#FOURTEEN - Residency Opportunity for a Disabled Artist

Bursary: £12,000 for 6 months starting January 2018

Deadline for applications: midnight 30 November 2017

Interviews: 19 December 2017

This is an artist residency opportunity for disabled artists (individuals who identify as disabled people or have long term health conditions) and currently work or would like to develop their practice in the public realm.

Addo are inviting applications from contemporary UK-based disabled artists with a collaborative/participatory approach to undertake a residency to produce a contemporary art project that addresses and challenges perceptions of disability in Mid Rhondda.  The Equalities Act defines disability as: “A physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Taking place between January – July 2018, the project will be led by the appointed artist’s practice but must seek to critically engage with the specific context of the Mid Rhondda and with individuals/communities/groups in the area in seeking to address and challenge perceptions of disability. The details of this engagement are open to development and may range from conversations/dialogue to more direct participatory activities.

The artist will develop the format and outputs of the residency over an initial Research & Development Phase (January – March 2018). It is expected that the residency will culminate in an event/exhibition/production to share the content/outcomes of the residency, the format of which will developed through the residency and in collaboration with the project partners.

The residency activity must take place within the Mid Rhondda area, which includes the areas of Tonypandy, Trealaw, Penygraig, Clydach and Llwynypia.

The artist will be supported and mentored by Addo and Disability Arts Cymru.

For the full brief and details of how to apply, please visit http://www.addocreative.com/fourteen/

This residency opportunity is funded by the Community Foundation in Wales through the Fourteen Programme with match funding from Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council and support from Disability Arts Cymru, Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council Arts Development Team and Mid Rhondda Communities First.


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