Gasworks’ International Fellowships Programme offers UK-based artists the opportunity to undertake a residency at one of Gasworks’ partners abroad. This programme is funded by Arts Council England.
Gasworks is the hub of the Triangle Network, an international network of arts organisations and projects, mostly based in Africa, Asia and South America. The Network’s main activities include artists’ workshops, residencies, exhibitions and events that promote international mobility and exchanges. One such project is our Fellowship Programme, which enables UK-based artists to spend between 4 and 8 weeks in residence with a Triangle partner to carry out research and/or develop new work influenced by dialogue with the host organisation and a new artistic context.
About the host organisation:
Pivô is an independent non-profit contemporary art space, which is free and open to the public, located in São Paulo city centre. Founded in 2012, in a 3500m² space – previously closed for around 20 years – in the iconic Copan building designed by Oscar Niemeyer, Pivô works as a platform that facilitates artistic and curatorial experimentation, as well as being a meeting point for several players in the national and international art community and the public.
Invited artists and curators are encouraged to go beyond their daily practice and to respond formally and conceptually to the specificities of Pivô’s architecture and context, proposing and carrying out projects that would be unlikely in different circumstances.
Away from market pressures and excessively bureaucratic frameworks, Pivô is a place of experimentation that comes into fruition through exhibitions and commissioned artworks, workshops, art residencies and public programmes with artists at different stages in their careers and from different nationalities.
The Fellowship Comprises:
• 8-week fellowship to take place between October and mid-December (exact dates to be agreed)
• Accommodation provided: a private bedroom with a shared bathroom, living and kitchen space.
• Studio provision: the shared studio is an open, multi-purpose space
• Basic living expenses
• Material Budget
• Economy return flights
• Local travel budget
• Public event/s as agreed with the host organisation such as Artist Talk or Open Studios
• Administrative and peer support is also provided for all participating artists
(NB: travel insurance is not covered.)
Further information about the open call and application guidelines can be found in the resources section at the bottom of this page.
Application Deadline: Monday 30th July 2018