Work/Leisure_2 Residency Open Call, Abingdon Studios Ltd

We are inviting emerging and mid-career artists, living and working in the UK/Europe, to create new work in 2020.

Work/Leisure is a project developed by Abingdon Studios Ltd and coordinated by Abingdon Studio directors, Garth Gratrix and Tom Ireland.

Applications are welcomed from contemporary visual artists working in all disciplines and is not restricted: this opportunity is inclusive and open to all. The successful applicants should be willing and to engage with the environment and context of Abingdon Studios and the wider artistic and unique cultural context of Blackpool to develop resonant work.

Work/Leisure_2 occurs at a time of global pandemic, social distancing, restricted travel, remote working, and civil unrest and has been made possible through the support of Arts Council England’s Emergency Response Funding.

Selected resident artists will be provided with an overall budget of £1500. We are looking to support two new resident artists at this time.

Please read ALL application information and how to apply here: www.work-leisure.org 

Deadline for Submissions: Monday 17th August, 5pm (GMT)

Selection committee:

Garth Gratrix & Tom Ireland (Artists and Directors, Abingdon Studios)

Paulette Terry-Brien (Curator, Grundy Art Gallery)

Laura Jamieson (Artist based within Blackpool’s wider artistic and organisational communities)

Emily Speed (Artist invited from a wider artist network)