ROOM is staying on the Faversham Recreation Ground, in the lead up to the Olympic torch event which is happening on the 19th July 2012.
This is a self-funded residency aimed at emerging artists, there is currently no materials or subsistance money available. The project will be supported by marketing and promotional help, website listings, and help with coordinating and end ‘showcasing’ event for each project selected. Artists will be responsible for opening and closing the space on a daily basis, and will need to provide a suitable insurance to cover activities held within the space (whether lone working or with groups).
The supply of electricity is free, and there is no rental costs. There are public toilet facilties within 100 yards of the space, and the space is fully disabled accessible ( for lone working people in wheelchairs will need help placing the entrance ramp). The recreation ground is an open well used public space owned by Swale Borough Council, which is approximately five minutes walk for the town centre and the train station.
Artists can propose to use the space for any length of time up to approximately one month. The space can be used as a studio, thus there is no expectation to have activities for the public, or be open at certain times. If artists wish to be not disturbed a simple sign can be hung on the doors, to alert passerbys to this. The aim to to hold a showcasing weekend, or ‘open studio’ event at the end of the residency, where the public can come in and see the work.
Artists wishing to apply are invited to email the following documents;
- · A single page Proposal of research/activity
- · CV or artists statement
- · Link to website or 5 low resolution images showing examples of previous work.
Applications must be sent to; firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st April 2012.
Artist who have used the space so far include; Dan Scott, John Dargan, Germander Speedwell, Chris Reed, Jane Pitt, Trish Scott, Erin Newell, Greg Reed, Julie Bradshaw, Richard Perry, Agnieszka Kozlowzska, Sioux Peto, Amy Curtis and Jim Allchin.