Bauhaus Artist in Residence open call (Deadline 8/12/18)

2019 marks the centenary of the Bauhaus movement, one of the most influential art, design and architecture movements of the 20th Century and is also the year that Waltham Forest becomes the first ever London Borough of Culture. 

This provides a unique programming opportunity to explore how ideas stemming from the Bauhaus movement have influenced culture locally and draw upon the proud history and strong contemporary culture of making and light industry in the area. The project will conclude with a major exhibition: Pioneers of Modernism. William Morris & Bauhaus at the William Morris Gallery, opening October 2019.

The Residency:
The Residency will investigate how Bauhaus ideology and the role of the contemporary artist/designer can address the challenges and changes brought about by rapid urbanization and climate change in the 21st Century. Through research and active audience participation the residency will show how artistic practice can provide practical solutions to these challenges through installations and interventions in outdoor public space. 

The artist
Practice incorporates the following:

• Outdoor sculpture/installation
• Works in a site specific/responsive way
• Cross disciplinary research based practice 
• Understanding of working in a nature reserve/multiple SSI sites
• Focus on innovation and materials

The residency will be split between Walthamstow Wetlands (roughly 2 days per week) and William Morris Gallery (roughly 1 day per week)

Time frame
June 2019 – November 2019

• Innovative and bold responses to brief
• Can apply as an individual or in collaboration with other artists
• Willing to take part in evaluation - during and after the residency 
• Open to visual artists, designers, sculptors, makers
• Strong portfolio of previous projects and work

How we'll support you
• Curatorial and production support
• A base in the borough 
• Artist fee of £10,000
• An events budget of £2,000
• A materials and installation budget of up to £17,000 
• Publicity and promotion via London Borough of Culture marketing, PR and social media channels

How to apply
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Complete an online application form here:
Deadline: 8/12/2018