Following on from the success of our 2018-19 Artist In Residence (AIR) project ‘In The Pink’ by Sean Burns, SHOUT Festival (Birmingham LGBT) are looking to appoint West Midlands based LGBTQ+ identifying artist working in any art form as our 2019-20 Artist in Residence.
Part of SHOUT’s ongoing commitment to platform, strengthen and develop queer voices in the West Midlands, the selected artist will be supported by the SHOUT Festival team to develop and create a new piece of artistic work or creative project which speaks to and/or engages with LGBTQ+ communities in the West Midlands.
In addition to this the selected artist will receive personalised support towards their own creative and professional development, the SHOUT team will work with the chosen artist to create a development plan tailored to the needs of the individual which may include supporting the artist to undergo specific training (i.e. in bid-writing etc.), mentoring with artists/producers, opportunities to attend conferences etc.
The SHOUT AIR commission is a chance for artists to expand their practice and to engage with local LGBTQ+ communities. The AIR position is aimed at giving artists who have an established practice but have not yet received a major commission/exhibition opportunity or are looking to take a new direction in their practice a platform to create and develop.
We’re particularly interested in supporting project ideas that sit between the gaps of conventional performance, visual art, or moving image work – this is not an opportunity to commission a gallery exhibition or studio theatre performance, rather we want to support artists to work with and for local communities and to create something which can shine in a festival context.
Application deadlines are 10am Monday 8th July for further details about the opportunity and how to apply download the SHOUT AIR Brief by clicking here. If you have any questions feel free to contact Adam Carver by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.