Artist-in-Residence opportunity for an animation artist
Paintings in Hospitals is inviting applications from animation artists who wish to develop their practice through working in the healthcare environment and collaborating with young patients. The residency will be based in the paediatric unit of St Mary’s Hospital,London and will take place over a period of six months from October 2012.
We are looking for artists whose work is rooted in the exploration and experimentation of animation. During the residency, the selected artist will engage with in-patients from St Mary’s Hospital Paediatric Unit and produce an animated film. The unit treats young people with a wide range of conditions and further information can be found in the artist brief.
Applicants should be interested in entering into a dialogue with the young patients from the paediatric unit and in working within the healthcare environment. The selected artist will require extreme sensitivity to this unique environment. It is essential to consider how the works produced will affect participants as well as patients, staff and visitors to the hospital once the work goes on display. Experience of working in a challenging and rapidly changing environment is important along with enthusiasm and highly developed interpersonal skills.
Fee: £ 7,000
If you are interested in the opportunity return your application by 6 July 2012 - 5 p.m to email@example.com
To apply please submit the following:
- Supporting letter outlining your interest in the project and detailing your relevant experience (1 page)
- Current CV
- Web links to up to four examples of your work with one sentence for each explaining the relevance of the work to this project
- Statement of approach – no more than 2 sides A4
Applicants will be shortlisted from the supporting information submitted and will be contacted for an interview w/c 23 July 2012. The selection panel will be made up of representatives from Paintings in Hospitals, St Mary’s Hospital and Animate Projects.
Applicants must be available for this project between October 2012 and April 2013.
Appointment is subject to enhanced checks with the Criminal Records Bureau
This project is made possible with the support of Outset Family.