Call for Applications: Artists’ International Delegation 2019 to Denmark

Posted on 7 June 2019

Artists’ International Delegation 2019 to Denmark

Supported by Castlefield Gallery & a-n The Artists Information Company

 

Castlefield Gallery and a-n The Artists Information Company invite contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West of England to apply to be part of a jointly programmed Artists’ International Delegation 2019, a 7-day visit to Copenhagen and Aarhus in Denmark taking place from Thursday 29 August to Wednesday 4 September 2019.

This is part of an ongoing partnership between Castlefield Gallery and a-n The Artists Information Company to support artists’ professional practice.

What: 8 funded places on the Artists’ International Delegation 2019 to Denmark

Who can apply:

-a-n The Artists Information Company Artist members or Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) members, and Castlefied Gallery Associates who are contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West of England

-Non artist members of either scheme but qualifying as a contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West of England. One place will be supported for a non-member of either a-n The Artists Information Company and Castlefield Gallery Associates, via the Lee Artists’ International Bursary Fund (LAIBF)

(further eligibility criteria below)

When: Thursday 29 August to Wednesday 4 September 2019 inclusive

Applications accepted from now until 12 noon, Monday 8 July 2019

Applicants notified: Friday 12 July 2019

Introduction

Recent years have seen a surge in cultural collaborations between the Denmark and the UK. This includes a mutually beneficial partnership at a political and cultural level between the City of Manchester and the Jutland Region in Denmark, underpinned by a Memorandum of Understanding.

a-n has developed a number of relationships in Copenhagen, and Castlefield Gallery with arts and cultural organisations in Aarhus and Aalborg (Jutland Region).

The Delegation will be an opportunity for artistic and career development for artists in Manchester and the North West, and will encourage cultural understanding and exchanges with Danish arts and cultural organisations and artists. Delegates will be provided with a per diem to cover expenses on the 7-day trip.

Arriving in Copenhagen, delegates will attend the opening of CHART ART FAIR which takes place at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg and Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art and has established itself as the leading international platform for contemporary art in the Nordic region. There will be opportunities to visit artist studios and connect with artist-run spaces and collectives in the city which have been a really important part of the country’s artistic development in the last 10 to 15 years. Delegates will then take a short train journey to Aarhus to explore the artist run and independent spaces and studios in Denmark’s second city, a centre for contemporary practice, presentation and exchange in the Jutland region.

How is the delegation supported?

a-n The Artists Information Company and Castlefield Gallery have shared interests and a long history of collaboration, working together on a range of projects to support artists’ professional practice.

The Artists’ International Delegation 2019 to Denmark is supported by a-n The Artists Information Company and Castlefield Gallery, including through Castlefield Gallery’s Lee Artists’ International Bursary Fund (LAIBF).

How to apply

Please read further information below and carefully note the eligibility criteria.

Send the following to leslie@castlefieldgallery.co.uk marked ‘Denmark Delegation’ in the email header or by post to Denmark Delegation, Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt Street, Manchester, M15 4GB

  • Completed application form [DOWNLOAD BELOW] saved as a pdf (with your name first in the title, eg  Freda_Bloggs_Denmark_Delegation_Application)

  • Your CV (eg Freda Bloggs_CV)

  • Completed Diversity Monitoring Form [DOWNLOAD BELOW] (eg Freda_Bloggs_DMform)

Applications must be received by 12 noon, Monday 8 July 2019.

Applicants must be current a-n The Artists Information Company Artist or Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) or Castlefield Gallery Associates who are contemporary visual artists at the time of application, and living and / or working in the North West.

-a-n The Artists Information Company members and Castlefield Gallery Associates who are contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West of England

For those with access needs interested in applying, please contact leslie@castlefieldgallery.co.uk or call 0161 832 8034 and ask for Leslie Remonato.


Further information

1. Logistics:

The visit is being co-ordinated by Castlefield Gallery who will lead the visit alongside a member of the a-n team.

