[NetBehaviour] Fwd: Creative Research Artist Fellowships | New Media Scotland
ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Sat Oct 8 12:11:26 CEST 2016
The excellent New Media Scotland have just announce these really juicy
The one around language and cognition looks especially interesting.
Well framed and properly funded.
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New Media Scotland
Creative Research Artist Fellowships | New Media Scotland
The University of Edinburgh
*Call for Expressions of Interest*
Deadline: 5pm, Wednesday 9th November 2016
Currently under construction at Little France in Edinburgh, a major new
hospital building will be shared by two distinct acute services, the
Department of Clinical Neuroscience (DCN) and the Royal Hospital for
Sick Children (RHSC).
We are seeking Expressions of Interest from creative practitioners based
in the UK and Europe for three artist fellowships with the DCN. These
will form part of an existing Art and Therapeutic Design (ATD) programme.
The programme framework has been developed in collaboration with both
the NHS project team and charitable funders (the Edinburgh and Lothians
Health Foundation) led by Ginkgo Projects Ltd.
The aims of the project are to promote and showcase the working activity
and research interests currently found within the DCN through a
programme of dynamic art/science commissions.
Innovation and design development using current research practices is
key to each fellowship within the programme. This project seeks to build
relationships between artists, staff and external research partners to
demonstrate best practice and contribute to on-going dialogue with
respect to the benefits of creative practice in clinical environments.
The three fellowships are as follows:
A: Language & Cognition Fellowship
B: Music Fellowship
C: Design Fellowship
The ATD programme is founded on supporting and promoting the experience
of patients as they navigate the physical and emotional experience of
arrival, waiting, treatment and staying in hospital, as well as the
experiences of staff as they make the move to a new working environment.
Construction work is well advanced and completion is planned for the
autumn/winter of 2017, with the occupation phase until Spring 2018.
*2. The New Hospital Context*
The ATD programme is being delivered in the context of the new hospital
environment. The ethos set by NHS Lothian states that:
'The new build on the Little France site will bring together two
distinct services, that of Children & Young People's Hospital and
Department of Clinical Neurosciences (DCN) for adult patients. The ethos
of the new building will be different for each of these groups of
patients and their families, as well as staff and visitors to the
building however the new build should be iconic in its development and
portray a positive image for NHS Lothian.
There are some common themes relevant to the building for both groups of
* each should have its own identity within an integrated clinical
facility, where the safety of all users is paramount. It will
provide appropriate, discrete environments for all patients, both
children & young people and adult patients, each with their own
clear visual, and spatial identity
* will be spacious, light, colourful and comforting and not feel like
* the patients will be at the centre of the new hospital and all
processes within it
* will ensure privacy and dignity for all patients
* will have easy access to healing outdoor and green space
* will support families as they care for their children/young people
and adults in their healing process
* patient pathways for both patient groups should be separate wherever
* building should have a character and presence that contributes
positively to the local community'
Further information on the new building and its overall design can be
found by clicking *here
*3. Project Outline
The overall aims of the ATD programme is to develop a series of projects
and initiatives that build upon the core design to further provide
opportunities for artists and designers to work with the project design
team, users and wider interest groups to create projects that promote a
real sense of grounded and connected art and design practice that draws
out the uniqueness of this building within its social, cultural and
Innovation and design development based on current research practice in
relation to the therapeutic nature of each is key to each project within
the programme. We aim to demonstrate best practice and to contribute to
on-going dialogue and practice in the development and realisation of
this programme through working with a wide range of partners.
Areas that are core to many of the projects include:
* Creating a sense of place
* Meeting stress with dignity
* Distraction in support of clinical provision
* Participation and personalisation
The three DCN fellowships are designed to build relationships and
creative capacity between the hospital and wider city communities. It is
anticipated that much of the development work will take place off site
however we expect both temporary and permanent work to find a place both
within the existing DCN at Western General and/or the new building at
Three fellowships are proposed between January 2017 and January 2018,
with the possibility of extension until March 2018.
*A. Language & Cognition Fellowship*
Socially-engaged fellowship for an interdisciplinary writer or creative
practitioner to work with people with neurological conditions to explore
and showcase areas of growing understanding and connectivity between the
patient experience and aspects of scientific research practice. The
resulting work may be developed as a cross art form body of work that
explores, showcases and reveals some of the complex narratives found
within the DCN and its partner organisations. Exploration of the
differences between biological and artificial neural networks and the
emerging realm of neurofiction are areas of curatorial interest.
