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by 7 November 17:00 GMT

Applications for the next Collective Matter Ceramics Residency are now open, welcoming proposals for a funded six month period at our studio in Bermondsey, South East London. 

We welcome applicants at all stages of their journey with clay!

The residency offers space and support for individuals from any field or background to create new work or undergo a period of research in clay. The residency is held in our ceramics studio within a vibrant, cross-disciplinary studio complex of professional artists and makers in the heart of south London with easy access to the Jubilee line and bus routes.

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Above is a video of the livestreamed event for our previous resident Lulu Senft's exhibtion, 'Hold Up' presented by our partner organisation, Modern Painters, New Decorators. The 2 minute countdown to the livestream portion of the video begins at 13:02

Residency Information:

Deadline for applications is 8th November 2021 5pm GMT

 

Applications for the next Collective Matter Ceramics Residency are now open, welcoming proposals for a funded six month period at our studio in Bermondsey, South East London. 

 

The residency offers space and support for individuals from any field or background to create new work or undergo a period of research in clay. The residency is held in our ceramics studio within a vibrant, cross-disciplinary studio complex of professional artists and makers in the heart of south London with easy access to the Jubilee line and bus routes.

 

We welcome applicants at all stages of their journey with clay. Whilst no previous formal education is required, some pre-knowledge of basic ceramic processes is necessary as the resident will be largely self-sufficient. The resident will be supported with some technical assistance, tutorials and free studio throughout the six month period. They will also be offered a £200 materials budget and a final presentation of work at artist-led gallery, Modern Painters New Decorators, in Loughborough. We are happy to consult on alternative funding sources and support the writing of additional funding applications.

 

As a collective we champion the idea that creative opportunities should be available to all, and have experience in working with the public and community projects. As part of the residency, we are happy to support artists developing skills in facilitating participation and engagement if appropriate (this could be through workshop development, one off events, talks, collaborative practices etc). 

 

We recognise the lack of representation and opportunities in the arts for people from racialised backgrounds and so welcome people who have faced barriers to access as a result of either systematic or interpersonal racism. We also welcome those who have faced barriers to access based on gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical disability and neurodiversity, socio-economic status or intersectional oppressions based on their identities. 

 

Current students are not eligible. International applicants are welcome to apply but we regret that we cannot provide travel or accommodation costs at this time. 

 

Sugarhouse Studios has a Covid protocol which includes the use of masks and hand sanitiser in public spaces, so we remained open during the last lockdowns, with all tutorials with Collective Matter conducted online. However, should another lockdown occur, we’re happy to be flexible with start dates and if you have any further concerns or access/safety requirements, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Dates and Duration:            February  - September 2022


 

Facilities and Resources:

 

  • Private studio space 4m x 2m 

(the studio has full ramp and wheelchair access and we can modify workben

ches if required)

  • Free access to our ceramics studio (8am - 6pm Monday - Saturday)

including:

                - 2 kilns (largest 50x50x120cm)

                - Throwing wheel

                -  Pug mill

                - Plaster/glaze working area

                -  Some access to shared materials 

                - Use of shared communal kitchen

                - WiFi

 

  • 2 hours  a month technical assistance from our studio manager

 

  • 3 tutorials throughout the residency with Collective Matter
     

  • Materials budget of £200

 

  • Induction into the studio and wider Sugarhouse studio

 

  • 1 day-a-week use of our communal workshop space to run not-for-profit workshops/ seminars/ crits etc

 

  • Use of the communal workshop space to run income-generating workshops at a small additional fee

 

 

Kiln firings not included: £10 - £25 cost per firing
 

Selection Criteria:

Selection for interview will be based on the following:

  • Your need for a period of research and development and your reasons for applying to the residency

  • The potential of your proposed ideas, and how they relate to your previous work

  • Suitability of your work for the space

  • Your interest in working in a professional, cross-disciplinary environment 

 

Deadline for applications is 8th November 2021 5pm GMT

 

Selection panel: 

Eva Masterman, Mary O’Malley

 

Timeline: 

8th November  2021         Deadline for applications

15th November 2021          All applicants  notified on the outcome of their application

22nd - 29th November         Successful applicants invited for interview via zoom 

1st  December  2022          Resident will be chosen and notified

February - September 2022      Residency period (specific dates agreed with resident)

 

Please submit the following information and answers to the application questions to:

cllctv.matter@gmail.com with the words 'Residency 2022' and your last name in the subject line. Video applications are also welcome, in place of a written application form.

 

  • Email, contact telephone number, website address

  • Documentation of your work: 5 images 72dpi or Videos (max duration 5mins) to be sent as YouTube or Vimeo links. 

  • Image list with full details of work represented

 

Please feel free to reach out to us in regards to this application if you have any questions or require clarification on any of the requirements or what is on offer. If we can do anything to address access needs either in relation to completing the application or accessibility within the residency itself, we’ll do our best to accommodate this.

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