Artist in Residence (AIR)
Birmingham City University
School of Jewellery
Data limite para inscrições : 01 Abr 2013
The School of Jewellery is pleased to announce its Artist in Residence (AIR) mentoring scheme and invites you to express interest directly to Jo Pond, Lecturer and Artist in Residence Coordinator.
The residency position is in essence, space and facilities in exchange for a small studio mentoring input. You would be given access to bench space and facilities within the School’s outstanding workshops for the duration of the residency, for which there would be no charge.
This should be viewed as an opportunity for you to develop your own work and technical skills in a creative environment, without the constraints of set course work or timetable. It would also allow you to positively extend your CV.
In return for access to the School facilities you will have a small studio mentoring input, equivalent to one day per week. You will receive no payment in lieu of this input.
As part of this mentoring role you will not be given any assessment or admin responsibilities.
Allocated studio input will be by negotiation with your assigned Course Director.
During the session, you will be asked to make a short presentation as part of the School’s lunchtime events programme. You will be given adequate time and support in preparing for this.
You may be invited to participate in undergraduate or postgraduate
seminar/discussion sessions and can attend any open lectures and events organized within the School.
To make the most of this opportunity, we recommend a minimum of three days per week in the School and you will be given access to a bench space in one of the School’s workshops for the duration of your residency. It is not possible to guarantee where this bench will be located and you may have to be flexible.
You will have access to School equipment, power and general workshop facilities, without any charge. However, the use of equipment such as the laser cutter/marker, Gravograph, electroforming/plating and casting facilities, will incur standard charges.
You will be responsible for the facilities provided and will be expected to maintain normal safety and security regulations. A full Health & Safety induction will be given.
You are expected to be self-motivated and to be undertaking independent
study/research. Assigned staff will support you as mentors and will be happy to offer advice and assist you in achieving your aims and goals on a mutually agreed basis.
We anticipate that you will use the residency to develop a new body of work and to collectively work towards a small AIR group exhibition which may (if available), be mounted In the School at the end of your residency.
Workshop access is between 8:00am - 8:00pm, Monday - Thursday and until 5.00pm on a Friday.
Academic session dates (Undergraduate) run from the middle of September to the end of June (confirmed dates will be supplied).
The duration of the Artist in Residence scheme would normally be for the full Undergraduate session, unless by special arrangement with the Head of School.
All personal equipment and materials should be removed at the end of the residency.
The School will undertake regular reviews of the arrangement, and reserves the right to terminate this agreement immediately in the event of gross misconduct (for example, the gross disregard for the Health and Safety for themselves or others; dishonesty or theft; wilful or malicious damage to University property; aggressive or threatening behaviour; any form of unlawful harassment or discrimination; being materially under
the influence of alcohol or drugs not prescribed by a Doctor; or the misuse of the University network or other computing equipment) on the part of the AIR or any other actions bringing the University into disrepute.
If you would like to be considered for a place as an Artist in Residence, please submit the following printed documentation by post;
• A CV with images (no more than 10) of current work
• A short statement stating your academic strengths and how you would intend to develop your work during the residency
If successful, you will also be asked to supply an academic Reference of Support and a photograph of yourself. Any placement will be subject to the University’s eligibility and health declaration checks, prior to any placement being confirmed or commenced.
Please note that overseas applicants are responsible for ensuring they have an independent visa in place to cover the academic year. The University cannot enter into any dialogue with the UK Border Agency in respect of visa applications.
Deadline date for applications: 1 April 2013
I look forward to hearing from you.
Jo Pond MA
Artist in Residence Coordinator
Birmingham Institute of Art and Design,
Birmingham City University
School of Jewellery
Vittoria Street, Birmingham B1 3PA
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