Residency in Rotterdam at Het Wilde Weten (Lá Fora… 114)
Deadline for receipt of applications: 30 March 2009
For Artists based in the West Midlands, UK
Period of residency: September to November 2009
Artists based in the West Midlands region are invited to apply for this exciting opportunity to spend three months at Het Wilde Weten in Rotterdam. The selected artist will be provided with accommodation and studio space, travel expenses and a living allowance of £3400.
The artist will be offered an exhibition in the project space on completion of the residency.
Applications are welcome from ambitious artists working in all fields of contemporary art practice.
For further information and how to apply please look at www.springhillinstitute.org
Springhill Institute is a project by artists >>Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry, created as a strategy to bring artists together in constructive discourse and for the production of new work.
It began in Birmingham in 2003 with a series of lectures in which artists were free to talk on any subject except art, and exhibitions such as Time & Breakfast, which opened at 6am with free fried breakfast instead of alcohol, subverting the art world norm and creating an altered platform for social interaction.
From 2004-2006 Springhill Institute hosted seven production residencies for international artists, each making an ambitious project in an intensive two-week process. Artists invited included Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta with the 1st Complaints Choir of Birmingham, Peter Johansson & Barbro Westling with the Bergman Horror Show and Manuel Saiz with Parallel Universes Meet at Infinity.