Knowledge Quarter partner Arts Catalyst is pleased to announce a new digital residency initiative for an Instagram artist-in-residence, the first of what is hoped will become a recurring programme of digital take-overs. From the 10th to the 30th of October 2017 there are looking for a contemporary artist interested in exploring the interrelationships between art, science and technology, to takeover the Arts Catalyst Instagram account.
There are particularly interested in proposals that critically approach Instagram as a medium itself and/or that look at the ecology of the city; environmental change and its impact on communities; forms of self-governance and commoning practices.
The selected artist will be expected to present a series of images – that could include work-in-progress, research, documentation of a new work created from start to finish or visual experiments within the context of Instagram – with an emphasis on experimentation in their field. During the residency, the selected artist is also invited to make use of Arts Catalyst’s King’s Cross space and window-fronts, in either/both a workshop and/or display capacity, although this is not a mandatory requirement.
Artists from a wide variety of disciplines, working in any medium are encouraged to submit a project proposal. There’s also a possibility to develop a future project with Arts Catalyst, based on the research/work carried out during this residency.
This residency opportunity forms part of Arts Catalyst’s forthcoming Undisciplinary Action Group, launching late 2017, a peer-led programme that will provide artists, curators and practitioners with a space for dialogue and learning in an informal, dynamic environment. The Undisciplinary Action Group will serve as a laboratory from which to discuss, develop and reflect on transdisciplinary practices and discourse.
Residency dates: 10 – 30 October 2017
Minimum content: 1 image/accompanying description per day
Fee: £500, all inclusive
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Wednesday 27 September, click here for more information and to apply.