The British Council will support two British artists for the academic year 2017, from February to December 2017.
Artists born in Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland or England are invited to participate, as well as artists who have been residents of any of the UK regions for at least 10 years and identify as British.
The application to the residency is open from October 3 to November 10, 2016.
The name of the selected artist will be published on November 30, 2016.
The residency will start in February 2017 and last until December 2017.
Many of the talks, seminars and studio visits will be done in Spanish, so a working knowledge of the language is preferable.
The selected artist must get the appropriate visa to stay in Colombia for one year and a health insurance as well. British Council and FLORA will provide a letter confirming his or her acceptance to the programme.
The residency programme INCLUDES:
- A studio with utilities included from February to December 2017.
- Participation in the Escuela FLORA independent study programme.
- A monthly allowance for housing, transportation and per diems of $ 1.400.000 COP for (10) ten months.
The residency program DOES NOT include:
- Airline tickets to Bogotá and back to the UK
- Production budget
Follow the link for more info: http://arteflora.org/british-council-residency-programme-at-flora/
In partnership with IKSV, the British Council are seeking expressions of interest for senior curators, programmers and heads of design organisations from the UK to join a delegation visiting Istanbul Design Biennial between 19 – 23 October 2016.
The purpose of the delegation is to connect key individuals from the UK to designers and organisations, with the aim of brokering new collaborations and partnerships, as well as providing the opportunity for networking, learning and sharing with international counterparts. The British Council will fund travel, accommodation and per diems for delegates.
Five individuals will be selected to join an industry networking programme, visiting the Biennial itself and leading designer organisations and studios in Istanbul.
To express interest please email Niamh.Tuft@britishcouncil.org by 9 September with a short professional profile.
About Istanbul Design Biennial 2016
The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, curated by Mark Wigley and Beatriz Colomina, explores the intimate relationship between the concepts of “design” and “human.” Design always presents itself as serving the human but its real ambition is to redesign the human. The history of design is therefore a history of evolving conceptions of the human. To talk about design is to talk about the state of our species.
Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) is a non-profit cultural institution that was founded in 1973. The general objectives of the Foundation are: to make Istanbul one of the world’s foremost capitals of culture and the arts; to create continuous interaction between national and universal values and traditional and contemporary values via culture and the arts; and to contribute actively to the development of cultural policies. With these objectives, İKSV organises the Istanbul Festivals of Music, Film, Theatre and Jazz, as well as the Istanbul Biennial, the Istanbul Design Biennial, Leyla Gencer Voice Competition, autumn film week Filmekimi and one-off events throughout the year. The Foundation hosts cultural and artistic events at its performance venue Salon, located at the Nejat Eczacıbaşı Building. İKSV also organises the Pavilion of Turkey at la Biennale di Venezia and coordinates an artist residency programme at Cité International des Arts, France. Furthermore, İKSV conducts studies and drafts reports with the aim of contributing to cultural policy development.
Applications are now open for the 2017 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council. This is the third and final year of the partnership.
The Design Fellowships are awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK. Designers in the following applied arts are eligible to apply:
- Graphic Design
Successful applicants will be able to apply to the British Council’s Architecture Design Fashion department for a follow-up grant to help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.
2016 Fellows in the Design category include:
- Marc Cairns, Pidgin Perfect. The multidisciplinary designer, who is based in Glasgow, will be travelling to Albania, Serbia, Azerbaijan and Turkey investigating public engagement in architecture and planning.
- Alexander Groves, Studio Swine. The London-based designer will be travelling to Brazil to research design projects which promote sustainable products from the Amazon Rainforest.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Tuesday 20 September 2016.
Full details and how to apply can be found on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.