Fri 4 May 2012
The Arches is inviting submissions for the Blackbox Graduate Visual Art Award, an award aimed at giving graduates the opportunity to work outside of their normal practice and gain inspiration from the Arches’ multi-artform activity.
Amongst many other mentoring schemes and professional development projects, we currently help new artists through the Platform 18 scheme for new theatre makers, our annual festival of brave new work Arches LIVE, our spring Behaviour Festival of Live Performance and Artist in Residence programmes. The Blackbox Graduate Visual Art Award is the latest in addition to our continued programme of support.
THE PRIZE //
The winner will be awarded a residency at the Arches from July to August 2012, including work space, informal research opportunities and £400 to go towards the creation or development of work in this inspiring environment. The successful candidate will then exhibit in the Arches as part of Arches LIVE in September 2011. Previous winners include Anna Henson, Greg Grant, Georgina Porteous and Thom Scullion.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA //
Candidates will have graduated from any Scottish university or art college in the past three years.
HOW TO APPLY //
Please submit a proposal including the following:
1) Artist contact details
4) Proposal/artist statement (less than 300 words) including:
• How this opportunity would help you build upon work that was shown within your degree show; or, alternatively, how this would provide an opportunity to move away from that strand of work and why
• What strands of the programme/elements inherent to the Arches interest you at present. You can see some of the best national and international contemporary performance makers at Behaviour 2012, for programme details see www.thearches.co.uk/events/arts/behaviour-2012
• What form you envisage your new work will take – i.e. you could include specific media, whether it will be a durational piece or a static exhibition, what kind of space in the Arches would be best to use
• What kind of artists/professionals/audience you’d be keen to collaborate with/learn from
5) 6-8 images in j-peg format of previous work or future interests (300dpi resolution preferred, max 1MB each)
6) How you heard about the award
7) Your availability on Friday 29th July between 3pm-6pm for the Arches LIVE!/Blackbox Meet & Greet
All submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 4th May at 5pm or post to Louise Irwin, The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, Glasgow G2 8DL.
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“Where can you see tomorrow’s work today? The answer is The Arches.”
Producing and presenting risk-taking work from local and international artists and companies, the building has boasted performances over the past two years from Derevo, The TEAM and Taylor Mac, hosted the National Review of Live Art and New Territories festivals and seen blistering performances from boundary-pushing artists and companies such as John Moran, Adrian Howells, Ontroerend Goed and Quarantine as part of 2010’s BEHAVIOUR festival, our annual celebration of the live experience.
The Arches is also Scotland’s leading provider of support for emergent artists and performance practitioners, providing a year-long programme of opportunities including Artist in Residence programmes and our two annual awards, Platform 18: New Directions and the Brick Award, as well as showcasing raw work from homegrown talent such as Nic Green and Rob Drummond in Arches LIVE, our annual festival of brave new work.
Our dedicated Creative Learning programme offers even further-reaching opportunities for development across a broad range of social groups, with events ranging from urban music production course Tigerstyle and the newly launched Arches Community Choir, to mentoring schemes, professional development projects and off-site performance work with diverse social groups.
Words from Jackie Wylie, The Arches’ Artistic Director, following the tragic death of Adrian Howells:
“All at The Arches are devastated by the loss of Adrian Howells this week. He was our Artist in Residence and The Arches was his creative home. But more than that, he was a dear friend and companion in life to many of us here.
So many would say that there truly was no one like him, who personified love, generosity and the deepest type of empathy and desire to understand those lucky enough to have met him. With great humour he was able to create an instant connection with anyone he encountered. He was able to translate this desire to nurture and connect into his performance practice and in doing so leaves behind not only an incredible and influential body of work but a multitude of audience members across the world who have in some way been transformed by these encounters.
He supported, encouraged and was at the heart of an entire community of artists in Glasgow who will miss him terribly.”