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Site Gallery has opened the call for artists to apply for a Platform residency supported by the Freelands Artist Programme.

‘What is it?’

Each year 5 artists from the region are selected to join the programme for two years. Each will received over £20,000 worth of investment including a fee, specialist support, professional development and opportunities to exhibit.

This cohort of artists will begin in October 2019.

The programme is delivered by Site Gallery in partnership with Bloc Projects, S1 Artspace, Museums Sheffield and Yorkshire Artspace.

Read more about our first cohort.

Each selected artist will participate for a two-year period, receiving £20,000 worth of investment. This will include a fee, Site Gallery’s past residencies have supported many artists to go to national and international success. Artists have credited the experience as a critical moment in their careers with many gaining important opportunities following their residency. Many have used the initial work to fuel several years of artistic development.

‘What can I expect?’

  • £5,000 fee per year for two years
  • A production budget for a work-in-progress exhibition at Site or one of our partners
  • An opportunity to be part of a show curated at the Freelands Foundation in London
  • Support from writers and photographers to document your work and processes
  • Support and budget to develop public programming
  • A bespoke summer school at S1 Artspace
  • A collections-based workshop at Museum Sheffield
  • Mentorship from arts professionals in the city
  • An annual conference, research trip and networking opportunities

‘Am I eligible?’

You are if you:

  • have studio space in the ‘S’ postcode area.
  • live and work in the UK
  • by September 2019, have had a minimum of three years demonstrated practice since your career as an artist began. If you attended university you must have three years practice since graduating.
  • are able to commit time to the programme between autumn 2019 and summer 2021.

Please note – there is no upper age limit and artists can be of any nationality.

‘When is the deadline for proposals and are there other key dates?’

Monday, 2 September 2019 at 11.59pm

Artists will be shortlisted by the selection panel on 11 September 2019.

The five selected artists will be announced on 26 September 2019.

‘Who is on the selection panel?’

The panel includes artist Chloë Brown and Artistic Director Kerry Campbell. Sharna Jackson and Angelica Sule from Site Gallery will be representing the Project Partners.

‘Who can I get in touch with to find out more?’

You can email Sharna Jackson at any time. We will announce a date for a Q+A in the gallery shortly.

‘I want to apply or I know someone who should, what’s next?’

Please fill in our application form. If you have any difficulties with the form, or want to respond in another way, get in touch.

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