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The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation/Charles Wallace India Trust Award 2014

January - March 2014

Application process is now closed. Artist selected for 2014: Kartik Sood

The Charles Wallace India Trust and Gasworks has an on-going partnership to offer a fully funded three month (11 week) residency for an artist based in India to come to the UK. In 2011 they were joined by The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, as joint partners. The Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation was established by Indoo Shivdasani in 1976 as a permanent platform for his philanthropic activities. The Foundation focuses on providing scholarships, grants and awards in any field to outstanding young Indians to develop their professional, scientific, artistic and cultural abilities.

The residency comprises:

- accommodation within Gasworks shared Residency House (single bedroom), communal areas to be shared with the other artists in residence.
- weekly stipend (over 11 weeks) to cover basic living expences in London.
- a private studio at Gasworks
- an artist's talk and Open Studio, or similar public presentations, at Gasworks
- administrative, pastoral and curatorial support from Gasworks.

This residency focuses on professional development, artistic exchange and the development of artistic process. The support, networks and creative environments that Gasworks can offer will provide the artist with the means to research and experiment with new work, taking an important step in an international context.

This residency is open to emerging and mid-career artists, under the age of 40, based in India. The selected artist should be in a strong position to make an enthusiastic, discursive and speculative engagement with both the studio environments and London's wider artistic and cultural context.

The residency is scheduled to take place during January-March 2014.

Overview of Gasworks International Residency Programme - please click here and scroll to 'Overview'


Please read this before applying.

Selection and eligibility

The residency is open to contemporary artists working in all disciplines, however one must note the restricted facilities. Please explore Gasworks website to get a sense of the variety of practices that have been supported by Gasworks in the past. Emerging and mid-career artists involved in high quality art practice who have not had the opportunity to work in London before are prioritised.

Applying artists may wish to follow a specific research interest, but should be prepared to be flexible. A project proposal outlining the intent for the residency period should be submitted. We wouldn’t necessarily expect the successful candidate to follow through with their initial proposal, but it is essential that a plan is communicated in order for us to make an informed selection. Those who fail submit a considered proposal, possibly specific to the context of London, or the local environment, will be at a disadvantage through the selection process.

Applying artists should have a good level of spoken English, and should feel comfortable engaging in artistic discussions in English.

A decision will be made in liaison with the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation and the Charles Wallace India Trust. The artists will be notified at the beginning of October 2013.

Application procedure

We prefer digital applications in PDF or Word format. Please note, there is a 10MB limit on each email sent to us. If your application requires more than one email in order to be delivered successfully due to the size of the files, please send it via dropbox (or similar file transfer service).

There is no application form. Please read the information about Gasworks International Residency Programme carefully (linked above) and then please send:

1. An artist's statement describing your practice and areas of interest in your work (no more than 250 words)

2. A minimum of 10 images of recent work preferably in ONE concise PDF-file or if this is not possible, as several jpeg-files, including captions and a short description if necessary.

3. A curriculum vitae

4. A simple statement outlining your plans, if you were to be offered the residency, which could include a short description of a research project specific to the context of London or your residency at Gasworks (200 word max). This proposal does not have to be definitive and can change during the course of the residency.

5. Any relevant documentation (e.g. articles or papers about the work or exhibitions, publications, etc.)

6. A cover sheet with name, contact address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers if available, plus confirmation that you will be available between January-March 2014 if selected

Applications should be emailed to:

Residencies Assistant
Gasworks
resassist@gasworks.org.uk

If you prefer to post your application, please send it to:

Rowan Geddis
Residencies Programmer
Gasworks International Residency Programme
155 Vauxhall Street
London SE11 5RH
UK

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