RESIDENCY/POP-UP STUDIO OPPORTUNITY
THE NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF ILLUSTRATION 2019 RESIDENCY/POP-UP STUDIO BRIEF We are looking for an illustrator to deliver a pop-up programme in Hartlepool across the two weeks starting 7th and 14th May 2019. The (inclusive) fee is £2,000. Please read this brief and respond as indicated by 5pm on 22 March 2019. THE FESTIVAL The third Festival of Illustration is taking place from 1 June to 15 September 2019 when Hartlepool will once again be home to world-renowned illustrators, cartoonists and comic artists. We will go truly international in 2019 with the launch of The Northern Illustration Prize, in collaboration with the AOI, with generous support from The Gillian Dickinson Trust. Organised by The Northern School of Art, the biennial event is centred on our campus and Hartlepool Art Gallery, it celebrates all aspect of illustration and features works by UK and international illustrators (Ralph Steadman, Sir Ridley Scott, Gerald Scarfe, Gabriel Moreno and many more) and includes a weekend symposium attracting some of the best known illustrators working today – including Chris Riddell, John Mcrea (Batman and Spiderman) and Tom Hovey (GBBO illustrator). The two previous festivals attracted over 73,000 visitors and involved more than 1200 people from across the Tees Valley in workshops for young people and families. The first Festival won the North East Culture Awards Tees Valley Event of the Year in 2015. The 2019 festival will also feature the artists shortlisted for The Northern Illustration Prize, a major new international competition supported by The Gillian Dickinson Trust and the Association of Illustrators. This new, international, competition, is expected to attract entries from around the globe – firmly placing the region on the arts map. Throughout the festival, a series of illustration workshops will take place in museums and other venues across the Tees Valley. The works created will then feature as part of a large-scale public artwork being created on the Waterfront in Hartlepool over the final weekend on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July 2019. THE POP-UP As part of our outreach and audience development activity we will establish a 2 week pop-up studio in 12-14 Church Street Hartlepool across the two weeks starting 7th and 14th May 2019. . This will act as an ‘open studio’ with the aims of: * Engaging an audience for the Festival * Showing work (by the selected illustrator) and from The Northern School of Art * Involving young people, and the wider community through a programme of at least four workshops. This is also an opportunity for the successful illustrator to reach a market for their work. WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU We expect the resident illustrator to work from the pop-up during the two week opening – developing their own work and engaging with the public as they come in to view work. The resident illustrator will also design and delivery workshops which should be attractive and accessible to a wide audience, including at least one session aimed at young people. The resident will mount and display their own work as part of the open studio. The theme of the international Northern Illustration Prize (part of the Festival) is ‘Monkey’ and the Festival is part of a wider conversation about culture and identity in the Tees Valley as [part of our preparations for a bid to become City of Culture in 2025. You should consider how you might work with these themes in responding to this brief.The residency is based in Hartlepool so you must be able to commit to being on site during opening hours to be agreed. Church Street is I minute from Hartlepool railway station which has direct connections to Wearside, Tyneside and Teesside.OTHER INFOThe venue is a pop-up or meanwhile use of a vacant building – it is not a ‘white cube’ gallery space. Basic furniture will be provided and normal facilities (heat light toilet) will be provided. You will be responsible for your own working materials and hardware such as tablets and computers.The IP of all work developed personally during the residency remains with the resident illustrator however we require licence to use images of the work for marketing and publicity (you will be credited in these instances)The fee for this project is £2000 which includes an allowance for materials for the workshops.HOW TO RESPONDPlease respond by email to Pat Chapman (Vice Principal at The Northern School of Art) – patrick.chapman@northernart.ac.ukYou must:* Include your cv and examples of your practice (this might be through a link to your web site)* A brief statement on how you would deliver the brief and work within the Festival themes (no more than 400 words) you must also confirm your availability during the weeks starting 7th and 14th May 2019.* A brief description of your experience in working with young people, and leading participatory workshops* Contact details for two relevant, professional, referees* Confirmation that you have an Enhanced DBS (or that you are prepared to apply for one)Your response should reach Pat by 5pm on 22nd March 2019