[artinfo] Call for Applications: Soil Culture Residencies

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Call for Applications: Soil Culture Residencies

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World


	Deadline: 18 March 2014

Residency hosts: Hauser & Wirth Somerset
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter
White Moose

Culture Artist Residencies Call for Applications 
(Round 1)

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World 
(CCANW) is delighted to invite applications for 
the first of its Soil Culture artist residencies. 
In the lead up to and coinciding with the United 
Nations International Year of Soils 2015 the 
short residencies are aimed at encouraging an 
exploration of the importance of soil.

Taking place across the South West of the UK the 
residencies will not only provide dedicated time 
for experimentation, research and the development 
of new work but also unparalleled access to 
facilities, expertise and working contexts.

The residencies and the touring of the resulting 
works are a key part of CCANW's Soil Culture 
Programme, which includes a forum at Falmouth 
University (July 2014) and a major touring 
exhibition of works by established artists. CCANW 
will also be helping to support residencies by 
Paul Chaney at Kestle Barton in Helston and 
Anne-Marie Culhane at the University of Exeter.

The first of the residencies will take place at: 
(exact dates to be agreed between the artists and 

Environment and Sustainability Institute, 
University of Exeter, Penryn from September 2014 
(term time only)
A residency opportunity working within the 
research interests of Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, 
in particular soil carbon sequestration, climate 
change and land use management.
Interview date: 29 April 2014

Hauser & Wirth Somerset October 2014
A residency looking at the soil around local food 
production, perhaps linking with the Durslade 
walled Garden project (community garden) or local 
supplies to the gallery's restaurant.
Interview date: 10 April 2014

White Moose, Barnstaple summer / early autumn 2014
A residency working with local residents based in 
the vicinity of White Moose gallery, such as 
Litchdon Street Residents Association or 
allotment owners.
Interview date: 11 April 2014

CCANW will be inviting applications for the 
second round of residencies in June 2014. They 
will take place at the following organisations:
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbott (March/ April 2015)
Geography Department, University of Exeter (June 2015)
Schumacher College, Dartington (January/ February 2015)
Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth (April 2015)
*Please note that dates of the second round 
residencies may be subject to change.

The residencies include: (please see individual briefs for specific details)
Travel budget (up to £300)
An artist fee of £1500 (£150 per day for 10 days)
Materials and production budget of £1200
Access to workspace and/ or specialist equipment and expertise
Support from staff at the host organisations and the CCANW team
Inclusion in a CCANW touring exhibition of the 
residency outcomes (from Spring/ Summer 2015)

And in some instances:
Travel to attend interviews
Per diem

The artist will:
Undertake a 10-day residency at the host organisation
Organise (with the host organisation) a half-day 
public participatory session (e.g. an interactive 
talk or workshop)
Create work or documentation (as appropriate) to 
be included in a touring exhibition

And in some instances:
Donate a work to the host organisation for their collection

How to apply:
Please see the full briefs and complete an 
application form which can be found at: 
Please email applications to Sally Lai, Residency 
Coordinator at 
<mailto:s.lai at ccanw.co.uk>s.lai at ccanw.co.uk by
18 March 2014.
Short-listed artists will be invited to attend an 
interview at the host organisations or may be 
conducted on Skype.
* Please note that individual applications should be made for each residency.

The Soil Culture residencies are being kindly supported by the hosts and by:
Arts Council England, South West Water and Arts 
and Culture (University of Exeter)

<mailto:s.lai at ccanw.co.uk>s.lai at ccanw.co.uk
Sally Lai, Residency Coordinator
Phone: +44 (0)1392 832277

Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World
Innovation Centre
University of Exeter
Exeter EX4 4RN

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