Supporting creative practitioners to have freedom and resources to develop ideas is an incredibly important part of our work at Watershed, so we are truly delighted to announce an open call for this year’s funded residencies…
About the programme
Our Winter Residencies programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop and share ideas, to meet incredible people, to make, experiment and think. It is open to creative practitioners of any discipline, career stage and background, who have ideas for projects that blend art and technology.
We have three residencies available. Each comes with a structured programme, work space at the Pervasive Media Studio, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. The programme will take place in Winter 2018/19 and we’re flexible about how you structure your time. This is a remarkable opportunity to have time, space and freedom to get an idea off the ground.
Knowle West Media are inviting three artists or artist groups to spend time in Knowle West:
To explore how Filwood Broadway could become a new site for artistic production and exchange with local spaces and people.
To create outcomes that can be shared in the community and through a culminating exhibition in the KWMC Test-Space in the Autumn (this could be documentation if work is live).
Key themes and questions include:
How FCC and Filwood Broadway could become a new site for artist production and collaboration
New uses for FCC
How FCC could become a social space for artists and local people of different ages
Artists should create material that can be shared with and in the community, including site specific and outdoor display etc. As well as generate content that can be included in an exhibition at KWMC Test-Space in the Autumn. (this could be documentation if work is live). Artists can propose to generate new work through the residency or to explore a specific aspect of existing work in a new context. We welcome proposals from any discipline; outcomes could vary from – book-works, sculpture, sound-works, print works, photography, project documentation, performance, workshop-series etc.
Typenowhere documents work created on the BA(Hons) Graphic Design course at The University of the West of England, at Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol. The site also acts as a student resource including current live opportunities. Located inside the Arnolfini contemporary art gallery in Bristol city centre and taught by practising graphic designers, learning takes place in a studio environment with exceptional department facilities and a real-world dynamic. The course ranks very highly in the National Student Survey (NSS). Current students are regularly shortlisted for national and international graphic design awards. The course provides excellent preparation for a creative career in the UK and abroad. Many of our graduates establish their own freelance businesses or independent design companies.