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.