ARTIST FEE: £4000 (INCLUDING VAT IF PAYABLE, TRAVEL AND MATERIALS)
PROJECT DATES: DECEMBER 2020 – SPRING 2021
We are excited to announce a new pilot project at Energy House, the University of Salford, in collaboration with Open Eye Gallery.
We are inviting expressions of interest from photographers or artists using photography based in the North West of England* to undertake a residency with Energy House, the world’s first full sized, two-bedroom, brick built terraced house constructed inside an environmentally controllable chamber. The successful photographer/artist will make new work which explores positive solutions to the climate crisis.
This work will contribute to LOOK Photo Biennial 2022 which has a focus on Climate Change. Across this programme, Open Eye Gallery hope to work with some of the complexities of this agenda, recognising that many people feel impotent in the face of mainstream ‘disaster focused’ media coverage and that this has a negative effect on public engagement with positive change. This pilot residency is an exciting opportunity for a photographer to creatively explore a solution focused and visually rich environment – Energy House – to make new work and to collaborate with specialist staff.
The images produced will also be acquired by the University of Salford Art Collection.
To express interest, please supply:
– A short statement explaining your interest in this opportunity and what you might like
to achieve (no more than 500 words)
– Your CV/ link to your biography
– Up to four images that might support your application
*Location: This opportunity is aimed at artists who are based in and around the North West, or are in reasonable travelling distance to Salford. Artists based further afield, with own arrangements to stay locally during the project where necessary (within all the latest Covid guidance), are also eligible to apply. The fee is all inclusive.
Please email to Natalie Meer: firstname.lastname@example.org
by midnight Friday 20 November 2020
We will endeavour to contact all applicants by 27 November 2020