17–24 March 2018
Open to contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West* of England
Application deadline: 12 noon, Monday 22 January 2018
Castlefield Gallery and a-n The Artists Information Company are offering eight North West-based artists the opportunity to be part of the Artists’ International Delegation to Budapest in March 2018.
The delegation will travel by train with an overnight stop-off in Munich, using the journey as a short-burst residency to learn more about contemporary and historical Europe. The group will then take the night train from Munich to Budapest and spend five days visiting and connecting with galleries and artist-run projects.
One of the aims of the delegation is to experience how artists respond to sudden political and social shifts. In particular, it will learn how the Hungarian art scene has evolved since 2012, when the country’s sharp political shift to the right brought immediate infringements to cultural freedoms and opportunities.
Each artist will receive a per diem of £40 per day for the eight-day trip, as well as accommodation and return travel from Manchester. For artists who don’t live in the city, we will provide Friday night accommodation in Manchester in order to catch the 7:15 am train to London on Saturday 17 March 2018 or, where possible, direct train travel to and from in order to connect with the Eurostar. We arrive back in London at 16:05 on Saturday 24 March 2018.
The Artists’ International Delegation 2018 to Budapest is supported by a-n The Artists Information Company and Castlefield Gallery’s Lee Artists’ International Bursary Fund. The Lee Artists’ International Bursary Fund (LAIBF) was established to mark the end of Kwong Lee’s eleven-year Directorship of Castlefield Gallery (2005 – 2016) and will fund four delegation places for artists living and/or working in the North West region. a-n The Artists Information Company will fund four delegation places for current a-n Artist Members or Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) Members living and/or working in the North West.
If you are interested in applying and have access needs, please contact email@example.com or call 0161 832 8034 and ask for Jane Lawson.
Deadline for Applications: 12 noon, Monday 22 January 2018
Applicants notified: Wednesday 31 January 2018
Deadline for successful applicants to provide evidence of their own travel insurance and up-to-date EHIC card: 12 noon, Wednesday 7 February 2018
Delegation: 17-24 March 2018 inclusive
*The North West is defined as the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside; only artists whose primary place of residence or studio address is within the above counties are eligible to apply for this opportunity.