2017 - AER Programme

New residencies announced

AER 2017 Residency poster
Image courtesy of UAL

Applications accepted from UAL graduates, postgraduates and recent alumni (within 12 months from graduation date).

The Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme (AER) was launched in 2015 by member of the UAL Research Centre for Sustainable Fashion and UAL Chair of Art and the Environment Professor Lucy Orta.

AER provides UAL graduates with the exceptional opportunity to apply for a 2 to 4-week residency at one of our internationally renowned host institutions, to explore concerns that define the 21st century - biodiversity, environmental sustainability, social economy, and human rights.

Through research, studio practice, critiques and mentoring the AER programme is designed to envision a world of tomorrow; to imagine and create work that challenges how we interact with the environment and each other.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, UK

Application deadline 9 April 2017 (Residency 2 to 4 weeks between July and September 2017)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) seeks to provide a centre of international, national and regional importance for the production, exhibition and appreciation of modern and contemporary sculpture.

The revelatory nature of YSP opens up possibilities and encourages exploration of the relationship between art and nature, stimulating engagement and adventure in the surroundings.

This residency takes place within the grounds of YSP, giving privileged out-of-hours access to respond to the park’s diverse natural environment, as well as a unique opportunity to create work that can engage with the YSP visitors in new ways.

AER at Yorkshire Sculpture Park provides:

  • Two to four-week residency situated in the YSP Gate House
  • Use of metal and wood workshop/clean space
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Half a day of technical support
  • Materials and financial support up to £300
  • One return train ticket up to £80
  • Curator/critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Please note that applicants are responsible for visas, health and travel insurance.

www.ysp.co.uk

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KHOJ International Artists' Association, New Delhi, India

Application deadline 9 April 2017 (Residency 1 - 29 August 2017)

Established in 1997 as an annual workshop, Khoj is now one of the most influential contemporary art organisations in Delhi, playing a central role in the development of experimental, interdisciplinary, and critical contemporary art practice.

With a focus on building international networks, developing alternative pedagogies, and learning through collaboration and exchange, Khoj residencies create unconventional synapses between art and disciplines such as science, architecture and fashion. Khoj aims to facilitate change by encouraging artists and audiences to engage with vital concerns such as ecology, sustainability and community participation.

AER at Khoj provides:

  • Four-week residency
  • Khoj fee and accommodation
  • Per diem for a total of £250
  • Production budget up to £250
  • Round trip flight to Delhi
  • Curator/critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

 
Please note that applicants are responsible for visas, health and travel insurance. 

Khoj Workshop Website

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Joya: arte + ecología, Almeria, Spain

Application deadline 9 April 2017 (Residency 27 August – 10 September 2017)

The not-for-profit arts organisation Joya: arte + ecología is an arts led field-research centre based at the farmstead of Cortijada Los Gázquez.

The residency offers an ‘off-grid’ experience in the heart of the Parque Natural Sierra María-Los Vélez in the north of the Provincia de Almería, Andalucía.

Residents will engage with the founders of Joya, taking part in their daily routines and living in a fully sustainable environment in respect of the cycles of nature.

This family-home environment aims to facilitate, through production and collaboration, creative practice and critical thinking that manifests a discourse with the environment and sustainability.

Through the exploration of the vast natural landscapes, residents will also experience the effects of climate change on the degradation of the natural environment.

AER at Joya: arte + ecología includes:

  • Two-week residency
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Use of a shared-studio space
  • Participation in an open studio exhibition
  • Round trip flight to Alicante/Almeria/Granada up to £180
  • Two curator/critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Please note that applicants are responsible for visas, health and travel insurance.

www.joyaarteyecologia.org

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Domaine de Boisbuchet. Design Architecture Nature, Lessac, France

Application deadline 9 April 2017 (Residency 2 weeks: 25 June to 1 July or 23–29 July 2017)

Domaine de Boisbuchet integrates innovative architecture and design into the splendid setting of a 19th century French country estate, offering a unique creative and collaborative environment for people of all cultures to share.

