Micro – Residency

Living in Silence: Giving voice to the hidden stories of British South Asian Women

The University of Wolverhampton’s Psychology Department has undertaken interviews with South Asian patients suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and want to enlist artists/ designers to create works raising awareness and dispelling  myths and stigmas surrounding this condition.

We are  looking to commission graduate artists/ designers to undertake a micro- residency in the School of Art to make work based on experiences of British South Asian women living with IBD.

Residencies will be hosted within the  School of Art and will provide opportunities for  artists /designers to work in any of our specialist areas including: Fine Art, Graphics, Illustration, Interior/ Product Design, Glass, Ceramics, Fashion,Textiles, Photography, Print, Computer Games, Animation and Film. The work will be exhibited at a number of public events and locations in the region.

The academic team will provide selected artists with anonymous patient accounts (interview transcript) and support artists/designers through the initial research and development in terms of providing specialist knowledge of the condition and communities affected.

The residencies will be for 15 days and will be completed between March and May 2019. The selected artists / designers will be paid a fee of £1,500.

The School of Art will host an information evening on Wednesday 6th February 4pm-6pm for anyone thinking of making an application. You will be able to meet the researchers and be briefed on the condition and its impact. There will be a tour of the facilities in the School and an opportunity to meet staff. If you would like to attend please reserve a place via arts@wlv.ac.uk

To apply please submit a short written proposal, budget, professional CV and images/documentation of your practice by Monday 25th February 2019.

Full Applications to: Scott.Knight@wlv.ac.uk

Start Date

5th February 2019

Closing Date

25th February 2019