New Visual Artist Research Residency Announced by Artquest

  • Research Residency

Beam Time, a new Visual Artist Research Residency has been announced by Artquest, The Art Catalyst and The Central Laser Facility.

The research residency is for a UK based visual artist with at least 5 years practising experience outside of graduate education.

Launched in 2001 by the University of Arts London (UAL), Artquest is an educational charity and Europe's largest higher education institution for creative arts subjects. It aims at helping artists to make, sell, find work and create network, offering them advice, information and opportunities at any stage in their life.

The Art Catalyst is an art organization distinguished by a unique take on art-science practice. In the 20 years since its foundation, the Art Catalyst has sponsored 100 ambitious artists’ projects, including works by Tomas Saraceno, Aleksandra Mir, Critical Art Ensemble, Kira O’Reilly and Marko Peljhan.

The Central Laser Facility produces some of the world’s most powerful light beams, providing scientists with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology.

Together these three organizations have announced a new artist research residency, an exciting opportunity for artists whose field of research is orientated towards science and technology.

The Beam Time Research Residency will last from February to May 2014 and will end with a public event.

Applicants should be visual artists living and working in England, with a minimum of 5 years of artistic practise outside of undergraduate education. Applicants should not be enrolled on any course, full time or part time, for the duration of the residency.

The successful applicant will receive:

  • - A bursary of £3000 to undertake a period of research at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) and potentially develop a new body of work.
  • - A small contribution towards travel costs of £350.
  • - Access to staff and research at the Central Laser facility.
  • - Support in presenting their research and work in a public facing event.

Deadline for Applications is 10.00am Monday 25 November 2013.

For more information and in order to apply follow this link: http://www.artquest.org.uk/articles/view/beam_time_research_residency

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