Each artist will receive a per diem of £60 per day for the seven-day trip, as well as accommodation in Copenhagen and Aarhus (with breakfast), and return travel from Manchester to Denmark. In country travel costs in Denmark will also be covered. We will also provide budget for outgoing and return travel costs within the North West of England, to travel by public transport from and return into Manchester Airport.

Flight details:

Outbound flight Manchester to Copenhagen, 29 August: 18:35pm, arrives 21:25pm.

Return flight Aarhus to Manchester, 4 September:  09:45am, arrives 10:35am.

Accommodation:

In both Copenhagen and Aarhus accommodation will be a centrally-located, and likely hostel based, thus dorms. Whilst where possible we will provide single sex rooms, please note we will not be able to confirm this until after the selection process is complete. There may also be a need to make use of shared bathrooms.

If this information is not supplied by the deadline the offer of a place on the delegation will be withdrawn.

2. Eligibility criteria

-Applicants must be contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West of England.

– Applicants must be current a-n The Artists Information Company Artist or Joint (Artist and Arts Organiser) or Castlefield Gallery Associates at the time of application.

– Non artist members of either scheme but qualifying as a contemporary visual artists living and/or working in the North West of England. One place will be supported for a non-member of either a-n The Artists Information Company and Castlefield Gallery Associates, via the Lee Artists’ International Bursary Fund (LAIBF)

NB. The North West region is defined as the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. Artists whose primary place of residence or studio address is within the above counties are eligible to apply for this opportunity. In your application you will be asked to provide a full postal address for your place of residence and/or studio.

Exclusions and requirements

  • You will be required to be available for pre-delegation communications.

  • Applicants must be available to attend for the full period of the delegation; partial attendance will not be considered or accepted.

  • You will be required, and must confirm agreement in your application, to engage and take part in post-delegation evaluation.

  • We will not consider applications from those currently engaged in full-time education.

  • Any incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline of 12 noon on Monday 8 July 2019 will be ineligible.

3. What is the selection process?

Applicants will be reviewed against the following criteria:

  • Demonstrating how participating in the delegation will be valuable to their artistic and professional development, taking into account the aims of the delegation.

  • Demonstrating how their network of peers might benefit from their participation in the delegation, taking into account the aims of the delegation.

The selection panel will be made up of Castlefield Gallery and a-n staff as follows:

  • Helen Wewiora, Director, Castlefield Gallery

  • Wing-Sie Chan, Programmes and Partnerships Manager, a-n The Artists Information Company

  • An additional Castlefield Gallery representative, TBC.

The decision to award or not is at the discretion of Castlefield Gallery and a-n The Artists Information Company. Outcomes of the decision-making process will be final and will be based on a scoring and balancing process.

4. Conditions

  • In submitting an application, you confirm you meet the eligibility criteria and are not excluded by any of the exclusions listed above.

  • We unfortunately cannot provide support to develop applications or feedback on unsuccessful applications.

  • All artists must provide and evidence their own travel insurance, up-to-date EHIC card and valid passport before their place on the trip can be confirmed; we strongly recommend that you apply for your EHIC card as soon as possible in order not to delay confirmation. After notification of your successful application, the deadline to provide this evidence will be: 12 noon 18 July, to be supplied to Leslie Remonato, Gallery Assistant leslie@castlefieldgallery.co.uk

If this information is not supplied by the deadline the offer of a place on the delegation will be withdrawn.

5. Aims of the delegation

  • To enable cultural exchange between artists on an international, and particularly European, basis enabling experience of one another’s practices, ideas and cultures.

  • To share strategies for, and gain insights into, sustaining artistic practices.

  • To explore and encourage medium to long-term opportunities for in-depth collaboration and exchange between the UK and Denmark, and to forge relationships through which to achieve this.

  • To encourage peer learning and networking between the North West of England and Copenhagen / Aarhus (Jutland Region).

  • To share learning with wider artist networks, and to benefit the wider arts and cultural sector in the UK.

  • To develop critical/practical resources for the benefit of a-n’s broader membership, Castlefield Gallery Associate members and both organisations’ wider network of artists, curators and writers.