Temporary Arts project Ltd, (TAP) are pleased to announce the return of our ONSITE residency for 2014, selected by Andrew Hunt and Mike Nelson.
This opportunity is open to artists working in all media at any stage in their career, and is perfect for an ambitious artist or an artist group who is ready to take their work to the next level.
The residency will be based at TAP in the Winch Room - an unusual space that once contained a well. Although the well is now capped and hidden under the floor, the old Victorian winching system still looms overhead at an epic 8.5m high.
Andrew Hunt and Mike Nelson will select a shortlist of artists from the ONSITE submissions. Shortlisted artists will take part in a group exhibition, from which the resident artist (or artists group) and a new runner up cash prize of £500 will be awarded.
The resident artist(s) will have sole use of the Winch Room space at TAP, during the residency and the final exhibition. The successful artist(s) will also be invited to discuss the prospect of using other parts of our large main gallery space.
Other facilities and equipment will include:
Use of the TAP facilities including: Printmaking Room, Design & Editing Suite and Dark Room
Use of TAP AV equipment including monitors, data projectors, DVD players, speakers
Use of TAP Tool Kit and ladders
Wireless Internet access
Access to social spaces including kitchen
The resident artist (artists group)will be supported by:
A £1,000 prize money
Help towards accommodation and travel expenses in/to Southend on Sea of up to £1,500
Assistance towards solo exhibition production and/or limited edition/publication costs
Marketing costs of related events and solo exhibition
Presentation of the work in form of artist talks and workshops
Ongoing advice and support from gallery staff
Please note, we expect the successful artist(s) to commit to being on-site at TAP for at least one month of the residency.
The successful artist(s) will also be invited to take part in a variety of extended programme and events. There will also be opportunity for peer support and opportunities to meet with TAP’s own studio artists, other local artists, art initiatives and curators.
Applications are welcomed from all artists(s) based in the UK and overseas.
There is a £10 submission fee.
As an artist run space, everyone at TAP understands the current debate surrounding fees regarding open submission. The submission fee for ONSITE goes directly into the ONSITE residency and works in conjunction with the Arts Council (Grants for the Arts) project funding we apply for.
To show our appreciation for the support that artists provide to us and spaces like ours, all ONSITE submissions will automatically be given a years TAP artist membership (normally £15) and will receive a new biannual members digital journal that will include artists essays and images surrounding our exhibitions and talks. As artist members you will also be able to submit work for peer reviewed inclusion in these journals.