Coventry Biennial, DASH and Talking Birds commission

Closing Date: 15 March 2019


Location: Coventry

Remuneration: £1,500 plus support


James Bourne

We are delighted to announce a new 3 way partnership between Coventry Biennial, DASH and Talking Birds.

Together we are producing Cultivating Flight in Blue Skies, a new residency and commission opportunity designed to support a D/deaf or disabled visual artist from Coventry or Warwickshire to undertake a residency with the aim of producing a new artwork or project.

The residency is offered by Talking Birds as an addition to their current Nest residency programme which is focused on supporting D/deaf or disabled artists to take their ideas to the next level.

During this residency the artist will be working towards making a new artwork or project which will then be commissioned by DASH and Coventry Biennial to be presented at the second Coventry Biennial festival, which runs from the 4th of October to the 24th of November 2019.

The successful visual artist will be provided with an accessible work space, will benefit from mentoring and constructive critical input as well as production support from the 3 partner organisations and will receive:

Residency fee: £900 plus additional access support
Commission fee: £600

The deadline for applications is: 15th of March
We’ll contact shortlisted applicants on: 18th of March
Interviews will happen at Herbert Art Gallery & Museum on: 22nd of March

Further information about Coventry Biennial 2019 and this opportunity can be downloaded at the following link: Cultivating Flight in Blue Skies Open Call.

We invite applications using this short form.

We are also able to accept applications via video which should explain:

Who you are.
What artwork or project you’d like to develop during this residency.
What relevant experience you have and what input you might need.
How your proposal relates to Coventry Biennial’s theme of The Twin.
Why this opportunity is beneficial to you at this moment in particular.
Any specific access support you would need to make the residency work for you.

Video applications and questions should be sent to Ryan Hughes