[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Digital Participatory Artist Residency, Quad, Derby

Edward Picot julian.lesaux at gmail.com
Sun Jul 31 19:37:21 CEST 2016

Just came across this -

  Digital Participatory Artist Residency

*Location:* QUAD

*Position:* Temporary

*Salary/Rate:* £2500.00 (inc vat)

*Closing Date:* 09 September 2016

QUAD invites expressions of interest for UK based artists or creative 
educators to undertake a practice based Digital Participatory Residency 
at QUAD, in Derby. We are looking for an artist who is engaged with the 
theory and practice of innovative digital arts practices and research, 
someone who is happy to share their ideas with the public through 
workshops as appropriate and who wants to develop their work in a 
creative supportive environment. QUAD has an artist’s studio and digital 
studio facilities available, the residency would be supported by 
experienced members of the QUAD programme team.

The residency will need to take place between Feb and June 2017.

The fee for the residency is £2500.00 (inc vat), £1000 of which should 
be used towards engagement with children and young people and/or 
schools, colleges or universities. This can coincide with the Family 
Arts or Into Film Festivals.

To apply, email us no more than four sides of A4 to tell us:

Why you would like to undertake the residency and outline in general 
what you would like to do during your time at QUAD. Please propose a 
framework of activity that takes the following into account:

• An outline timescale/schedule (indicating any other commitments)
• Materials and equipment you would be working with (QUAD has a range of 
materials/equipment which could be available depending on availability)
• Thoughts on potential term time and school holiday activities
• QUAD’s existing programme of visual art and participatory activity 
• QUAD as a public space
• QUAD’s online presence and engagement
• Promotion of activities through our existing and/or new channels
• Links to your website, images or any appropriate supporting material, 
e.g. youtube, vimeo etc.
• Your bio outlining your career history and digital participatory 
• Contact details of two referees who are familiar with your work

Send your application or questions to: johnw at derbyquad.co.uk
Deadline: 9 September 2016

About QUAD

QUAD is an international centre for engagement in contemporary art and 
film, based in Derby. The year round programme focuses on major 
exhibitions, professional practice for artists, mass participation, 
commissions, independent film and the creative use of emergent 
technologies. QUAD is a charity focused on intercultural dialogue 
through supporting diverse audiences to engage, develop skills and 
contribute to contemporary culture. Major projects include FORMAT 
International Photography Biennale and the UK’s largest international 
portfolio review, as well as recent exhibitions by Gibson/Martelli, 
Susan MacWilliam, Benedict Drew, susan pui san lok, Animate Projects and 
our current exhibition Doug Fishbones Leisure Land Golf.

For more information about QUAD programmes see:

*Skills Required:*
We are interested in working with an artist or creative educator:

• With an exciting digital participatory practice open to experiment and 
explore ideas and demystify digital processes for diverse audiences. A 
digital practice can include on and offline, hacktivism, mass 
participation using social media tools and photography through to 
circuit bending and digital knitting - we are open to a challenge on the 
definition of digital participation!
• With experience of public speaking and of facilitating workshops for 
diverse groups of people
• Who is interested in engaging our audiences both online and in the 
public spaces at QUAD through a range of creative activities
• With a focus on audience participation and engagement in digital art/media
• Who is able to develop an exciting and engaging range of 
workshops/activities for a wide range of ages and abilities

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