How to apply for the SPACE Art + Technology residency programme

Deadline for applications

13 March 2022 at 24:00 in Finnish time (GMT+2).

Scholarship and spaces

The residency, taking place from 1 September to 30 November 2022 is fully funded with the support of Saastamoinen Foundation. The grant covers accommodation, 24-hour studio and equipment access (shared with other 3 artists in residence), general support and curatorial advice, networking opportunities and monthly peer-to-peer sessions led by specialist mentor during the residency. A monthly stipend and a production allowance is awarded to the selected artist for the period in residence. Furthermore, travel expenses to and from London (from within Europe) are funded from the programme. The artist accommodation at Martello Cottage is equipped with an office / studio space. The cottage is on the premises of a larger studio building in Hackney, managed by SPACE.

The selected artist will receive:

  • A travel allowance from Finland to UK
  • Three month accommodation
  • 24-hour studio and equipment access
  • A stipend of £2250 in total
  • A production allowance of £1000 in total
  • Curatorial support and programming opportunities
  • General support, advice, studio visits and networking opportunities
  • Monthly peer-to-peer sessions, led by specialist mentor

As an International Incubators in Fine Arts project grantee, the selected artist commits to share his/her processes in the form of a blog or another open digital platform during the residency and talk about the opportunity to fine art students at the Academy of Fine Arts in events agreed upon in advance. The shared material can be used in the final report from the residency period.

Eligibility

MFA graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki working in Art + Tech may apply for the InProcess residency programme at SPACE Art + Technology. The residency welcomes emerging alumni and recent graduates of all ages.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is 13 March 2022 by midnight (24:00) Finnish time.

Please read the open call for residency objectives. Practitioners will be selected in recognition of their proposal’s compatibility with the critical and experimental nature of the three-month residency structure, where the focus is on process over product.

To apply, applicants must submit the following:

  1. Full Contact Details (including telephone, email, mobile number and address) with a short presentation.
  2. Proposal for new project or production to be developed or completed during the residency period: max 750 words (in the proposal, please include a section on how this residency will fit within your practice and why this is a good time for you to be applying for it.)
  3. Proposal for an artist led workshop to investigate their subject collaboratively.
  4. Examples of previous work: a maximum of 15 images and 4 video links, sent as 1 PDF file no larger than 5 mb. Please note that a website link alone will not be accepted, a PDF portfolio is required. For voluminous files (like videos), please insert a link to the server/website/YouTube/Vimeo where the file can be viewed. Please include the basic information about each work (year, technique, materials, measures / duration etc.)
  5. Artist CV

All applications are to be submitted in English as one single file by email to: kuva.kirjaamo@uniarts.fi 
For the title, please use your name and ”SPACE alumni residency”. Please make sure that the files can be opened and that all the links to external sites work at least up to two months after the deadline has past.

Selection process

All applications will be reviewed by an international panel who will create a shortlist of three (3) applicants. The panel is formed by one Uniarts Helsinki Academy of Fine Arts representative and two invited international experts. The final decision will be made by Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager and other members of the selection committee of the SPACE. All applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application within a month after closing the call. We will offer short overview feedback based on the decision-making framework when requested by the applicant at a specified time given when informing about the selection.

All applications will be treated confidentially, only the staff and the jury concerned will have access to the information received. For further information on the handling of personal data, read Uniarts Helsinki’s data protection statement for scholarship applicants.

About SPACE

London’s largest studios provider, supporting artists and building creative communities since 1968

SPACE is founded on the belief that enjoyment of and access to arts and creative processes are intrinsic to the development of a healthy and dynamic culture.

Our mission is to provide the space, resources and opportunities for people to create art, for people to engage with art and for people to develop their creative potential. By providing affordable studio space, we support artists throughout their careers. We complement this with an arts and education programme of exhibitions, events, neighbourhood-based learning and participation projects and training for both young people and professional artists. Our activities support the growth of individuals, encourage ownership of creativity and nurture a creative society.

spacestudios.org.uk

Further information

Information on the residency programme:
Kristina Pulejkova, Art and Technology Programme Manager, SPACE, London
kristina@spacestudios.org.uk 

Information on the open call and grant:
Sade Kahra, project manager at Uniarts Helsinki’s Academy of Fine Arts
International Incubators in Fine Arts funded by Saastamoinen Foundation
sade.kahra@uniarts.fi