Call for international artists' residency proposals

Deadline: July 30th 2010

Preston UK, autumn/winter 2010

Deadline for Applications: Friday 30th July 2010 5pm BST

Fee: £2500 GBP, plus travel and accommodation expenses

Radar is an innovative programme of digital artists' residencies in public libraries across the county of Lancashire, in the North West of England.

We are currently seeking an international artist (someone who's main home is outside of the UK), to become Radar's second artist in residence, based at the Harris Library, Preston, Lancashire, UK.

The goal of Radar is to explore relationships between the virtual and physical cultural experiences on offer and potentially available through libraries; to consider the role of libraries as free and accessible public gateways to culture, and the implications of the evolution of digital culture on this core function. Resident artists are expected to do this through engaging collaboratively and creatively with library users and staff.

How to apply

All potential applicants should download and read the full brief, background information and application instructions (download as Word document or download as pdf).

For an informal discussion prior to submitting an application contact Jennifer Stoddart, folly Projects Manager on jennifer.stoddart 'at' folly.co.uk, +44 (0)1524 388550

Apply by sending a statement (no longer than two sides of A4) detailing:

Your particular areas of interest in relation to the scheme and its goals (as detailed in the brief)

A suggestion of how you would spend your time in residence, what outcomes you would expect to achieve and why

Please also include in your application:

Your CV

Examples of previous work

A completed equal opportunities monitoring form (download here).

Applications should be submitted by email to Imogen McGarvie, folly Programme Assistant, at imogen.mcgarvie 'at' folly.co.uk.

folly is committed to equal opportunities in our employment, programme and services.

Radar is a partnership between leading digital arts agency folly and the Lancashire County Library and Information Service.

Source: folly.co.uk

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