Wigtown Book Fest Test

Have just applied for the Spring Fling and Wigtown Book Festival Residency. I did kind of apply for it on a whim but I do genuinely have a lot to offer to this so I hope they realise that.

Here is some more info about the Residency, taken straight from the website. 

“Scotland’s largest art and craft open studios event, Spring Fling, is seeking to appoint an artist-in-residence at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival (28 September to 7 October 2012).”

We would like to invite an artist to apply for a 12-day residency in Wigtown that will culminate in a new body of work to be shown during Spring Fling 2013.

During their 12-day residency the selected artist will be expected to engage fully with the book festival, attending festival events and engaging with festival visitors and speakers. We will provide a studio-style space for the artist to create work in during this time and the artist will be expected to be present in the studio to talk to visitors about their work for a certain amount of time during the residency. Times for this can be limited and agreed in advance but this must be done immediately following selection to ensure that details can be listed in the Wigtown Book Festival brochure.

The selected artist must agree to create artwork inspired by Wigtown Book Festival. This should include the actual festival itself but might also cover its engagement with the town, with local inhabitants, with visitors and with ideas.

We are open to the format of the residency, which could be an exhibition or installation. The residency opportunity is open to artists working in all practices but we believe it will particularly appeal to artists wishing to rise to the challenge of:

– Developing a new piece of work in a short period of time

– Developing work with new material in a new space

– Presenting new work to a new audience

– Working independently in a new environment

– Developing work incorporating some form of audience participation

– Using social/digital media as part of the creation or recording of the work”

I think with all my experience at developing and delivering workshops, teaching jewellery and organising exhibitions they’d be daft not to ask me. Even if I do say so myself. 🙂


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