Training | 19-06-2024

Be an artist in residence at UCA Farnham

Each academic year the craft programme at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Farnham, Surrey, UK, hosts an Artist in Residence (AiR) initiative. Two AiR places are available in the glass department for the 2024-25 academic year.

The residency position offers the time, space and facilities for artists to develop their making practice or realise a specific project. The successful applicants will have access to UCA’s specialist glass workshops and facilities for the duration of the residency, free of charge. In exchange, they will be expected to support curriculum delivery on UCA’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This may include, but is not limited to, technical workshops, masterclasses, tutorials and professional skills. UCA would also expect AiR to contribute to the university’s wider craft community by engaging with students, sharing knowledge and skills and supporting staff teams where necessary.

The position is an opportunity for AiR to develop their own work and technical skills in a creative, higher education environment, without the constraints of set course work or timetable.

This opportunity is open to early- and mid-career artists, who are expected to hold degree-level qualifications or have relevant professional experience with glass.

The AiR programme runs from mid-September 2024 to the end of August 2025. The duration and start dates of residencies can be negotiated, based on availability.

Workshop access is between 10.00am-5:00pm, Monday-Friday, with occasional Saturday access on university open days. Artists are expected to attend for a minimum of three days per week, for the full duration of their residency programme.

Deadline for applications: Friday 19 July 2024.

Further details of the facilities available and a link to the application form are available here.

UCA Farnham is at Falkner Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DS, UK.

Image: One of UCA’s 2023-2024 AiR, Aria Kiani, working in the university’s hotshop. The photo is a collaboration between Aria and photographer Theo Leonowicz.

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