Batter Street Residencies

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Plymouth Arts Centre is currently hosting a residency programme for emerging/mid-career artists in our Batter Street studio space.

These residencies are designed to support artists both practically and critically by offering free studio space, mentoring sessions and peer critique across a short but vital period of time in the development of new work. In addition to the space The selected artists will also have studio visits with Plymouth Arts Centre’s Programming team and a group critique with PAC Home (Plymouth Arts Centre’s peer network of artists, writers and curators). At the end of the residency the artists will also host an Open Studio event to show either finished or work in progress.

Residency Opportunity

Batter Street Residency 20th November 2017 – 18th March 2018

Plymouth Arts Centre is inviting artists to apply for a lengthy residency from 20th of November until 18th March 2018 in the Batter Street studio.

The Batter Street residencies are designed to support artists both practically and critically by offering free studio space, mentoring sessions and peer critique across a short but vital period of time in the development of new work. In this instance we are offering an artist/ artists the opportunity to develop a mid-term residency project, providing them with the opportunity to have a deeper focused and more embedded experience with PAC and the Plymouth art community.

Applicants are expected to be emerging/mid-career artists engaged with contemporary art practice and pursuing a professional, distinctive and critically informed art career. As such, the selected artist/artists will be expected to actively contribute to PAC Home events during this period, as well as hosting 2 events (facilitated by PAC) in relation to their residency and a finissage.

What is included

  • 4m x 6m Studio space (please note that unfortunately the studio space is only accessible by stairs)
  • 24 hour access to both studio and toilet
  • Studio visits with the Plymouth Arts Centre team and help facilitating other visits from art professionals visiting the city from PAC
  • A group critique with PAC Home (Plymouth Arts Centre’s peer network of artists, writers and curators) at the end of January 2018 (date tbc)
  • £200 towards PAC Home related events and finissage
  • Two PAC home events centred around the residency (dates to be scheduled)
  • A finissage style event which can be negotiated and planned with PAC over the course of the residency to take place over the closing days (16-18th of March 2018).

Not included

  • Residency fee
  • Materials
  • Accommodation or per diem
  • Off street parking
  • Internet access within the studio (wifi is available in Plymouth Arts Centre’s café and PAC Home space during PAC open hours)
  • Tools or workshop equipment (although we may be able to provide you with things here and there)

To Apply

Proposals will only be considered from artists living in Plymouth, Devon or Cornwall. To be eligible for Batter Street Residencies artists must be current PAC Home members (for more information about joining PAC Home visit www.plymouthartscentre.org/pachome). Please note that the quality of the application itself will be taken into consideration when selecting. On the basis of the applications received, a decision will be made as to whether the use of Batter Street is awarded to one artist or two to share.

Applications must include the following to be sent as either a word doc or pdf by email to pachome@plymouthartscentre.org by Tuesday 14th November 2017 at midnight:
Name, home address and telephone number
Artist statement (max 200 words)
Proposal – a description of the work you would like to develop during the residency, research which supports this and why you would benefit from this opportunity now (max 500 words)
One page CV
Up to three images or links to videos hosted online

Selection will be confirmed by Friday 17th November 2017.

Previous Residencies

Andy Cluer & Rachael Allain
(Open Studio event: Saturday 10 June)

Liz-Ann Vincent-Merry
(Open Studio event: Saturday 4 February)

Karanjit Panesar
(Open Studio event: Sunday 25 September)

Josie Cockram & Stephen Smith
(Open Studio event Saturday 7 May)

Ali Northcott
19 May – 11 August 2015
(Open Studio event Saturday 8 August)

Carl Slater
20 January – 14 April 2015
(Open Studio event Saturday 11 April)

Ryan Curtis
14 October 2014 – 13 January 2015
(Open Studio event Saturday 10 January)

Laura Hopes
15 July – 7 October 2014
(Open Studio event Saturday 4 October)