Opportunity: Artist in Residence, Culture LAB: Arts in the Community, Ipswich County Library

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Week-long, mixed media residency working in partnership with METAL

Monday 30 July – Friday 3 August 2018

As part of Year 1 of the Suffolk Libraries Arts Programme, we are inviting Suffolk artists to take over the top floor of Ipswich County Library to explore the role creativity plays as catalyst for nurturing confidence and wellbeing in young people.

The residency will not only explore the role of the arts in the community but will also provide artists the opportunity to research and develop their own ideas and practice, with the opportunity to present their own concepts of a ‘blue-sky’ community programme to stakeholders and the general public.

In April 2018, Suffolk Libraries were awarded NPO status by Arts Council England. Suffolk Libraries is made up of 44 individual libraries across the county and as part of this creative process each artist will be matched with a library to explore its history and understand the landscape of its community and asked to incorporate this narrative into their practice.

Following the residency, artists may be approached by Suffolk Libraries to be commissioned to deliver pilots of their projects from September 2018.

The rate of pay is £500 for the week (including lunch provided by Suffolk Libraries)

If you are interested in being involved in the development of the Suffolk Libraries Arts Programme, please send a CV and completed application formto:

Melissa Matthews, Arts Programmes Coordinator, arts@suffolklibraries.co.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 June 2018 at 5pm and applicants will be notified of our decision on Monday 2 July 2018


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