*B. Music Fellowship*
Practice-based fellowship in music therapy, health and wellbeing, music
and cognition. The fellowship's activities will be undertaken with DCN
clinicians, patients/families and relevant academic arts/music
institutions. The sonification of a patient's journey from diagnosis
through treatment to recovery has the capacity to personalise time spent
at the DCN and improve mental wellness. In addition, the potential
opportunity exists to celebrate and preserve the acoustics of the unique
spherical Dott theatres at the existing DCN through composition and
performance, as they are decommissioned.
*C. Design Fellowship*
Practice-based contemporary 3D/visual art/design fellowship inspired by
the archives of Professor Norman Dott and other resources, including the
existing Dott theatre spaces to create a design application, product or
artwork of significance. The result will be applied, used or sited in
the new DCN and other institutions as appropriate.
Knowledge exchange and dissemination of each fellowship will be central
to the project through a series of separately budgeted events and
outputs. These may be organised and shared between the fellowship
holders and partner institutions. Events running though the programme
period will explore, contextualise and develop all the issues and ideas
that emerge, and further facilitate collective artist mentoring activity.
A range of documentation, promotion and exhibition formats will be
developed by project curator Mark Daniels of New Media Scotland. One
intention is to develop an installation and/or performance in the Dott
theatres to mark the transfer to the new building. The content developed
by the fellowships should also be suitable for integration with other
facets of the ATD programme including DCN bedside environments and
It is expected that the fellowship briefs will be refined and developed
through discussion, and that a good level of in depth research,
stakeholder engagement and dialogue will be undertaken to develop
proposals that are deliverable, but may take an approach previously not
There is a current body of engagement work setting out the views of
users which should be reviewed by the fellowship holders and used as
appropriate to ensure that the user experience is at the core of the
creative development process. Ginkgo Projects will manage the interface
and delivery of the project.
* Submission deadline: 5pm Wednesday 9th November 2016
* Shortlisting: (attendance not required) w/c 14th November 2016
* Interviews: 21st or 23rd November 2016
* Contracts Issued: w/c 12th December 2016
* Fellowship to be completed by: January 2018
(possible extension until March 2018)
*5. Copyright and Ownership*
The copyright and all intellectual property rights in the works remain
vested in the Artist or the person responsible for the production (as
the case may be).
The Artist grants to Ginkgo Projects and NHS Lothian an irrevocable,
exclusive royalty free licence to copy, use and to reproduce designs,
models and research and supporting information for any non-commercial
purpose relating to the works including (but without limitation) the
construction, completion, maintenance, promotion, reinstatement, repair,
any extension of the works and for dissemination within the NHS as part
of the feedback of information to better or enable the NHS to realise
improvements in its methods and practice of construction and in the
design and procurement of its construction.
Ownership of all submitted material, design, models and research shall
be held in favour of the client.
Each fellowship is valued at *£40,000* ex VAT including all materials
and expenses. This is broken down into fellowship fees and a materials
budget to cover production or event delivery costs. This is based on a
fee allocation of £30,000 (150 days @ £200 per day) and £10,000 for
support, materials and expenses.
As part of the project there will also be access, via discussion and
approval, to a shared budget for mentoring, discussions, and for
Payment will be made on provision of monthly invoices by the Artist
outlining fees and expenses in accordance with the agreed fee proposal.
*7. Submission Requirements*
Your Expression of Interest should be sent in electronic format only.
You will be notified within 2 days of closing to confirm the receipt of
your submission. If you do not receive notification, please contact
Ginkgo to ensure your application has been received.
If the fellowship holder brings in other practitioners to work with them
on this project, they will act as the main contractor subcontracting and
paying the other project contributors.
1. Submissions should be sent in electronic form only to Lucy Harwood by
*5pm on Wednesday 9th November 2016.*
2. Submission should include:
* An up-to-date CV of the lead creative practitioner;
* If the applicant is a practice or group, please also include a
practice or group profile;
* Documentation of previous relevant projects, which can be online;
* Statement setting out your working practice and your approach to the
* Statement confirming that you would be able to complete the
commission within the timescale stated.
* Confirmation of proposed fee structure or any alternative proposed
(including daily rates).
3. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview on 21st or 23rd
4. Final appointment may be subject to references and checks on
insurances, registrations, Disclosure/Protection of Vulnerable Groups.
5. Criteria for selection will be:
A. Quality of previous work and relevant experience (40%)
B. Statement (40%)
C. Fee Structure Proposal (20%)
Lucy Harwood, Programme Manager
E: *lucy at ginkgoprojects.co.uk <mailto:lucy at ginkgoprojects.co.uk>*
T: 07729 599 885
Mark Daniels, Project Curator
E: *mark at mediascot.org <mailto:mark at mediascot.org>*
T: 0131 650 2750
New Media Scotland,78 West Port, Edinburgh, EH1 2LE United Kingdom
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