Open Call: Writer/curator in Residence

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is supporting a writer/curator to undertake a week’s residency in Alnmouth, Northumberland in collaboration with Shoreside Huts.

The residency will take place from 22–28 March 2020

Deadline for submissions: Monday 24 February, 9.00

BALTIC’s residency programme supports research and professional development through a series of supported residencies at BALTIC Gateshead, partner institutions in the UK and internationally.

BALTIC is collaborating with Shoreside to support a writer/curator to spend one week in residence in Alnmouth. The residency is open to writers/curators based in the UK working in the visual arts who are undertaking a piece of critical writing or research and would benefit from having the time and space to develop this. The residency will provide an opportunity for the participant to work in a unique off-grid location, surrounded by beautiful Northumberland countryside and the North Sea.

The residency is supported with a £500 artist's fee, a travel bursary, and a cosy live/work studio space near the beach.

About the Partner Institutions
BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art is an award-winning international art space situated on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead that has attracted over seven million visitors since opening in 2002. BALTIC’s vision is to create exceptional access to contemporary art in a unique setting that encourages and enables learning and transformational thinking. BALTIC presents a constantly changing, distinctive and ambitious programme of exhibitions and events, and is a world leader in the presentation, commissioning and communication of contemporary art.

Shoreside Huts
Shoreside is a collection of off-grid camping huts with fantastic sea views. The huts are an inspired modern take on the fishing and beach huts that run along the Northumberland coast. They are the result of a collaborative project between the RIBA award winning architects Elliots, artist Adam Clarke and the Old School Gallery. The huts are positioned near one the most stunning beaches in Northumberland and the St. Oswald’s Way coastal path. With the focus on sustainable living, the huts are toasty warm with a log burner, solar panels and a composting toilet.

Further information: www.alnmouthhuts.com

To apply please use the submission form to supply the following:

• A short covering statement explaining why this residency opportunity will be of benefit, including details of the writing or research you will be undertaking (500 words max)
• Your CV including full contact details

Due to the expected high volume of applications, the successful applicant only will be notified by Monday 2 March.