Call for Applications: CCANW Soil Culture Artist Residency

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DEADLINE 18 March 2014… The Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) is delighted to invite applications for the first of its Soil Culture artist residencies. In the lead up to and coinciding with the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015 the short residencies are aimed at encouraging an exploration of the importance of soil.
Taking place across the South West of the UK the residencies will not only provide dedicated time for experimentation, research and the development of new work but also unparalleled access to facilities, expertise and working contexts.
The residencies and the touring of the resulting works are a key part of CCANW’s Soil Culture Programme, which includes a forum at Falmouth University (July 2014) and a major touring exhibition of works by established artists. CCANW will also be helping to support residencies by Paul Chaney at Kestle Barton in Helston and Anne-Marie Culhane at the University of Exeter.
The first of the residencies will take place at: (exact dates to be agreed between the artists and hosts)
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn from September 2014 (term time only)
A residency opportunity working within the research interests of Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher, in particular soil carbon sequestration, climate change and land use management.
Interview date: 29 April 2014
For the full brief see: ESI Full Brief
Hauser & Wirth Somerset October 2014
A residency looking at the soil around local food production, perhaps linking with the Durslade walled Garden project (community garden) or local supplies to the gallery’s restaurant.
Interview date: 10 April 2014
For the full brief see: Hauser & Wirth Full Brief
White Moose, Barnstaple summer / early autumn 2014
A residency working with local residents based in the vicinity of White Moose gallery, such as Litchdon Street Residents Association or allotment owners. Interview date:  11 April 2014
For the full brief see: White Moose Full Brief
CCANW will be inviting applications for the second round of residencies in June 2014. They will take place at the following organisations:
Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, Newton Abbott (March/ April 2015)
Geography Department, University of Exeter (June 2015)
Schumacher College, Dartington (January/ February 2015)
Peninsula Arts, University of Plymouth (April 2015)
*Please note that dates of the second round residencies may be subject to change.
The residencies include: (please see individual briefs for specific details)
Travel budget (up to £300)
An artist fee of £1500 (£150 per day for 10 days)
Materials and production budget of £1200
Access to workspace and/ or specialist equipment and expertise
Support from staff at the host organisations and the CCANW team
Inclusion in a CCANW touring exhibition of the residency outcomes (from Spring/ Summer 2015)
And in some instances:
Travel to attend interviews
Per diem
The artist will:
Undertake a 10-day residency at the host organisation
Organise (with the host organisation) a half-day public participatory session (e.g. an interactive talk or workshop)
Create work or documentation (as appropriate) to be included in a touring exhibition
And in some instances:
Donate a work to the host organisation for their collection
How to apply:
Please see the full briefs and complete an application form which can be found: Application Form
Please email applications to Sally Lai, Residency Coordinator at by
18 March 2014.
Short-listed artists will be invited to attend an interview at the host organisations or may be conducted on Skype.
* Please note that individual applications should be made for each residency.
The Soil Culture residencies are being kindly supported by the hosts and by:
Arts Council England, South West Water and Arts and Culture (University of Exeter)

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