Submissions for the artist-in-residence programme AUX-AiR 2018 are now open! They are looking for four emerging and early career international artists working in the fields of sonic art, performance and installation to undertake a funded 6 week residency at the project space in Teesside, northeast England. Chosen artists will receive a stipend, production budget and travel allowance. During their residency, artists will present an exhibition/performance and a talk/workshop at The Auxiliary's gallery space, network with local artists and organizations and benefit from critical feedback sessions with invited artistic mentors.
Successful applicants will also benefit from networking opportunities with their partners Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, Navigator North, Platform A and Middlesbrough Council. AUX-AiR 2018 is proud to be funded by the Arts Council of England.
Exhibition/Performance and Talk/Workshop.
Single or double rooms are available. Artists will share a large equipped kitchen, living room, library/reading room and bathrooms. Partners are also welcome, at a modest extra fee. Unfortunately, they can’t, at this time, accommodate children.
The Auxiliary provides 2 bright studios and a sound lab with recording facilities. Basic tools available.
The residency provides a selection of audio and visual equipment,including microphones, PA system, handheld recorders, camera and lenses, printer and audio monitors with multi channel capabilities. Please check their website for the complete list and specifications.
Stockton is a large market town with a population of about 85,000. An hour south of Newcastle and a three hour drive from the Scottish border, Stockton once thrived in the shipbuilding and iron industries, but this began to decline in the 1930’s, with a full stoppage of iron production in the area in 2015, ultimately resulting in the loss of thousands of jobs.The Tees valley is culturally diverse – through the 1960’s there was an influx of Asian immigrants, and in 2015, Middlesbrough housed more asylum seekers per capita than any other place in the UK. Many charities and religious organisations have been set up to aid asylum seekers housed here.
The area is bordered by the A19 motorway, the sea, nature reserves, and a 290 hectare biological site of specific scientific interest called Seal Sands. SIRF, a large performance and theatre based festival, takes places here each summer.