Opportunity: Artist in residence

Mini-residency opportunity for a visual artist or maker at the Ecology Centre.

Fife Contemporary wishes to appoint a visual artist or maker to undertake a mini-residency at the Ecology Centre by Kinghorn Loch in Fife. Following familiarisation with the Centre’s values, work and the people involved, the artist/maker will devise and deliver a collaborative creative outcome. This will have the aims of:

  • enhancing staff, volunteer and visitor experience of the Centre’s natural environment in a new way through art
  • attracting new visitors (especially families)
The artist/maker

The artist/maker’s practice will demonstrate an interest in, and knowledge of, current environmental issues. They will have experience of working within community settings.

Structure and timeline

The mini-residency will operate in two phases:

  • March 2022 (4 days) – Familiarisation with the Ecology Centre through touring the site, meeting key people and conducting two workshops to share some of the artist/ maker’s practice and start building relationships.
  • April-June 2022 (10 days) – Reflection, devising and developing outcome with further workshop/s and producing physical outcome.
  • Produce related content for associated online project microsite and social media content in collaboration with Fife Contemporary’s Programme Manager.
  • July 2022 – Deliver physical outcome for July launch in collaboration with the Ecology Centre Manager.
  • Artist/maker’s fee – £4,000 + travel expenses
  • Materials – £1,000 (it is envisaged that circular economy principles, using local waste streams and a light touch on the environment, will minimise workshop and outcome costs but further material costs may be negotiated)
How to apply

Email mail@fcac.co.uk by 5pm on Monday 13th December 2021 with subject line “Ecology Centre” and your

  • CV
  • Statement of why you wish to undertake the project, any relevant experience and what your general approach/focus of interest would be.

Online interviews will be held in January 2021.
Any questions? – please contact diana.sykes@fcac.co.uk

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