OPEN CALL TO SHEFFIELD ARTISTS
Deadline: 5pm Friday 7 January 2017
Site Gallery is hosting a Sheffield Platform Residency in early 2017, supported by Making Ways and the City of Making. The opportunity is open to all contemporary visual artists who live/work in Sheffield.
Platform residencies have led many artists on to national and international success. Artists have credited the experience as a critical moment in their careers with many gaining important opportunities following the residency and using the initial work to fuel several years of artistic development. The residencies are perfect for artists who have an idea for a project that they want to develop. Information on previous Platform Residencies can be found here – http://www.sitegallery.org/?s=platform
Unlike a traditional research and development residency, visitors to the gallery will be able to enter the gallery space throughout and therefore public engagement is integral. This model of production works well for artists who are seeking to test new ideas in public and who are interested in connecting with others through their work. The artist selected will also have the opportunity to work with a mentor and a critical writer, to support them draw out ideas to the surface.
Application info and form: http://www.sitegallery.org/archives/10182