Opportunity: Two artist residencies (North Sea)

19th May 2022

A person in a navy blue coat with fur-lined hood, orange trousers and red Wellies standing in the foreground with a wind farm behind. Text reads: North Sea artist residencies. Two artist resident opportunities engaging communities in a sustainable energy future. Artist payment: £5000. Apply by: 8 June 2022. www.sustainabilityfirst.org.uk

Sustainability First and National Grid are hosting two art residencies based by the UK’s North Sea.

We are particularly interested in proposals that build on the heritage of coastal communities, by engaging them in the art-making process and helping share their visions for a sustainable future.

The two resident artists will have an opportunity to:

  • learn about sustainable energy
  • exchange ideas with a community interested in innovation and sustainability
  • create artworks that raise awareness of current environmental and social issues

They will each be offered an artist fee of £4,000 and stipend of £1,000 (to cover materials and travel). There is flexibility regarding the location of the residency, depending on where the artist is based. A studio or space to work will be provided at a location suitable to the artist’s project. This will be agreed between the successful applicants, Sustainability First and National Grid. Accommodation is not provided. The residencies will run for up to two months between August and November 2022 and will culminate in an exhibition online, and COVID-19 permitting, a physical show.

To apply, please complete the online application form by 23:00 on 8 June 2022.

Interviews will take place on: 15 June 2022.

Visit Sustainability First’s website for more information.

You can also send any queries to artistresidencies@sustainabilityfirst.org.uk

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