Applications Open - 'United' international residency programme
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Part One: Leicester, UK; Tuesday 18th - Friday 21st June 2019

Part Two: Kristiansand, Norway; Wednesday 9th - Sunday 13th October 2019

Application Deadline: Monday 22 April 2019, midday

UKYA & Platform Nord are pleased to announce a new international joint working programme for young artists to gain a better understanding of international working and the value of intercultural dialogue. United will be delivered in two parts: part one will be held in Leicester in the UK, and part two will be held in Kristiansand, Norway. UK Young Artists are seeking up to five UK-based artists to join four Nordic-based artists on this programme. We are looking for outstanding young emerging artists/companies wishing to develop an international career in the arts and culture sector to be part of the United programme, a  nearly six month programme from June 2019 – October 2019 in partnership with Platform Nord.

  • United will offer opportunities to participate in residencies in the UK and Norway. These will take place in Leicester (18-21 June 2019) & Platform Nord, Kristiansand (9-13 October 2019)

  • United participants will engage in a dynamic programme of events, such as workshops, talks, field-trips, performances, exchanges, one-to-one sessions and discussion groups both in the UK and Norway.

United will also provide artists with

  • £500 cash towards ongoing practice and/or development of ideas formed through United

  • Opportunity to meet and network with leading sector specialists, artists and other arts protagonists from UK and Norway/Europe

  • Shared (twin room) accommodation in UK and Norway

  • Return travel to and from UK to Norway

  • Support towards travel costs within the UK to and from Leicester

  • Most meals will be covered although expect some costs for drinks and other subsistence

    Who Is Eligible?

    UKYA are looking for up to five outstanding young emerging artists/companies based in the UK wishing to develop an international career and meet the following criteria:

    • Must be aged 18–30 (on or by Monday 22 April 2019) and be allowed to work or study in the UK at the time of making this application.

    • Artists must demonstrate an original voice within their work

    • Artists must demonstrate an appetite to develop their work or practice internationally

    • UKYA are able to see how they are able to support the international development of your practice

    • Must be available for the the two parts of the programme

    Artists working within the following

    Applied arts: ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery, fashion, printmaking

    Design:  industrial, graphic and product design

    Digital Art: digital art, interactive and immersive work

    Literature: writing, poetry, storytelling and spoken word.

    Moving image: film, documentary, artist video and animation.

    Music:  all genres of music will be considered from individuals, bands and collaborations.

    Performance: theatre, dance, live art, and sound art

    Fine Arts: fine art, photography, installation, illustration, sound art, site-specific work and sculpture.

To Apply

Full details on how to apply can be found in the brief below. Please send all relevant documents and supporting media to Laura Evans on by Monday 22 April, midday.

Download the full brief and application form here

Download the mandatory equal opportunities form here

Laura Evans