A project has been launched to offer three artists the opportunity to take part in a new cultural exchange and art residency programme.
Guernsey Arts, ArtHouse Jersey, and Les Ateliers du Vent have joined together, with additional support from the Institut Français, and the States of Jersey.
The residency will encourage collaboration across the islands and Rennes Metropole with the three successful artists being given new opportunities to present their work in multiple jurisdictions.
On a cultural level, the collective say they are hoping to develop a stronger relationship with the art venues of Guernsey, Jersey, and Rennes, as well as developing the possibility of creative spaces shared between artists of different cultures.
Pictured: Russ Fossey of Guernsey Arts can help local applicants who are interested in the new opportunity.
The first residency will take place over a three week period at ArtHouse Jersey’s Greve de Lecq Barracks during November and December, with the second residency taking place over three weeks next May at Ateliers du Vent in Rennes.
The work from both residencies will then be displayed in an exhibition, which will be touring Guernsey, Jersey, and Rennes.
Guernsey Arts and ArtHouse Jersey will each select one artist - from any discipline - to join a Rennes based artist. Travel, accommodation, artist fee and material costs will be covered.
Applicants need to demonstrate how art can be used to modify perceptions and question beliefs, with the artist invited to pay attention to weak signals, to invisible things, to strange phenomena and to investigate how their chosen medium can play on the border between the true and false.
The artistic approach could be inspired by an approach to the field or to the environment.
Applications are welcome from all artists, composers, and performers, and should include:
● A proposed project outline
● The rationale for the artist’s participation
● Reference to how their work would respond to the locations of each residency and exhibition
● Portfolio/Examples of previous work
Guernsey Arts said this new scheme has come about after two visits last year aimed at growing a culture of co-operation within France, with stronger links for artists - with professionals and with the public.
Any Guernsey based artists wanting to find out more about this opportunity should contact Russ Fossey at Guernsey Arts.
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