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Applications for the two residency based awards, part of the Liverpool Art Prize are now open; Metal’s Studio Award, open to artists based across the UK, and Metal’s International Residency to Shanghai, open to any North West based artist. The application forms are below:

 

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Metal International Residency Award
Click here for International Residency Award application

Deadline Friday 6 June

The Award

Through a partnership with Shanghai Art School, Metal are offering a month long international residency opportunity for visual artists living and working in the North West region to travel to Shanghai, China.  Shanghai Art School will host the visit and provide accommodation and access to a studio for 1 month.  The award is envisioned as a professional and ideas development opportunity for artists and is part of the city twinning activity between Liverpool and Shanghai.

The Award includes:-
–    travel costs to Shanghai (economy travel)
–    accommodation and access to studio facilities for one month
–    Per Diems whilst in China (up to 20 working days)
–    exposure on Metal’s website, e-newsletter, and through the Liverpool Art Prize marketing

N.B.  The Award does not include any artistic fee/stipend/ out of pocket expenses other than Per Diems.

Who is Eligible to Apply:
The Award is open for application to visual artists living and working in the North West Region of the UK (North West region as defined by Arts Council England boundaries: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside).

Criteria
Applicants must:-

•    be an established artist with at least 3-5 years in practice
•    have a demonstrable body of recent work
•    currently be exploring a new aspect / project  / development in their own practice
•    have a strong rationale for wanting this particular opportunity in China
•    be prepared to commit the time necessary for the trip (within 12 months of the award being given) and to ensure that the opportunity is made full use of
•    be prepared to make a contribution to Metal’s ongoing programme (e.g. Pecha Kucha  / artist’s talk / Future Station etc)
•    be prepared to make a contribution to Metal’s website (e.g. images / video podcast / written contribution)

How to Apply
Please complete the application form below, attaching:-

–    an artist’s statement outlining your practice (no more than 300 words)
–    a CV detailing education, experience, exhibitions to date etc
–    a residency statement outlining how the opportunity will inform/assist your practice and how you will maximize the opportunity (no more than 500 words)
–    10 x images  (dimensions: 72dpi / 472 pixel width) of recent work with an accompanying sheet detailing –  title / material / year of creation / dimensions of each piece.

N.B. For large image /video files please send either a weblink or dvd to edgehill@metalculture.com or post to Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND. Please remember to clearly label so that we can match to your online application.

Selection Process
All applications are considered by the senior artistic team at Metal:  Colette Bailey, Simon Poulter and Mark Richards.

Deadline for Application is Friday 6 June 2014

APPLICATION FORM

 

 

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Metal Studio Award

Click here for the Metal Studio Award

Metal are offering a year-long studio residency at Edge Hill Station in Liverpool.  This recently renovated, Grade II listed, historic building is Metal’s Liverpool base and includes space for exhibition, events, meetings, cooking and administration.  Edge Hill Station is the oldest passenger railway station in the world.  Built in 1836 the space is an inspiring location for the creation of work.

The Award includes:

– Studio space, rent-free rent one year (from 1 September – 31 August)
– Free services (elec / water / broadband wi-fi etc)
– Mentoring opportunities with Metal staff and associated artists
– The loan of A/V equipment (where prior agreement with Metal is granted)
– Exposure on Metal’s website, e-newsletter, and through the Liverpool Art Prize marketing
– Support for project funding and the development of ideas, for a one year period

N.B.  The Award does not include any accommodation/artistic fee/stipend/ out of pocket expenses.

The studio facilities include:

– Dimensions 5.5m x 4m.  Note, the studio is one half of a shared, open plan space (dimensions of total space 8m x 5.5m).
– Heat/Light/Water
– Shared sink
– Desk and chair
– Access to Metal’s kitchen facilities
– Use of Metal’s office facilities

Who is Eligible to Apply:
The Award is open for application to visual artists living and working anywhere in the UK.

Criteria
Applicants must:
• be a committed visual artist with Fine Art BA Hons qualification or above.  Recent graduates and final year students will be considered.
• have a demonstrable body of recent work
• be able to articulate in writing how the opportunity would inform/assist their practice
• be prepared to commit the time necessary to the studio space to fully utilise the opportunity
• be prepared to ensure that Edge Hill Station is respected and looked after during stay
• be prepared to make a contribution to Metal’s ongoing programme (e.g. artist’s talk / Liverpool Biennial activities or others)
• be prepared to make a contribution to Metal’s website (e.g. images / video podcast / written contribution)

How to Apply
Please complete the application form below, attaching:-

– an artist’s statement outlining your practice (no more than 300 words)
– a CV detailing education, experience, exhibitions to date etc
– a residency statement outlining how the opportunity will inform/assist your practice and how you will maximize the opportunity (no more than 500 words)
– 10 x images  (dimensions: 72dpi / 472 pixel width) of recent work with an accompanying sheet detailing –  title / material / year of creation / dimensions of each piece.

N.B. For large image /video files please send either a weblink or dvd to edgehill@metalculture.com or post to Edge Hill Station, Tunnel Road, Liverpool, L7 6ND. Please remember to clearly label so that we can match to your online application.

Selection Process
All applications are considered by the senior artistic team at Metal:  Colette Bailey, Simon Poulter and Mark Richards.

Deadline
Deadline for Application is FRIDAY 6 JUNE 2014

APPLICATION FORM