Studio space of c.a. 35 square metres, accommodation, and living expenses.
The residencies are open to UK visual artists. Applicants will be evaluated on criteria including the artistic or professional excellence of the applicant’s work; and the extent to which a residency at Aberystwyth Arts Centre will contribute to the artist’s development and be consistent with the applicant’s creative goals, and professional development.
Aberystwyth Arts Centre is a department of Aberystwyth University. The building houses a concert hall, theatre, two galleries, ceramics collection gallery, cinema, studio theatre, workshops (including pottery, dark room, recording studio, digital lab), café, Craft & Design shop, Bookshop, bars, and full backstage and administration facilities. Applications are now invited for the new artists in residence program. Successful artists will be based for a period of either 3 or 6 months at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, part of Aberystwyth University, in newly built studios designed by the award winning Thomas Heatherwick. The residencies are open to UK visual artists in all disciplines including applied arts. The selected artists will devote most of their time to pursuing their work, but the following will, by discussion with individual artists, be a part of the experience: an informal public talk by the artist about their practice, social meetings with other artists and arranged visits to other arts venues in Wales, open studio morning once per month by arrangement with the artist, open Studio exhibition of work at the end of the residency. Aberystwyth Arts Centre is running several different residency schemes including a Visual Arts scheme, Performing Arts, Ceramic Residency and International Visual Arts Scheme.
The studios have basic furniture only. Facilities within the Arts Centre will be available by negotiation, eg. digilab equipment, darkroom, ceramics studio etc.
Aberystwyth town is situated on the West Coast of Wales, in the centre of Cardigan Bay.
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