Chapel Arts Studios seeks disabled Artist In Residence

Closing Date: 20 October 2019


Location: Andover, Hampshire

Remuneration: £8000 + materials + expenses



Working in partnership with the Beautiful Burial Ground project, Unlimited and CAS (Chapel Arts Studio), CAS:AIR ‘Themes of Life’ is a 8-12 week artist’s residency for a disabled artist, based in Chapel Arts Studio at the centre of Andover Cemetery in Hampshire UK. It will take place Feb-Apr 2020.

The Artist In Residence will involve the general public in response to the environment, the ecology and the living history, all of which converge in this unique space. We are open to a wide range of interpretive responses to ‘Themes of Life’, such as biological life (of the body or the plant world), social life, and notions of time and growth. The work could be digital, sound, performance, temporary. We are open to all proposals from disabled artists in the Arts Council England regions of South West and Midlands.

In addition to the artist’s fee the successful applicant will have a materials/Collaborators budget (£1500) and
£3000 for travel, accommodation and access costs.

20th October is your deadline for expressions of interest. You must demonstrate that you can meet the delivery requirements in your application (download full details for more information.)

FAQ – would I be classified as disabled?
In partnership with Unlimited we adopt a Social Model of Disability which focuses on the disabling barriers imposed by society. “Because we recognise that people’s perspectives and experience of disability are very wide ranging, we have a broad and inclusive approach to what disability means. Some people will meet with access barriers on a daily basis; others may have a mental or physical impairment or health condition which is invisible to others or which they prefer to keep to themselves; some people may not even have considered themselves to be a disabled person until something happens to make them reflect on the issue. We will not focus on your disability, we will focus on your access needs – what you need to do this role well.”

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