We are now accepting applications from designers, researchers, writers, curators or editors based in the UK for a fully funded residency at Britto, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based practitioners the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.
This fellowship will offer a designer, researcher, writer or curator the opportunity to spend two months supporting Britto with the development of a publication that charts their 15 years of activities. As a leading artist-run organisation in the contemporary art scene in Bangladesh, Britto has empowered, trained and supported generations of artists through a variety of grass-roots projects.
Britto have built a significant archive of images and information on their activities and are keen to organise them into a clear and accessible publication that contextualises their work within the wider critical debates and historical developments in the country and further afield.
Applicants are required to submit a short proposal (no more than 400 words) illustrating how they might approach the publication, how it fits into their interests, and what skills they would be able to contribute. The panel will review all submissions and organise informal skype interviews with the shortlisted candidates.
Further information about the open call and application guidelines can be found in the resources section at the bottom of this page.
About the host organisation:
Britto is an autonomous artist-led organisation registered as a non-profit, established in 2002 in Dhaka. A group of 10 artists are on the Board of the organisation and contribute their time in-kind in order to run activities and projects. As the first of its kind in Bangladesh, Britto's main objective is to facilitate dialogue and exchange opportunities for artists, to encourage the development of high quality art work, and to create a platform for critical discourse and interaction between artists from the region and internationally.
Britto supports and encourages experimentation within a diverse range of media and develops new ways of thinking beyond the religious, economic, ethnic and political divisions in Bangladesh and around the world.
We accept digital applications only. Please use the online application form at the bottom of the relevant opportunity page on Gasworks’ website. Your application should include:
1. A statement outlining your approach to the book project (400 word max).
2. A short statement describing your relevant interests, skills and career aspiration (250 word max).
3. Examples of writing and any other similar projects.
4. A current CV, a cover sheet with your name, contact address, e-mail and telephone numbers. Confirmation that you will be available in October and November 2018 (exact dates to be negotiated), if selected.
5. Names, contact information and your relationship to two references who can speak about your overall practice and character.
Please upload your application through Gasworks Website’s portal. Applications that do not follow this format will not be considered. Please note that there is a 10MB limit on pdf submissions. If your file is not in pdf format or is over 10MB you will not be able to submit it.