B.resident and B.mentored

Beacon-2014

Beacon Opportunities – B.resident and B.mentored, Lincolnshire, UK

Two week Residency and Mentoring Sessions
Deadlines: June 23 and June 30, 2014
Application fee: none

Beacon seeks to inspire others by sharing its curiosity about contemporary visual art through the delivery of a programme of regular events and one off curated projects.

http://beaconartproject.org/opportunities

Beacon is a visual art organisation based in Lincolnshire in the East Midlands. It was set up in 2004 by John Plowman and Nicola Streeten.

B.resident

Beacon is offering three separate residencies each of two weeks duration scheduled to occur between August-September, November-December 2014 and March-April 2015. The exact dates will be confirmed in consultation with the selected artists. The themes of B.resident are collaboration, the production, presentation and reception of art outside of mainstream paradigms. B.resident is open to application from UK based artists at all stages of their career and who are not currently in formal education and will not be during the residency period.

The aims of B.resident are to:

Offer the selected artists the time and space to focus on the development of their work.
Challenge the selected artists to develop their understanding of how a contemporary art practice may reside in a rural context.

Develop longer-term relationships with the artists Beacon works with.

Each selected artist will:

Be provided with a studio with basic self-contained living accommodation in the Lincolnshire village of Wellingore.
Receive a fee of £2000 to cover all costs.
Receive mentoring support from John Plowman, director and curator of Beacon
Receive mentoring support from a visiting artist/curator chosen in consultation with the artist.
Exhibit and give a presentation as part of the B.talking programme.

B.mentored

Beacon is offering the opportunity for 6 artists, curators and art professionals living or working in the East Midlands region to take part in B.mentored. A series of mentoring sessions with John Plowman, artist with over 30 years experience who is also Director and Curator of Beacon. Each session will be tailored to meet the needs of each individual artist and will take place in the selected applicants workplace. B.mentored is open to application from artists, curators and art professionals living or working in the East Midlands region at all stages of their career and who are not currently in formal education and will not be during the residency period.

The aims of B.mentored are to:

Focus on the development of critical thinking around the selected artists art practice.
Offer East Midlands artists a meaningful mentoring opportunity with a measurable outcome.
Develop longer-term relationships with the artists Beacon works with.

Each selected applicant will:

Receive two one to one in depth mentoring meetings.
Receive continuing mentoring advice and feedback via email.
Their profile details on the Beacon website.
Exhibit and/or give a presentation as part of the B.talking programme.

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