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Goldsmiths
CCA

Residents

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is inviting applications for up to three student or alumni collectives / groups to become part of our Residents Programme, starting in 2023. It’s an exciting initiative developed to broaden the voices, relationships, and lines of inquiry of the CCA.

Overview of Residents
Residents will see up to eight community, academic, artistic and student groups take up residence in the John Garcia Family Foundation Gallery (the first gallery as you enter the building) for 2023. Each will use the space on a regular basis – either weekly, fortnightly, monthly – to host their activities, as an additional resource for their core work. Residencies will last 1 year (reviewable depending on emerging needs and priorities).

Residents will proactively increase community links and voices within the CCA, allow us to share our resources, encourage conversation, and examine potentials for collaboration and partnership.

The John Garcia Family Foundation Gallery at the CCA was redesigned as a multifunctional learning and engagement space in 2022 to support different needs. Shaped by design collective Access Power Visibility (APV), the space has a number of features to foster flexibility in practice, including lighting schemes, privacy curtains, and modular furniture. It can accommodate activities from screenings to workshops, can be a bright space, with large open windows, or be blacked out. A projector and speakers are installed. APV’s designs include features that support neurodivergences and accessibility requirements.

Background and Aims
At Goldsmiths CCA, learning with and from our constituent audiences is a key part of how we want to grow and develop as an organisation. Through Residents, we are creating conditions for different communities who make up the local ecosystem (with a focus on those under-represented at the CCA and other cultural spaces), to benefit from, and share in, our resources.

Our ambition for Residents is to continue as a site for collaboration, and to be open and relevant to different local communities, and where artistic, academic, and experiential forms of expertise can intersect.

Some of the groups involved in the inaugural year include; A Particular Reality, Alchemy, Ambient Jam, BlackGold Collective, Goldpaper Mental Health Working Group, Fifth Floor Collective, Rare Groove, and St James Hatcham Primary School.

Through Residents we aim to: 
– Open up the university’s resources to local artists and community groups/practices.
– Demonstrate the relevance of art to everyday life.
– Understand what cultural forms and modes of practice feel most relevant and pressing to the daily experiences of people in our locality, and learn from these as an organisation.
– Support, amplify and extend work in our locality to change outcomes for marginalised and under-represented communities.
– Enable many more people to access and benefit from art, culture and creative learning.
– Encourage the exchange of ideas between invited groups with possible unexpected outcomes beyond the scope of the gallery itself.

Your Involvement
We are looking to support a range of different groups. Perhaps you are part of a discussion group, or a studio group? It could be a collective established to support LGBTQI+ practices, or to look at a specific issue or idea you and your peers are interested in. Maybe you want to start a reading group or a crit club, or a have a research practice that needs support and opening out to an audience? It can be an established group or collective, or maybe you wish to form something new. Perhaps you have a desire to partner with students from a completely different part of the university, or graduates who have left and are working in another field.

Each group will have access to a stipend of up to £1500 to spend on activities. The CCA requires an outline budget, but the funds can be used for visiting speakers, transport, materials, or hosting.

The project is to support your work and need not be public, however if you wish to host anything for external audiences, we will do our best to support you. Residents is set up to support the development of your own practices. As such, this funding is not a fee.

Application
We are looking to select up to 3 student/alumni groups to join the project in its first year via open call. To be eligible as an alumni group you need to have graduated within the last 2 years.

To apply email a statement of interest to goldsmithscca@gold.ac.uk answering the following questions.

·      What is the name and membership of your group?
·      How would you describe your purpose and core activities?
·      How would you want to use a regular space at CCA and what would you propose doing?
·      How would being a Resident extend or add value to your core activity as a group?
·      How often would you want to use the space and at what time(s) of the week?
·      What spatial conditions would you need in order to do your work (room set up and equipment)?
·      Would you need any additional funds to realise your proposal (we have up to £1500 per group per year available)?

Applications can be made via text or by video. Please ensure that written applications are no longer than 500 words and video applications are no longer than 4 minutes.

We are interested in hearing from groups and communities of practice from across the University – all disciplines welcome. In applying please consider how regular use of a space at the CCA, and a relationship with us as an art gallery, can support your own needs and aims as a group.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 3rd January.

