Post-Industrial Revolution

Post Industrial Revolution is an artistic residency exchange between the UK and Poland focusing on the cities of Birmingham and Gdansk, in particular the areas of Digbeth and the Gdansk Shipyard. The comparisons between Digbeth and the Gdansk Shipyard as post industrial sites are of significance, each city has at some stage been deeply affected by the demise of industry, its movement abroad, and more recently the development of cultural and leisure industries in these former industrial areas. What interests us is how visual art can be seen to carry out and reflect this shift in usage, the change in social and industrial history of such spaces and its implications. For more information about the project visit or

Post-Industrial Revolution offers:
Accommodation for 1 month in Gdansk
Flight costs
Expenses @ 250 per person for 1 month
250 towards Material costs for each artist to develop new art works (please note this amount will need to include the hire costs of any equipment required)
Use of space within Wyspa Progress Foundation

To apply for this residency you must be:
at the early stage of your career
A British citizen or resident in the UK for 3 years or more

To apply please send:
1. Your reasons for applying (no more than one side of A4)
2. Project proposal with an example budget of up to 250 for developing new work (no more then one side of A4)
3. Your CV
4. Examples of previous work. A selection of photographs, or other documentation of your work. A CD of images is also acceptable. (Please do not send original artwork).
5. A completed equal opportunities monitoring form (you can find it here).
Please send applications via email to postindustrial.revolution[at]
or via post to Roma Piotrowska, Flat 3, 14 York Rd, B16 9JB, Birmingham, UK.

Deadline: Sun 20 Mar 2011. We will notify successful applicants by Tue 5 April 2011. It is anticipated that successful applicants will arrive in Gdansk during the first week of May 2011.

Post-Industrial Revolution is developed in collaboration with Wyspa Institute of Art (Poland) and the Lombard Method (UK), the residency will be hosted by Wyspa Institute of Art in Gdansk, Poland. The Project is conceived by curators Roma Piotrowska and Kate Pennington-Wilson in partnership with Polish Expats Association. For an informal discussion prior to submitting an application contact Roma Piotrowska or Kate Pennington-Wilson via email: postindustrial.revolution[at]
Post-Industrial Revolution

What: Post-Industrial Revolution
Further Details:
- Visit the Post-Industrial revolution blog
- Visit the Post-Industrial revolution website
Contact: postindustrial.revolution[at]
Deadline: Sun 20 Mar 2011