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    Open Call: g39 Fellowship Programme

    preview 18 June 2020

    A five-year initiative by g39, supported
    by the Freelands Artist Programme.

    The g39 Fellowship Programme supports a new group of artists every two years to develop their practice. It is part of the Freelands Artist Programme alongside equivalent initiatives organised by PS2 (Paragon Studios/Project Space) in Belfast, Site Gallery in Sheffield and Talbot Rice Gallery at the University of Edinburgh.

    Details: An Artist development programme.
    Eligibility: Wales based visual artists working in any media (see below)
    Deadline for application: 01/09/20 (1st September 2020)
    Programme Dates: Between Jan 2021- Dec 2022

    What exactly is on offer?
    Each artist will receive: A fee of £10,000 over two years
    The programme as outlined below
    Artists are also offered: Accommodation and travel costs for artists based over
    two hours away from Cardiff
    Costs towards any specific access requirements

    This is an invitation to apply to take part in a programme of artistic development aimed at early career artists. Five places are offered on a structured programme of twelve months of support that will take place within a period of two years (six months in each year).

    As part of the programme you are invited to base your self-directed studio practice at g39 and will be a keyholder. This gives 24-hour access to a shared studio, a cinema, the library, editing and design software as well as tools and AV equipment. You will be supported by workshops and training, contact time with mentors, visiting artists, curators as well as g39 staff. These are organised by g39 and the Freelands Artist Programme.

    You will also have access to the expanded g39 programme of guest speakers and lectures, group peer critique sessions, away days, research visits, remote networking and social activity.

    In addition, the Freelands Artist Programme will organise a symposium annually and an exhibition opportunity at the end of each two-year period for all participants.

    By the end of the five-year programme we will have supported twenty places on the programme.

    Who is this for?

    We welcome applications from people irrespective of disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family responsibility, age, race, ethnic origin, nationality (subject to issue of work permit where required), trade union membership and activity, political or religious beliefs.

    We are committed to supporting more applications and commissions from artists whose background and/or identity is under-represented in the programme, in our resources and our staff and board of g39. This includes, but is not limited to, artists from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, artists from lower socio-economic backgrounds, d/Deaf artists, neurodiverse artists, artists with disabilities or long-term health difficulties and artists with LGBTQIA+ identities.

    This information is gathered so that we can monitor what we do, but it is separate and anonymous. If you would like us to consider your background or identity during the selection process please tell us in your application.

    Is it for me?

    We are looking for those who will benefit the most from the developmental support and dialogue on offer. You should be:
    A visual artist - any media
    Living in Wales
    An artist with at least three years practice.
    In the process of establishing your career

    You should have a commitment to developing an outstanding art practice, be ambitious and open to working in the studio environment, to engaging and working alongside others. You should be available to attend the full itinerary of structured activity on offer as part of the programme.

    This opportunity is not open to artists in formal education during the programme.

    We are not looking for exhibition proposals or finalised project ideas.

    Get in touch.

    We are working to make our opportunities accessible and easy to apply to and to make the process as user-friendly as we can. We welcome and encourage applicants facing barriers to applying and hope that we can accommodate as wide a range of applicants as possible.

    Access support is available for all applicants, including alternative formats and tailored support. Contact us if you want to receive this form or apply in a different format (eg paper format, via audio/ video, large print version), and we will be happy to discuss more suitable alternatives with you and how to submit them.

    Likewise if you have any access requirements that you would like to discuss before applying, please contact us. We set aside a budget to support individual access requirements. g39 is a single level building and is accessible to wheelchair users.

    Please contact post@g39.org or call +44(0)2920 473 633 and leave a message. We work part time and will acknowledge your message within three working days and aim to answer your question or set a time and date to chat further within five working days.

    If you have more questions you might find an answer in our Frequently Asked Questions section. We will also be running two open access group advice sessions via ZOOM on Saturday 8th August (08/08/20) and Wednesday 12th August (12/08/20).

    During these sessions you can meet with a member of the g39 team in advance of applying. While we are unable to read draft applications or texts, we are able to talk about eligibility, how the programme will run and guide you as to how you might strengthen your application.