09/01/2011

Artist in residence Opportunity!


Artist in Residency Opportunity for 2011

The 2011 Alexandra Reinhardt Memorial Award, Artist in Residence 

Part time, salary £10,000, deadline 2.30pm February 4th 2011.

The Alexandra Memorial Award is excited to announce a call for it’s seventh Artist in Resident.  
The 2011 Alexandra Memorial Award (ARMA) will be run at The Art Room at Oxford School in association with First Story, London – a charity that places writers in challenging schools to develop literacy and creativity. The winning artist will be required to run 12 full day creative workshops at The Art Room, Oxford www.theartroom.org.uk, working with secondary school children and alongside an acclaimed writer.

The artist and writer will work together to stimulate the children in their creativity and literacy – using art as a tool to develop creative story writing, design and illustration. Artists are welcomed from any medium. The Residency will culminate in the publication of a book of work by all involved. The Artist will be required to create a public art installation for display at the school, which will also feature on the front cover of the book. This will be followed by a book launch.

The winning artist will devise his/her own working process in relation to the needs of The Art Room/First Story and will receive support from two trained Art Room therapists and a First Story professional throughout the residency.

The successful artist will be awarded £10,000, please note this includes all expenses such as travel, materials and artist's time.Please note that The Art Room is unable to provide studio accommodation and it will be the artist's responsibility to make arrangements for such a facility if required.

The appointed artist will need to pass a Criminal Record Bureau check to ensure they are cleared to work with children.

For more information and how to apply please go to: www.alexandrareinhardt.org.uk/award.php to download complete the ARMA application form and return no later than 2.30pm February 4th 2011.

This project is funded by the Max Reinhardt Charitable Trust

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