ISIS Arts Research Residencies, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – deadline 20 March 2009

ISIS Arts Research Residencies

Media artists, UK and beyond, are invited to apply for a three-week research residency at ISIS Arts, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK between April to end of July 2009. Deadline for applications is Friday 20th March 2009.

Artists are offered a self-contained city centre studio space, a fee of £1200 (to include travel and accommodation costs) and access to ISIS equipment and technical support. The emphasis for this residency is on research not on finished art work.

ISIS Arts is an artist led, visual and media arts organisation with an international artist residency, commissions, training and research programme. Their programme seeks to address themes of identity and cultural understanding and they engage with artists to produce work that challenges and presents social issues within new contexts.

ISIS has two studio spaces for visiting artists, a media training room, and an inflatable touring venue for sharing media arts with a wider audience. From their Newcastle base ISIS works with over 100 artists a year supporting practice and exchange.

The ISIS Arts Research Residency programme started in 2005 and has included artists such as Joseph DeLappe (US), Mark Vernon (UK), Germaine Koh and Gordon Hicks (Canada), Monica Ross (UK), Kelly Richardson (UK, Canada), Francis Gomila (Germany), Jorn Ebner (Germany, UK).

Selection criteria:

The ability to research, interpret and present ideas.
Experience of using digital media in the creation of art works.
Experience of working on fixed term residencies with deadlines.
A professional practice, students not eligible.

To apply please include:

Project description
Artist Statement and current CV
Supporting material/documentation of previous work – can be cd, dvd, jpegs – please include and an SAE with adequate postage for return of materials.
Statement about why you want to work with Isis Arts

Please send your application to: ISIS Arts, 1st Floor, 5 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XF. Applications via email will also be accepted.

For more information about this opportunity and application process please email or phone 0191 261 44 07. For more information on ISIS Arts please visit:

DEADLINE: Friday 20th March 2009.Selection will take place before end of March all applicants will be notified shortly after that.

Equal Opportunities
ISIS Arts seek to ensure that no present or potential member of staff or project participant is treated less favourably than another on grounds of age (up to statutory retirement age), class colour, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, political persuasion or sexual orientation. ISIS Arts premises have limited access. However, we aim to ensure that as many of our activities are as accessible as possible. If you have any particular access needs, please contact us.

This information is available in large print or alternative formats on request.

Sharon Bailey
Co Director ISIS Arts

First floor
5, Charlotte Square
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: +44 (0) 191 261 4407
Fax: +44 (0) 191 261 6818