THE PLURAL ASSOCIATION
APPLICATION DEADLINE 20 APRIL 2012

Collective and New Work Scotland Programme are changing this year.

Collective is moving from our long-term home in Cockburn Street to The City Observatory on Calton Hill in 2013. Our new location will have a dedicated, year-round space to support the development of new work by the next generation of practitioners based in Scotland.

New to this year’s New Work Scotland Programme is the offer of two distinct opportunities:

• Five practitioners will produce significant visual art commissions and participate in a structured course of critical discourse.
• Two new, unique 6-month internships in Curatorial Development and Critical Discourse with a stipend, research budget and agreed outcomes.

This year NWSP offers all selected practitioners and interns: a two day retreat at Hospitalfield, Arbroath, with invited guests; the chance to undertake a residency at Studio Voltaire, London; participation in a series of monthly discussions and regular mentoring sessions. Collective is also continuing its collaboration with Tramway to provide a further opportunity for practitioners to be part of the Tramway programme.

The theme for this year’s application is The Plural Association. All applicants are asked to respond to this – in whatever way.

Eligibility is for practitioners (artists) and interns, based in Scotland who are not represented by a gallery and are either:
• In their final year (undergraduate or postgraduate).
• Graduated and up to six years out of college/university.
• Practitioners who have not had a major opportunity in Scotland in the last four years.
• Writers who have not had a major publishing opportunity.

Selectors: Jesse Jones (artist), Fiona Jardine (artist, writer and curator) and Rob Tufnell (curator and Director of Rob Tufnell Gallery). Chaired by Collective’s Director, Kate Gray.

For more information and application forms: http://www.collectivegallery.net/nwsp.html

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