Applications open for CFPR Visiting Artist / Designer in Residence

We welcome artists and design practitioners to come and work with us on a 1 to 2 month residency programme (30 – 60 days). We are looking for a range of artists and designers – from unconventional to inspirational – who are makers, working at any level of their career, and are advancing the boundaries of art, design and technology. The residencies will take place at our new labs and studios at Frenchay Campus.

As an Artist or Designer in residence, you will make a body of work that will contribute to the CFPR archive and the editions portfolio. You will have a curiosity and range of interests that may include (but not exclusive to) fine art, print, product design, robotics, electronics, software, manufacturing, materials science.  You will have a combination of visual, technical and creative skills, are adaptable, willing to fail, try new technologies and work outside your comfort zone.

The Artist / Designer in residence programme also presents a truly exciting opportunity for exceptional and motivated individuals to make significant contributions to the Centre’s research. As part of each residency, you will deliver a range of inspiring lectures or practice-based sessions to our researchers and postgraduate students. We will agree the number and format of such sessions (lectures, exhibitions, portfolio making etc) at the outset of the residency. You must be able confidently to present and demonstrate ideas to a cross-disciplinary community and across different audience levels and groups.

Before submitting, please take time to look at our website. We have a range of laboratories – traditional and photomechanical print, robotics and CNC, graphene, ceramic printing and extrusion; equipment including screenprint, etching, letterpress, co-robots, multi-axis  CNC machines, laser cutter, paper plotter, 3D printing for polymers and ceramics, digital wide format inkjet and UV, photography, platemaking and wet processing, glass and ceramic kilns, colour viewing cabinet, fume cabinets; testing machines including spectrophotometer, tensile strength tester, rheometer, tensiometer.

To apply, please read the post description here and apply online here.

We will accept submissions from now until 30th June 2022. We will be starting the residencies as soon as possible in order to maximise the number of opportunities for as many applicants as possible over the next year. The first residencies can be undertaken from January 2022 and the final residency will end in March 2023. So, please do not wait until the deadline: submit as soon as you are ready.

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