Chapter - Cardiff
Artists: One artist based in North East England, one artist based in Wales
Fee: £2500, plus £500 materials, £400 travel and £1000 accommodation
Residency dates: Part One - week beginning 4th September. Part Two (flexible access) 2nd October- 27th November 2017
Deadline: 10am, Monday 16th January 2017
Interviews: 13th and 14th February 2017
Image: George Barber, Akula Dream, (2015). Solo exhibition commissioned by Chapter, Cardiff. Photograph by Warren Orchard
Chapter is an ambitious, multi-artform cultural space based in Cardiff, Wales that presents and produces international visual art, performance and film alongside a dynamic social space. Chapter was one of the first art centres in the UK, and now, more than 40 years since it first opened its doors, welcomes 800,000 visitors a year. It is dedicated to developing contemporary culture, nurturing independent voices and providing public access to the arts. It is a meeting place for ideas and innovation creating an international platform in an open, local context.
Chapter will support two artists working with moving image. Artists may be working across the breadth of moving-image practice and their work should be experimental, imaginative and innovative. The term ‘moving image’ might include, but is not necessarily exclusive to, experimental film and video, installation, animation, personal documentary, essay films or digital/online projects.
The period identified for these residencies coincides with Chapter’s curation of Wales in Venice 2017 – an exhibition of new commissioned work for the 57th Venice Biennale of Art. The artist selected to represent Wales is James Richards (www.james-richards.co.uk). James will not only make new work for Venice but will develop a series of events and exhibitions to be held at Chapter and across Wales during this residency period – making this an exciting time to be in Cardiff.
Take a look at Chapter's website to see their exhibition archive and details about previous residencies they have held.
Residency support and resources:
Chapter hosts a wide range of residencies at its Cardiff site and believes that these are most productive and fulfilling when they are developed in partnership with the artist(s). The introductory week and subsequent residency period will therefore be designed with, and responsive to, the successful artists.
The following is a list of resources and support that could be made available at Chapter:
• Studio space at Chapter’s Market Road site – housing more than 35 artists and cultural organisations. The studios are open 7 days a week between 8.30am and 10.30pm
• Access to a range of spaces across the main Chapter building including 2 cinemas, theatre, rehearsal studios, events spaces with projection and PA facilities, a large café bar and a public gallery
• Supportive environment, with a dedicated member of staff as your point of contact throughout your residency including regular studio visits and potential to identify and introduce a further mentor during your residency
• Introductions and access to Chapter’s community of studio and resident artists including a range of social events and informal peer to peer opportunities
• Arranged meetings with relevant cultural organisations and individuals in Cardiff and South Wales, and access to wider networks of expertise and contacts through Chapter’s regional, national and international partners and collaborators
• Chapter works with a range of partners in Cardiff. We will work with the selected artists to identify specialist facilities that may not be available on site. This might include, for example, access to an AV production suite or recording studio
If you would like to discuss any access requirements or support needs you may have prior to making an application to Chapter, please contact Hannah Firth at Hannah.Firth@chapter.org