Artists: One artist based in North East England, one artist based in Scotland
Fee: £2000 per artist, plus £500 toward materials. Travel expenses and accommodation will also be provided
Residency dates: Part One - 26th July to 2nd August 2017. Part Two (flexible access) 2nd October to 27th November 2017
Deadline: 10am Monday 27th March 2017
Interviews: Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th April 2017
During a period of residency at Stills in August 2017, Connect/Exchange artists will have full access to a range of technical facilities. They will benefit from the advice and support on offer from technical and curatorial staff at Stills; the opportunity to take part in peer critique sessions to discuss their work and ideas; and the chance to hear from established moving image artists that live and work in Scotland. Timed to coincide with the opening days of the 2017 Edinburgh Art Festival, the residency will begin with a week of practical work, discussion, research, talks and visits to exhibitions. It will continue with the option for each artist to have a further two months access to Stills' production facilities.
Stills’ technical equipments and facilities include:
A digital media suite of Apple Mac Pro workstations with Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium Package
A Video and Sound Editing suite wIth Tannoy monitors and Final Cut Pro Studio 2
An Epson Expression 10000XL Pro A3 flatbed scanner
A Hasselblad X1 Flextight film scanner
We can also offer use of equipment such as Digital SLR Cameras, projectors, microphones. Artists will have access to spaces for meetings or for group discussions.
Indicative exhibition visits and discussions will include tours, led by Stills staff, of Edinburgh Art Festival projects at Talbot Rice Gallery, Ingleby Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Summerhall, Collective, Fruitmarket Gallery; group critique sessions at Stills and talks by Scotland-based artists that make moving image work such as Kate Davis who will be exhibiting at Stills in August 2017.
Stills opened in 1977 as Scotland’s first gallery specialising in contemporary photography and provides support for artists’ practice through residencies, provision of facilities, supportive critique and presentation; curate and exhibit photography and lens based art for public access in a engaging and critical, enlightening and accessible way; provide training courses and reasonably priced facilities for participants – from novices, enthusiasts to students and professional; engage with and develop audiences for photography and film based artforms. Stills is established within the UK and International cultural and formal and informal educational sectors, promoting Edinburgh and Scotland’s artists throughout the world and providing free opportunities for Edinburgh’s citizens to learn about the image and the society they live in and their activities and services will continue to support this ambition at all levels. Stills has a long history of residency programmes to support developing practice and provides a high standard of training opportunities and unequalled artistic support for emerging to mid career practitioners.