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Kiss-Pál Szabolcs kspal at aramszu.net
Thu Mar 3 10:24:57 CET 2005


Saturday 6th August - Tuesday 23rd August 2005

c/o Anna Boggon 
5A Gransden Ave,
London, UK, E8 3QA
Tel: +44 (0)1206 769155
e-mail: info at braziersworkshop.org




Braziers International Artists' Workshop is an annual event, established in 1995. It is an artist-run, nonprofit-making initiative unique in the UK that provides a creative arena for artists who are ambitious for their work and open to the challenges of an environment that demands experiment, co-operation and exchange.
Braziers Workshop removes artists geographically and conceptually from their usual studio practice and brings them together to work in a way that is mutually beneficial, contributing to a developing international dialogue that explores our cultural and parochial differences whilst celebrating our commonality.
Since 1995, more than 150 artists from Africa, Australia, Central Asia, Europe, India, North and South America have taken part, working in a variety of disciplines and media: time-based, photographic, film/video, new media, installation, painting and sculpture.

Braziers has a powerful and enduring effect on an artist's working practice.

. Providing a focused period of time in which to make work
. Being about process and not end product
. Allowing artists to take risks and re-evaluate their practice
. Challenging and changing perceptions
. Encouraging collaboration and co-operation
. Generating international dialogue and contacts
. Providing new opportunities for those taking part, including residencies and exhibitionsLOCATION

The workshop takes place at Braziers Park, a residential college in Oxfordshire on the edge of the Chiltern Hills. The 17th Century mansion house is set in 50 acres of park and farmland dotted with numerous outbuildings and barns. Each artist is allocated a space in one of the outbuildings. This can be used either as studio space in which to make work or as a base from which to make site-specific work in and around the extensive grounds or house.
All meals, accommodation and studio space are provided along with technical support and facilities.


Artists are resident for the duration of the 17-day workshop and can choose to camp or stay in the house.
A series of artists, performers, writers and critics are invited to attend throughout the workshop to encourage critical debate and dialogue. This will include presentations, lectures and studio visits. Whilst the emphasis is placed firmly upon work in progress, the final Sunday (21st August) will be open to the public and fellow artists to visit the studios and view the work.


The Workshop has received funding from the Arts Council of England, Visiting Arts, and other private individuals and organisations. We hope to offer all the selected artists fully funded places excluding their travel to and from the workshop. Artists, especially those from outside the UK, are encouraged to seek financial help for their travel through national or regional funding organisations, charitable trusts, British Council etc.

APPLICATION INFORMATION for BRAZIERS WORKSHOP 2005The application deadline is 11th March 2005. The selection panel will choose 20 artists from an open submission. Successful applicants will be notified by telephone or email towards the end of March.To apply please send:

. A completed application form.

. Six 35mm slides OR six digital images on a CD-Rom (JPG format) OR video of no more than 5 minutes on DVD or VHS. Each item must be numbered and clearly marked with your name, please mark slides with an X on the bottom left corner of the mount.

. Short Curriculum Vitae (1 page of A4).

. If you are applying from the UK, please include a stamped, self-addressed envelope for return of your slides, photographs, or video. 

Slides, videos, etc will be returned after selection.Applications should be sent by 11th March, to:

Braziers International Artists' Workshop

C/o Anna Boggan

5A Gransden Ave



E8 3QA

For more information please email: info at braziersworkshop.org or telephone +44 (0)1206 769155


braziers international artists workshop 2005

Application form - Closing date 11th March 2005



Postcode: Telephone: Email:

Date of birthList of - 6 slides or 6 digital images (JPG format on CD) or video material (DVD or VHS max. 5 mins). Each item must be numbered and clearly marked with your name. For slides mark the bottom left corner with an 'X'.







Please write a short statement on your current practice (200 words)

How do you think you would benefit from attending Braziers Workshop? (200 words)

Please attach a Short Curriculum Vitae (1 page) with your application.

If you are applying from the UK, please also include a stamped self-addressed envelope for the return of your slides, photographs or video.

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