Artist in Working Residence Programme in Theatre and Performance
School of Arts and New Media
University of Hull @ Scarborough
The School of Arts and New Media, University of Hull @ Scarborough is home to an innovative team of subject specialists working together to offer a range of degree courses in the following subject areas: Creative Music Technology, Digital Media, English, Theatre and Performance and a range of Interdisciplinary degrees. The programmes offered in the school are designed to prepare students to engage with contemporary art and media in the world today. Studying in SANM offers artistic and intellectual skills and experience that enable students to work in cultural and new media industries. See: http://www2.hull.ac.uk/scarborough/campus_departments/sanm.aspx
Following two successful residencies by Proto-type Theatre in 2009-10, and Reckless Sleepers in 2010-11 (the outcome of the second residency is currently showing at Flare International Festival in Manchester), the School
of Arts and New Media, University of Hull @ Scarborough seeks to commission a professional facilitator and/or performance artist(s) to make one or a series of new performances working with Year 3 students of our BA in
Theatre and Performance and the BA in Media Performance. We are looking for an experienced contemporary performance practitioner or company, with a strong body of innovative work. Some experience of facilitating workshops is
required. Experience of teaching /facilitating workshops within HE is desirable.
We envisage this as a two-week working residency, which should result to performance work(s) of professional (or near-professional) quality. The performance outcome(s) will be presented to the public at the end of this residency, as part of Coastival, see http://www.coastival.com/ The materials and work methods involved should allow and encourage students to undertake a high degree of initiative and responsibility in developing the work further after the end of the residency, for touring to national or international festivals, as the foundation for individual artistic practice or for funding a graduate company.
The residence will be hosted within the University of Hull's Scarborough campus. Our facilities include three professional, flexible workshop/performance venues of up to 80 capacity, a workshop studio and other facilities that can be booked according to requirements. The venues are equipped with professional lighting, sound systems, computers, wireless broadband and projectors. Other equipment can become available if required, upon negotiation. The artist will be supported before and throughout the residency by the module coordinator and production tutors.
Applications are invited from artists based in the UK or overseas.
Short-listed artists will be interviewed by phone or skype.
Proposals by undergraduate students will not be considered.
The selection panel consists of:
Dr Aristita Albacan, Lecturer, Subject Group Leader, Theatre & Performance
Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou, Lecturer, Module Coordinator, Director of PG Studies
Neill Warhurst, Performance Production Tutor, Departmental Resources Coordinator
Linda Hockley, Head, School of Arts and New Media
The working residency will take place from the 20th February till the 4th of March 2012. The dates are non negotiable.
The selected artist will be expected to:
* Be in consultation with the Module Coordinator prior to the beginning of the residency in order to develop materials and agree on methods employed for the workshop delivery.
* Deliver appropriate materials prior to the beginning of the residency, so that the students can be adequately prepared for the intensive sessions.
* Deliver 36 hours of workshop time during a two-week residency, which will result to outcomes as described above.
* Support the students for the presentation of these outcomes to public audiences in Scarborough, as a Coastival-branded event, at the end of the two weeks residency.
Artist's fee (inclusive of expenses such as travel, accommodation and per diem): £4,000 [non-EU applicants will also need to cover work permit expenses from this fee]
Production budget for Scarborough presentation: £500
The resident artist will also be supported by SANM staff and will have access to SANM's facilities and equipment.
How to apply:
Please send a proposal to Maria Chatzichristodoulou at M.Chatzi@hull.ac.uk
Or by post at:
School of Arts and New Media
University of Hull, Scarborough Campus
Your proposal should include:
* 500-1,000-word summary of the project and the intended outcome(s)
* 300-500-word description of the methods you intend to employ in order to achieve intended outcome(s)
* Relevant visual documentation (if available)
* CV (please state experience as workshop facilitator, experience of teaching in Higher Education and whether you have a recent CRB check)
* Name and contact details of two referees (preferably one would be based in an academic setting)
* Selected visual documentation of past projects
For visual documentation: please restrict image numbers to 10 max. and showreel duration to 20mins max. DVDs should either be region free or encoded for region 2.
Deadline for Submissions: Friday 26 August 2011, 17:00.
Please note: The appointment is on a freelance basis and all fees are inclusive of VAT
The residency is aimed at supporting a professional performance artist(s) or facilitator and is not restricted by media.
Particular attention will be given to:
a) how the artist intends to engage with the students
b) the originality of the proposed project and outcomes
c) the methods proposed for supporting the students to furthering their practice
d) the relevance of the proposed project in line with our curriculum
e) how the artist intends to use this opportunity to inform /advance his/her professional practice
Each application will be considered on its own merit against the stated criteria.
For enquiries please feel free to email Dr Maria Chatzichristodoulou at
Please note that the student-related performance outcome(s) of this working residency are property of SANM. Excerpts of the process and outcomes can be recorded and used for the promotion and dissemination purposes of the School
whereas the performance work(s) can be submitted to international festivals.
The Scarborough campus of the University of Hull is fully accessible.