developing her own work throughout the project.

All successful artists will receive £1000 artist fee and given a free studio space for five months (February – July 2016) coming together for 1-2 day(s) per week to share their studio with a learning disabled artist involved in the project.

The project and art created will be showcased by Venture Arts, Castlefield Gallery and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, following the residencies in Autumn 2016.

WHAT VENTURE ARTS ARE LOOKING FOR:
The work will be made in Manchester and in Newcastle Gateshead so we are looking for 4 Manchester based artists and 1 Newcastle Gateshead based artist. Manchester based artists will work from a central studio location in Manchester and the Newcastle Gateshead based artist will be at BALTIC 39, Newcastle.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please e-mail your expression of interest to amanda@venturearts.org

Deadline: 08 January 2016 Interviews: W.C. 18 January 2016

Please include the following in your expression of interest:

  • Brief outline stating your interest in being involved in this artist exchange.
  • Brief outline of initial ideas of how you would interpret and approach the project.
  • Examples of recent work/links to websites containing examples of previous work
    Your CV

FURTHER INFORMATION: e-mail amanda@venturearts.org

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