People United Artists Commissions 2013
People United, in collaboration with the Arts Council, Turner Contemporary, National Theatre, and Kent County Council, are launching a national programme of artists commissions which will take place in 2013. People United are looking for four artists from a wide range of art forms and disciplines to deliver stimulating and ambitious work exploring themes of empathy, belonging, and values.
The aims of the commissions are to:
- Produce high quality and inspiring art
- Explore how the arts can help grow a more caring society
- Contribute to the development of new research into the ways that arts can build communities and enable social change.
Turner Contemporary Artist Commission - VALUES
For this commission, Turner Contemporary is looking for an experienced artist-in-residence to examine and explore how art enables us to question our own values, morality and the way that we live our lives.
The artist will engage with one artwork or artefact from the exhibition Curiosity: Art & the Pleasures of Knowing, at Turner Contemporary 25 May - 15 September 2013, Margate. Devoted to wonder, awe and mystery in contemporary art and beyond, Curiosity will draw on the rich tradition of the Cabinet of Curiosity, revealing surprising meetings between art and science, and exploring the ways that artists today mine themes of fascination, inquiry, obsession, monstrosity and invention. The exhibition will provide rich research material in itself, and a unique environment in which to spend time watching how visitors to the gallery interact, reﬂect and respond to the chosen piece. The exhibition is a Hayward Touring and Turner Contemporary exhibition curated by Brian Dillon, in association with Cabinet magazine.
The process and outcome must take place at any time between 25 May and 15 September 2013, during the Curiosity exhibition.
We invite applications from a wide range of artists or practitioners working with a wide range of art forms, including visual arts, writing, performance, music or dance.
The residency should culminate in an event which could take place during the exhibition period (potentially during a Late Night Live event or in the Clore Learning Studio).
How to apply
- A CV (maximum 2 sides of typed A4).
- A proposal (of no more than 2 sides of typed A4) which should include the following: description of your proposal; your artistic rationale and proposed methodologies; if relevant, who the proposed participants might be; an indication of your proposed outcomes; an indication of expenditure; and names and contact details of two referees.
- Up to 3 examples of previous work (e.g. images, website, links)
- Please send low-resolution images or web links to images and ﬁlm – maximum 8MB.
- Please note that although we are asking for details of your proposal we recognise that your ideas may evolve and change before the commission begins.
Please send your full application electronically.Deadline for applications 12 noon on Monday 5 November.
Applications should be sent to: email@example.com
For more information about this national programme, please visit www.peopleunited.org.uk/resources.php
Stephanie Fuller, Regional Planning Senior Manager, South East, Arts Council England says:
'We are really excited by People United's new artists commissions - they are challenging, thought provoking and completely have the enrichment of both society and individual artists at the heart of them. The collaboration with National Theatre, Turner Contemporary and Kent County Council gives the commissions a wonderful sense of place and time and will anchor them in Lambeth, Margate, and Kent.
These commissions remind us that art should take risks but can also be about social change. They are well placed during a time when the value of art is being questioned – with a focus on empathy, belonging, values and learning as social outcomes, People United’s commissions truly show how great art can make our lives better.'