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Nightshift Residencies 2017/18

Deadline: 16 Oct, 2017

Disciplines: Activism, All Disciplines, Architecture, Art Education, Ceramics, Collaboration, Community, Composition, Concept & Theory, Crafts & Trades, Critical studies, Curatorial, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Experimental, Film & Video, Fine art, Installation, Land Art, Media Arts, Pedagogy, Performance, Philosophy, Photography, Printmaking, Research, Science, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound, Technology, Theater, Urbanism, Visual Arts, Writing.

Location: Lumsden, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Deadline: 16 Oct, 2017

Duration: 4 weeks

Eligibility: ARTISTS OF ALL DISCIPLINES, five artist accepted per residency.

Support: self catering accommodation, studio space, access to facilities and workshops, technical and curatorial support and assistance, group work sessions.

Costs: Residency costs are highly subsidised by SSW but artists pay £560 per 4 week residency


Program Description:

The SSW Nightshift residency marks the beginning of winter and brings us towards the end of our programming year. At this time we invite artists to reflect upon and make work pertaining to a particular theme.

This year sees the culmination of our five year EU programme Frontiers in Retreat which has explored sensitive ecological issues across Europe through:

- Alternative modes of learning and knowing
- Situated research
- Multidisciplinary exchange
- Community making
- Consideration and care for all entities (human and non-human)

We invite Nightshift proposals to continue developing these approaches to ecology in contemporary art.

Artists applying for this residency programme should articulate an interest in working within this context whether it is a current focus in their work or an approach to making they would like to experiment with during the residency period. Either way we encourage artists to interpret the theme in a way that is relevant and beneficial to their own practice.

This residency is self-led but those selected to participate in the programme will come together through a series of events and activities to consider, discuss, and make works exploring this theme. The residency includes introductory presentations, bi-weekly studio critiques, film- screenings, sauna time and a reading group with texts curated around the current theme.

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