Remote Residency: Northumberland

DEADLINE : 8th January, 2016

Visual Arts in Rural Communities (VARC) invites visual artists to apply for twelve-month residencies at Highgreen in rural Northumberland.

The Trust hopes to appoint two artists from applications submitted; one artist to hold the residency starting October 2016 and another artist to hold the residency starting September 2017.

VARC is looking for artists who feel that 12 months spent living in an isolated rural location will significantly benefit their practice. The aim is to give the artist an opportunity to concentrate on his/her practice in a remote setting, away from the constraints of city life.

Artists should also want to be part of a community and enjoy contact with people. The resident artist is expected to spend a minimum of forty days during the year working on engagement with the public and on projects with community groups.

In addition to work in the community the artist will produce a body of work for an end of year exhibition to be held at Highgreen.

Accommodation (flat and studio) will be provided in addition to the £9,000 artist’s fee.

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Image: Khosro Adibi (2014)