Artist and Writer in Residence positions, Glasgow – deadline 9 March 2007

Artist and Writer in Residence Opportunities

Part-time (17.5 hours per week) May – October 2007
Salary – £6000 per residency

Closing date 09/03/2007

The Gallery of Modern Art is seeking one visual artist and one writer whose work has previously addressed issues of social justice and is prepared to investigate the issues of sectarianism, territorialism and identity.

As part of the Gallery of Modern Art’s Contemporary Art and Human Rights programme, the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow (GoMA) is offering two residency positions, one for a visual artist and one for a writer, with the opportunity for artists to work on issued based collaborative projects with community groups. The artists will be required to respond to the issue Sectarianism (identity, neighbourhood and nation) and develop new work to be shown. The residency will be for 6 months starting May 2007, the artist and writer will be expected to facilitate weekly community workshops with identified youth groups across the city, one open studio day, an artists talk, and a final display of work being shown at GoMA. The artist and writers time would be split 50% for their own work and 50% for work with the community groups.

Applicants should have a clear idea of how this residency will benefit their practice along with experience of working collaboratively with community groups. To apply for either of the residency posts please send a CV, a letter of application outlining your approach to the residency and up to 12 slides or photos of own work (visual artists) and examples of your published work (writers) to Alicia Watson, Education & Access Curator, Gallery of Modern Art, Royal Exchange Square, G1 3AH.

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