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CALL OUT – Residencies at The Project Space during 2015.

147 Commercial Street, Newport NP20 1LN

147 Commercial Street, Newport NP20 1LN

Call out for proposals for Residencies at The Project Space

A printable version of this document is available at: FINALCalloutforResidencies2014

See also: FAQs Residency / Guidelines / Terms & Conditions

Who we are & what we do:

The Project Space is a cultural community platform for the creative arts in Newport, South Wales. Initiating, developing and delivering a programme of performances, exhibitions, workshops and activities in the heart of the city, we deliver events that are responsive to both the needs and interests of our wider community.

Building on the success of previous schemes piloted in the city, Empty Shops Project (2010) and URBAN (2011-12), we exist to facilitate creativity in the community, and create opportunities for people to engage with the arts in Newport.

Project & Proposals:

We would like to build on the considerable success of projects involving our community and are inviting proposals from creative practitioners for projects based in and emanate from the city of Newport. Proposals can be for projects in any form and might include process-led residencies or a series of events, but should start with an engagement with the communities of Newport, whether that is an object, landmark, activity or group.

One aim of this project is to support and encourage new opportunities and an active artist presence for creative practitioners in Newport as well as generate professional and cultural opportunities to work within the city.  We will provide support, guidance, use of our resources and equipment, and act as a sounding board to hear and develop ideas. Also, throughout the project, you will have the benefit of mentoring and/or feedback and dialogue with visual artist who has knowledge and experience of developing a practice that relates to community based activity. In addition, you will be able to use The Project Space as a workspace and will have access to shared and heated communal areas.

You will be expected to present the outcomes of your residency project at the end or during the project period. There is no fixed format in which this should happen and will most likely be responsive to the outcome of your work. This will most likely mean a small-scale exhibition, talk, performance or other event that can be accommodated within The Project Space building.

Another aim of the project is to develop The Project Space as a resource within the community, and to encourage increased awareness and use of it by making art available and accessible directly to the wider general public. Applicants therefore should give an idea of how their project would highlight certain aspects of The Project Space, or generate an activity that encourages direct engagement with Newport residents.

In addition:

The Residencies will run along side regularly programmed events at The Project Space. Those units will be used as development spaces during weekdays and be open to the public each Saturday. During this time, we will continue to run our advertised programme of talks, activities and events. Before submitting a proposal, it is strongly recommended you come into The Project Space and familiarise yourself with our programme, as well as our immediate area in Newport. The Project Space is open Tuesday – Saturday between 10 am – 2 pm, and you are welcome to pop in any time. If however you have a specific time you would like to visit, we recommend you call or email in advance and arrange an appointment.

For more information, please email sally-anne.evans@newport.gov.uk or theprojectspacenpt@gmail.com

 

Timescale of project: 20 days during March – April 2015.

Outcomes of project: To be exhibited, documented or presented during May 2015.

Stipend: Maximum £2000

PROCESS

Applications for these residencies close on Friday 13th February 2015. Strictly no late submissions will be accepted. A panel of community representatives will then meet in February to review the submissions and generate a shortlist of artists. These artists will then be invited to interview with the panel about their proposals during that month, before the final Artists-in-Residence are chosen.

All successful shortlisted artists will be contacted directly via email no later than Wednesday 18th February. Successful residents will be notified by Wednesday 4th March.

How to apply:

To make an application for this project, please email the following material to theprojectspacenpt@gmail.com

  • A current CV (including website / blog and contact information).
  • A proposal outlining your idea and its aims, including how it will highlight content or generate activity in The Project Space on Newport. The proposal should be 500 words maximum. A financial breakdown of how you expect to use the stipend for the proposal is also desirable.
  • Up to 12 photographic images of your 2D/3D work saved as jpgs, 1MB max per image, and/or:
  • Video / audio documentation of your time-based work, performance or show reel.

Deadline for applications: Friday 13th February 2015

These residencies would not be possible without the generous support of The Project Space by the Arts Council Of Wales, for which we show our thanks.

A printable version of this document is available at: FINALCalloutforResidencies2014

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The search is on! Gwent Young Artist 2014 – This Saturday

Overall winner of the Gwent Young Artist of the Year 2013 competition was Blackwood Comprehensive pupil Casey-Leigh Prosser, 15 - Photo: South Wales Argus

Overall winner of the Gwent Young Artist of the Year 2013 competition was Blackwood Comprehensive pupil Casey-Leigh Prosser, 15 – Photo: South Wales Argus

This Autumn, we here at The Project Space are proud to support the South Wales Argus as once again, they go on the look out for the best young artist in Gwent.

This annual competition, now in it’s fourth year, as well as giving young artists the chance to showcase their talents, provides youngsters with the chance to win some generous cash prizes. All you have to do to take part is submit an original piece of art, be it a drawing, painting, sculpture or whatever to the address on the entry form.

The closing date for entries is FRIDAY 12th December 2014.

The judging panel made up of representatives from the University of South Wales, South Wales Argus and Western Power, will meet during the following weeks to select a shortlist of winners whose work will go on display here at The Project Space between Thursday 8th January until Saturday 31st January 2015.

In addition, we’re teaming up with the Art Foundation tutors at University of South Wales to run two workshops o:

Saturday 18th October (FREE – 10am – 2pm) and

Saturday 1st November (FREE – 10am – 2pm) to help contestants perfect their art techniques.

The Age categories for the competition are: 8 years old and under9 to 12 years13 to 18 years

There will be a winner and runner-up in each age category and then an overall winner, who will be named the South Wales Argus young Gwent Artist of the Year.

Winners of the age groups will each receive £75; runners-up £25 and £175 for their school’s art department. The overall winner will win a trophy plus £400. Their school will receive £275 for the art department. They will also receive an art masterclass at the University of South Wales.

For more information, check out the South Wales Argus website: http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk

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