If you have any questions please contact our Curator, Natasha Hoare, n.hoare@gold.ac.uk

Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is inviting applications for up to three student or alumni collectives / groups to become part of our Residents Programme, starting in 2023. It’s an exciting initiative developed to broaden the voices, relationships, and lines of inquiry of the CCA.

Overview of Residents
Residents will see up to eight community, academic, artistic and student groups take up residence in the John Garcia Family Foundation Gallery (the first gallery as you enter the building) for 2023. Each will use the space on a regular basis – either weekly, fortnightly, monthly – to host their activities, as an additional resource for their core work. Residencies will last 1 year (reviewable depending on emerging needs and priorities).

Residents will proactively increase community links and voices within the CCA, allow us to share our resources, encourage conversation, and examine potentials for collaboration and partnership.

The John Garcia Family Foundation Gallery at the CCA was redesigned as a multifunctional learning and engagement space in 2022 to support different needs. Shaped by design collective Access Power Visibility (APV), the space has a number of features to foster flexibility in practice, including lighting schemes, privacy curtains, and modular furniture. It can accommodate activities from screenings to workshops, can be a bright space, with large open windows, or be blacked out. A projector and speakers are installed. APV’s designs include features that support neurodivergences and accessibility requirements.

Background and Aims
At Goldsmiths CCA, learning with and from our constituent audiences is a key part of how we want to grow and develop as an organisation. Through Residents, we are creating conditions for different communities who make up the local ecosystem (with a focus on those under-represented at the CCA and other cultural spaces), to benefit from, and share in, our resources.

Our ambition for Residents is to continue as a site for collaboration, and to be open and relevant to different local communities, and where artistic, academic, and experiential forms of expertise can intersect.

Some of the groups involved in the inaugural year include; A Particular Reality, Alchemy, Ambient Jam, BlackGold Collective, Goldpaper Mental Health Working Group, Fifth Floor Collective, Rare Groove, and St James Hatcham Primary School.

Through Residents we aim to: 
– Open up the university’s resources to local artists and community groups/practices.
– Demonstrate the relevance of art to everyday life.
– Understand what cultural forms and modes of practice feel most relevant and pressing to the daily experiences of people in our locality, and learn from these as an organisation.
– Support, amplify and extend work in our locality to change outcomes for marginalised and under-represented communities.
– Enable many more people to access and benefit from art, culture and creative learning.
– Encourage the exchange of ideas between invited groups with possible unexpected outcomes beyond the scope of the gallery itself.

Your Involvement
We are looking to support a range of different groups. Perhaps you are part of a discussion group, or a studio group? It could be a collective established to support LGBTQI+ practices, or to look at a specific issue or idea you and your peers are interested in. Maybe you want to start a reading group or a crit club, or a have a research practice that needs support and opening out to an audience? It can be an established group or collective, or maybe you wish to form something new. Perhaps you have a desire to partner with students from a completely different part of the university, or graduates who have left and are working in another field.

Each group will have access to a stipend of up to £1500 to spend on activities. The CCA requires an outline budget, but the funds can be used for visiting speakers, transport, materials, or hosting.

The project is to support your work and need not be public, however if you wish to host anything for external audiences, we will do our best to support you. Residents is set up to support the development of your own practices. As such, this funding is not a fee.

Application
We are looking to select up to 3 student/alumni groups to join the project in its first year via open call. To be eligible as an alumni group you need to have graduated within the last 2 years.

To apply email a statement of interest to goldsmithscca@gold.ac.uk answering the following questions.

·      What is the name and membership of your group?
·      How would you describe your purpose and core activities?
·      How would you want to use a regular space at CCA and what would you propose doing?
·      How would being a Resident extend or add value to your core activity as a group?
·      How often would you want to use the space and at what time(s) of the week?
·      What spatial conditions would you need in order to do your work (room set up and equipment)?
·      Would you need any additional funds to realise your proposal (we have up to £1500 per group per year available)?

Applications can be made via text or by video. Please ensure that written applications are no longer than 500 words and video applications are no longer than 4 minutes.

We are interested in hearing from groups and communities of practice from across the University – all disciplines welcome. In applying please consider how regular use of a space at the CCA, and a relationship with us as an art gallery, can support your own needs and aims as a group.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Tuesday 3rd January.

If you have any questions please contact our Curator, Natasha Hoare, n.hoare@gold.ac.uk

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