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Artist Residency and New Commission, Ipswich Museum & Art Gallery

Deadline: Thursday 29 October 2015. Paid.

Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service are inviting applications from artists to work with Ipswich Museums’ collections to develop a new site-specific work.

The Ipswich Museum and the Schools of Art and Science have been connected since 1881 at the 19th C High Street site, and the former Art School was launched as a contemporary exhibition space in 2010. The new commission resulting from this residency will be presented in the Octagon space of the Art School Gallery as a major part of the exhibition “Art, Science, Life”, opening in February 2016.

Aims of Residency include:
To enable the practitioner to draw upon the Museum’s collections of Natural Sciences, creating new links between collections and contemporary art practice
The creation of a new site-specific work for the Octagon Gallery
To engage with the site’s audiences during the development and delivery of the residency.
Timescale: 25 days between 1 December 2015 and 15 February 2016

Fee: £5000 (The fee is inclusive of travel and living costs, and covers a minimum of 25 days with an expectation of a regular presence on site)

Additional production budget: up to £3000

Eligibility: Established artists living and working in the UK / artists who have been practicing for a minimum of 5 years. (On this occasion, undergraduates and artists in full time education are not eligible to apply)

There is no application form for this opportunity, instead please supply:
A short statement (up to 500 words) detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and why it is right for you at this point in your career, with details of any relevant experience.
A summary CV
Up to 4 images illustrating your practice.

Requests for a full brief / residency applications should be sent to:

Deadline: Monday October 19th by 5pm