In recent years we have moved away from the traditions of a structured residency programme to a more fluid and responsive approach that is fully intergrated into the local, national and internatioal curated programmes.
In addition to our regular programme of internships and
volunteers we are currently offering two Artist Re-orientation
Awards. Deadline 3rd May. See below for further details.
ARTIST RE-ORIENTATION AWARDS
Grizedale Arts is offering two awards to artists at any stage of their careers who are interested in redirecting their art making activities towards a useful outcome.
The award is £1,000 and 20 days full board and lodging at Lawson Park, Grizedale's lux headquarters in the overly beautiful Lake District of England.
The artist will work alongside the Grizedale Arts staff on the ongoing programme, including Youth Club, village projects, gardening and building projects. There would also be potential to work on projects outside the UK, this year in Finland, New York and the Netherlands.
As part of this process the artist would develop a collaborative project that would offer a valuable resource to the programme - this is a pretty wide brief that could range from growing a good carrot to making a village bakery or coordinating a programme of events.
The 20 days are likely to be split up with an initial week of discussion and research followed by development with a final period of implementation. However throughout this period the artist would continue with a relatively full programme of activity related to the existing Grizedale Arts programme.
For example a day might include - a morning meeting, 2 hours of weeding - a communal lunch and discussion - an afternoon preparing for a village project or developing a youth club session - followed by the actual session later in the afternoon.
Applications in the form of a CV and a brief statement stating why you are interested in the 'opportunity', by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3rd May 2013
Awards can run from throughout the year and there is no specific time frame.
INTERNSHIPS, VOLUNTEERS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
Opportunities at Grizedale Arts work on a fluid basis rather than as rigid one-off periods, with an emphasis placed on building relationships which benefit the artists, volunteers and interns in partnership with the organisation. As such the residencies at Grizedale Arts act as an intrinsic part of the ongoing evolution of the organisation and its context. After an initial period of research and development, artists come and go as required, over long periods of time. This is not a retreat residency, but an ongoing set of relationships that develops between Grizedale Arts, its constituencies and artists together. There is a strong curatorial hand that is informed by the idea that the art should have effect within the local or wider socio-cultural ecology, and an emphasis on the civic responsibility of artist and organisation, using creative processes to improve the conditions of life.
Volunteers at Grizedale Arts are always gratefully received and frequently required. We provide food and accommodation for people who wish to help with maintenance of the gardens, farmhouse and livestock, or with our programme of projects and events. In addition we offer a number paid internships or opportunties in various areas of work throughout the year, however we prefer to build activity through past experience, with volunteers often returning for full internships and projects. All artists and visitors are required to help in the day to day running of the house, gardens and local projects in tandem with their stay. Internships are offered as 6 week residential placements on a full working day basis which varies between gardening and managing the lands, general building work, cataloguing collections and updating the websites. Interns are each paid an award, with basic food and living expenses covered by Grizedale Arts.
We also offer fully funded residencies on irregular occasions, which we advertise here and in our newsletter whenever available, and we are always happy to talk to artists about future possibilities and projects. Uncurated and self programmed residencies are also available at Low Parkamoor, an off grid farmhouse which can be hired for artists or groups to pursue a course of activity without too much critical input from Grizedale staff. The deadline for this is ongoing.
To keep up to date on all our opportunities, subscribe to our monthly newsletter, which has full details of residencies, events and projects.
Internship and Volunteer Application information:
Applicants should send a CV, list of available dates, a brief statement of interest indicating which area of work is preferred and an outline of skills possessed:
NB: We prefer applications by email, but if you need to submit in an alternative format please get in touch.
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