ADDO Creative

#FOURTEEN – DISABLED ARTIST RESIDENCY OPPORTUNITY 

 Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting January 2018 
 Application Deadline: Midnight 30 November 2017 
 Interviews: 19 December 2017 

This is an artist residency opportunity for disabled artists (who identify as disabled people or have long term health conditions) who currently work or would like to develop their practice in the public realm.
 
We are inviting applications from contemporary UK-based disabled artists with a collaborative, participatory approach to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability in Mid Rhondda.  The Equalities Act defines disability as: “A physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities”.
 
Taking place between January to July 2018, the project will be led by the appointed artist’s practice but must seek to critically engage with the specific context of Mid Rhondda and with individuals / communities / groups in the area in seeking to address and challenge perceptions of disability.

The details of this engagement are open to development and may range from conversations / dialogue to making, performance or other forms of production.  The artist will develop the format and outputs of the residency over an initial Research & Development Phase in January – March 2018. 

It is expected that the residency will culminate in an event / exhibition / production to share the content and outcomes of the residency, the format of which will be developed through the residency and in collaboration with the project participants and partners.  The residency activity must take place within the Mid Rhondda area, which includes the areas of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.
 
The artist will be supported and mentored by Addo and Disability Arts Cymru.
 
For a full brief and details of how to apply, please visit:  http://www.addocreative.com/fourteen/