Call to Artists to be inspired by Cliftonville, Margate

Artists from the UK and Northern France are being invited to apply for residencies providing an opportunity to spend time in Cliftonville and to make new work inspired by the area. The opportunity forms part of Home: an ambitious new programme of artists’ residencies and commissions that will take place during 2014 and early 2015.

Managed and part-funded by the Margate Arts Creativity Heritage programme (hosted by Thanet District Council), Home represents significant investment in the area with the aim of changing perceptions of Cliftonville for the better, through community engagement and public art. It builds on the success of the major public artwork by Alex Chinneck, commonly known as the ‘Sliding House’, on Godwin Road which has attracted thousands of visitors to the area. Chinneck’s work will be open until September.

Funded by the Europe Union through the Interreg programme with partners in the UK and France, Home is open to artists living in both countries and working across all art forms.

Up to £4,500 is available for each residency and up to £6,400 for each commission. There are six residencies and six commissions available.

The hosts of this project in Margate are Resort Studios in the old Pettman’s Depository building in Athelstan Road.

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The deadline for applications for Home is July 7 2014.

Short-listed artists will be invited to attend an interview in Margate on Monday, July 14.

For further information call Sophie Jeffrey on 01843 577663.

To apply visit http://thanet.gov.uk/the-thanet-magazine/editorial/margate-arts-creativity-heritage-programme/

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