GSA DESIGNERS GROUP R&D RESIDENCY, ‘BUILDING BLOCKS’ 2016

GSA are looking for 4 designers to take part in a research & development group residency in Reid Gallery at The Glasgow School of Art. The Reid Gallery will become the studio, open at key times during the residency for talks and events. The residency lasts for two weeks 16-30 Sept 2016.
 
The designer can be from any design discipline, for example, graphics, illustration, service design, design innovation, textile, craft, silversmith & jewellery, furniture design, exhibition design, design curation, or interior design. The Designer should be over 1 year after graduating from under-graduate or post-graduate course.
 
This is two weeks to develop a project which for you represents the next step in your practice. Alternatively it can specifically tie into aspects of GSA Exhibitions work or context. For example, we are looking to find new methods of engaging our audiences. We are also within our gallery spaces looking for developing designs of gallery furniture such as invigilator chairs.
 
You can apply as an individual or as a collaboration. We expect each designer to develop their work in the Reid Gallery; and each to give a public lunchtime talk or lead an event in the gallery space during the residency. GSA is part of Doors Open Weekend 17 & 18 Sept so the designer should consider this opportunity to engage with public also as part of the residency as the gallery will be open 10-4.30 that weekend.
 
Each designer will receive:
Designer fee: £1000
Event fee: £125
Material costs up to £200
Per diems: £200
 
Please note that there are no travel costs or accommodation available
 
How to apply:
To be considered for this opportunity please send the info outlined below to t.kotze@gsa.ac.uk for no later than 5pm Fri 19 August.
 
Please include Subject line: Building Blocks Residency
 
– A statement of intent no more than 500 words outlining proposed research for what you would like to do on this research & development residency.
– Bio / CV including contact info, of no more than 2 pages
– Up to 6 supporting images with image list
 
Guidance on submitting material:
– If larger than 10MB in entirety, please send by WeTransfer or similar
– Please save your image files as DESIGNER NAME_TITLE OF WORK_YEAR.jpg
– Images will be viewed on screen so donot require to be large files
– To submit video, film, sound or web work please send appropriate urls (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube)
– Regarding any supporting material, print or publication, for ease we would prefer links to url featuring them.
 
Timeline:
Deadline: 5pm Fri 19 August
All candidates informed of outcome by Fri 26 August
Residency begins Fri 16 Sept
Doors Open Weekend Sat 17 & Sun 18 Sept
Residency concludes Fri 30 Sept 2016
 
About GSA Exhibitions:
The Glasgow School of Art Exhibitions Department curates a year-round public programme that works with contemporary artists, designers and architects from the UK and abroad, as well as interacting with teaching and research activities and developing creative opportunities with staff and students. Our innovative programme of exhibitions, performance, seminars, talks, off-site projects, publishing initiatives and outreach, aims to explore the creative, social and educational nature of contemporary practice. We also make exciting links to the rich heritage and architecture of The Glasgow School of Art and its collections. Throughout the academic year there is the opportunity to see the work of the GSA undergraduates and postgraduates.
 
GSA Exhibitions has a track record of organising group residencies, see:
 
Three Points of Contact Residency
Colm Cille’s Spiral Residency
This is GSA Exhibitions’ first residency for designers. To view more of our projects please go to: http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/exhibitions
 
Please phone office hours Mon-Fri 9-5 if you have any questions: 0141 353 4538
 
This opportunity has received support as part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, an initiative delivered by VisitScotland.
 
Deadline is Friday 19 August 2016 at 5pm
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