(In)security – Call for Artist Researchers

We are delighted to invite applications from artists to work alongside academics from Humanities, Engineering and Social Sciences to develop projects that critically examine counter-terrorism security measures in Birmingham and experiment with alternative notions of safety.

We are looking for three artist researchers to work alongside academics to develop ideas for individual or collaborative projects dealing with the theme.

There is no fixed format, and artists will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Artists, writers and performers working in any area including sculpture, performance, drawing, installation, writing, photography, poetry, moving image and sound are invited to apply.

Artists will work towards a public presentation in September 2020. The form this takes will be identified in conversation with selected practitioners.

What’s on offer:

  • £1,750 artists fee
  • £500 material costs to develop artworks as research.
  • Curatorial support from Eastside Projects.
  • The opportunity to discuss and develop projects with academic lead Dr Katharina Karcher (University of Birmingham) and other academics

Find out more at the (In)security – Critical Explorations event at STEAMhouse, 6–8pm, Wednesday 22 January, 2020. Info and booking is HERE

And download an application pack at https://eastsideprojects.org/projects/insecurity-call-for-artist-researchers/

Opportunity Type


Contact Name

Ruth Claxton 

Contact Email




Start Date

20th January 2020

Closing Date

25th February 2020