ARMA Call for Venues 2016

Galleries, museums and visual arts venues throughout the United Kingdom are invited to submit proposals to host the 2016 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award (ARMA), Artist in Residence, worth £15,000. The Award funds a 10-week artist residency and public art commission to be displayed at the host venue or nearby. A further £2,250 will be made available to the host venue to cover expenses.

Applications are invited from both organisations with experience in hosting artist residencies and/or running learning programmes, and those with little experience and for whom this would be a good opportunity to develop work in this area. The residency will run from spring/summer to autumn 2016. The artist/s will create an indoor or outdoor artwork (temporary, semi-permanent or permanent) for the venue or nearby, and will carry out (as a guide) 8-10 days of education activities with children, young people and/or family groups during the course of the residency. The commissioned artwork will respond to the venue, e.g. to a collection, display, the building, the venue’s history, or to an audience group who use the venue.

The Award is a fantastic opportunity for a venue to work with an artist or artists through a residency and public art commission, and to develop their education programme with children, young people and/or families. The venue does not need to have previously hosted an artist in residence or to have commissioned artists to create temporary, semi-permanent or permanent artworks to apply for this Award. Since engage began running the programme ARMA venues have included the Bluecoat, Liverpool; New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, Leicester; and mima, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 13 July.

For more information visit and download the ARMA Call for Venues pack.