Natus Residency, Wigan STEAM

Natus Residency, Wigan STEAM

  • 29th April 2019
  • Part time
  • Paid (£40k-50k pro rata)
  • Louise Robson louise@wigansteam.co.uk

Wigan STEAM is a participatory arts organisation providing exciting learning opportunities, workshops, and exhibitions for people to explore science, engineering and technology through creative activities. We are offering an emerging artist an exciting opportunity to work and exhibit in our gallery this summer, as part of our Natus programme.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we are looking to work with an artist whose practice has links to space. Examples of these links may include: space, astrophysics, extra-terrestrial life, geology, astronomy. We welcome proposals from artists working in any medium.

The selected artist will take up residence in our gallery space for 6 days between 20th July – 10th August. During this time, the artist will spend time developing artwork to be exhibited in the gallery through to the end of September.

The proposed project should have an element of public engagement – the artist must commit to working with people in the local community for a minimum of one two-hour session during the 6 days, although we welcome more.

The project can be approached in two ways:

  • As research and development, with the engagement session used as an opportunity for members of the public to engage with you and your work.
  • As a collaborative project, in which the you work together with people in the community to create artwork.

Alongside this, the artist will be required to work with us to develop engagement materials for visitors during the exhibition and record a short video interview with our Marketing Coordinator to promote the exhibition.

The artist must commit to 6 days between 20th July – 10th August

The exhibition will run from mid-August to the end of September (dates TBC), with an opening event taking place on a Saturday afternoon.

The artist must have a DBS certificate and their own public liability insurance.

Artist fee: £1000

Materials budget: £200

To apply please fill in and return form below to louise@wigansteam.co.uk with subject ‘Natus Residency’ by midnight 29th April.

Application form download

If you have any issues accessing the form please email the address above