Berwick Visual Arts
Disciplines: Drawing & Painting, Film, Curating/Research, Media Art, Multi Media, Photography, Visual Arts
Founded: 2012 (1° residency in 2013)
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town with a population over 11,000 people in the county of Northumberland. It is the northern most town in England, on the east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed. It is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) South of the English border with Scotland.
produce an outcome for public display in Berwick-upon-Tweed at the end of the residency period. The residency artist will also be expected to provide up to 5 talks / presentations about their work during the period of the residency
Duration: 6 months, start between February and April 2014
Paid by artist:
Paid by host:
The funding available for the residency is up to £8000. This figure is inclusive of artist’s commission fee, material costs and production costs for the final outcome. Studio space and accommodation will be provided, based on a residency period of 6 months spent living and working in the area.
Application Guidelines and Criteria:
The residency is an opportunity for an artist working with moving image to create a new piece of work in response to the 2014 festival theme of Border Crossing and have the resulting work premiered at the festival. In 2014 the festival will take it’s starting point as Berwick’s position at the heart of what was once known as the ‘debatable lands,’ with an identity neither English nor Scottish but all of its own, the festival will cross borders, exploring border identities all over the world.
The residency opportunity is open to UK and internationally based artists who have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years. Those who have completed an MA and /or PhD are also welcome to apply.
Full open call here – you can download the guidelines and the application form there.
November 25 2013
Deadline: Artists are asked to submit their proposals by completing an application form and returning no later than 5pm on Monday 25th November. Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview on Tuesday 17th December 2013 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Berwick Visual Arts offers the possibility to visual artists to research and develop a project and/or new work. The residency programme will enable artists to respond to what Berwick offers in terms of its unique history, coastal and border location, unusual spaces, archives and collections, social contexts and to work with its people.
Residencies are usually offered in collaboration with another local/national institution. This partnership defines the theme of the residency. The 2014 partnership with Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival focused around artists whose main practice is moving image.