Boisbuchet's intensive workshop programmes invest deeply in cultures that respect the past and build for the future, at the same time stimulating research that promotes a more sustainable relationship between the natural and the man-made.

AER is offering a UAL graduate the opportunity to take part in two intensive one-week workshops at the Domaine de Boisbuchet: Electro Nature led by artist collective Studio Drift and Address the Site led by renown textile designer Petra Blaise:

Address the Site with Petra Blaise

25 June - 1 July 2017

Domaine de Boisbuchet’s beautiful country estate is scattered with architectural pavilions and follies, in the is workshop Petra Blaise will ask participants to reflect on the inter-connection of these buildings, and their relation with the interior and external surroundings. Participants will question spatial movement, the nexus between objects in space, and the relationships between the occupants be they humans or nature to imagine new scenographic scenarios - physical and/or ethereal.

Address the Site with Petra Blaise Workshop

Electro Nature with Studio Drift

23 - 29 July 2017

Reflecting on the notion that all human systems, all technology and all electronics are a direct simplified copy of nature Studio Drift’s workshop will encourage participants to zoom in on aspects of nature and research how to make use of, and combine them with our human systems. Together participants will develop concepts and create future scenarios/situations, installations and products whereby the boundaries between science fiction, virtuality and the real world fade.

Electro nature with Studio Drift Workshop

AER at Domaine de Boisbuchet includes:

  • Two one-week workshops
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Use of a shared-studio space
  • Two round trips to Poitiers, France up to £250
  • Two curator/critique feedback sessions
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Please note that applicants are responsible for visas, health and travel insurance.

 

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Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Alberta, Canada

Application deadline 9 April 2017 (Residency 11 September to 6 October 2017 -to be confirmed)

How might thinking in geologic time affect our societal and cultural impetuous for rapid innovation and acceleration? What could this framework bring to artistic and curatorial practice? 

The 2017 UAL Art for the Environment International Artist Residency Programme is offering a 4-week residency at the world renowned Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada, to take part in the program Geologic Time, at the Banff International Curatorial Institute (BICI).

As the long timescales and system dynamics of the Earth come up against the abrupt history of human actions, what is at stake for cultural production? Art histories are full of biophysical processes – from the enabling effects of industrial fossil capitalism, to the legacies of landscape representation. Yet how might curatorial and artistic practice venture beyond the great gulf between society and nature that was forged by a nineteenth-century understanding of human activities?

Through a program of fieldwork, seminars and private study or studio practice participants will ponder geological formations and stratigraphy, minerals and resource extraction, in order to speculate about a more expansive, slower and longer-term view of art, exhibitions, and their institutions.

AER at Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity includes:

  • Four-week residency
  • Free accommodation and catering
  • Use of a shared-studio space
  • Round trip flight to Alberta
  • Curator/critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report 

Please note that applicants are responsible for visas, health and travel insurance.

https://www.banffcentre.ca 

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Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio, Tuscany, Italy

Application deadline to be announced soon (Residency 2 weeks in September 2017)

The Tenuta Dello Scompiglio is an area of 200 hectares situated in the Vorno hills, near Luca in the Tuscan region of Italy. Historically the estate was a self-sufficient farm, cultivating olives, vines and fruit. In the last decades it has been abandoned and nature has regained the upper hand. The Progetto Dello Scompiglio residencies intend to re-establish a dialogue both with the present environment, with its natural and architectural elements, and with its history, seeking contemporary forms of interaction and responsibility, as well as relationships of interdependence, exchange and symbiosis, through the visual and performing arts.

Within this context, the resident will be invited to explore and reflect on the concept of life-cycles, from a social, anthropological, philosophical or environmental perspective, as part of a two-year programme launched by the Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio in 2017. 

AER at Associazione Culturale dello Scompiglio provides:

  • Two-week residency
  • Free accommodation and self-catering
  • Use of work/studio space
  • Production budget up to £300
  • Round trip flight Lucca up to £180
  • Curator/critique feedback
  • UAL grant of £500 on completion of the residency and final report

Please note that applicants are responsible for visas, health and travel insurance.

http://www.delloscompiglio.org/en/culture.html 

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