Berwick Artists’ Moving Image Residency 2018


Berwick Artists’ Moving Image Residency 2018

Berwick Visual Arts (BVA) and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival (BFMAF) are pleased to announce applications are now open for their annual artist's residency. Now in it's sixth year, previous artists selected include: Cecilia Stenbom (2013), Katie Davies, (2014), Paul Rooney (2015), Lucy Parker (2016) and Charlotte Prodger (2017).

LHB, Charlotte Prodger’s video produced during her 2017 residency, was included in coverage of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in Art Monthly and Sight & Sound, described as follows:

'Prodger’s 25-minute video LHB (2017) carries forward the artist’s established concerns with landscape, technology, and desire. Leaving behind the metropolitan settings that most often ground representations of queer life, Prodger imagines an expansive rural geography, linking the 4279 kilometres of the Pacific Coast Trail with her train travel and walks in Scotland and Northumberland. By no means a retreat into a timeless nature, LHB delves into the affects of networked existence…' Erika Balsom, Sight & Sound, November 2017

The residency is an opportunity for a moving-image artist to create a new work in Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland that could benefit from either of the following:
 
the possibility to spend six months in Berwick to produce new work at a crucial development point within their practice, with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s support.
 
the opportunity to develop current research or existing project ideas within the context of Berwick and the wider county of Northumberland
 
The residency is for a six-month period beginning in April 2018 with a bursary of £7500 and private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed. The outcome of the residency will be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 23rd September 2018.
 
The residency is open to artists currently resident in the UK and Europe, or international artists who already have permission to work in the UK.
 
Applicants should also be able to demonstrate a commitment to their artistic practice through a strong track record of creating new work through projects, exhibitions and commissions.
 
Full application guidelines and application form can be found via Curator Space  here
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE is Monday 18th December 2017 at 5pm (UK Time).
 
Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview during the week beginning 22nd January 2018.