Live Art Residency - Call for Applications

South Hill Park welcomes applications for three Rules and Regs live art resident posts on Mon 28 Jul Sat 30 Aug 2008 from artists and artist groups wishing to develop new work by exploring their practice in a new way. Artists are commissioned to produce and exhibit a new work of live art in response to a set of rules devised by the curator. In doing so, Rules and Regs is primarily a development opportunity for an artistic practice rather than a platform. Artists should not apply with a specific or existing project in mind, as rules are revealed only after artists have agreed to participate. The artists are expected to stay locally during the residency.

In a grade 2 listed 18th century mansion and gardens, South Hill Park has been a centre for innovation in the arts since 1973 and is proud of its tradition of nurturing talents, among many big names. Today, South Hill Park offers 3,000 artistic, musical and theatrical events a year. South Hill Park also offers artistic residencies in silversmithing, printmaking, ceramics and live art, and the residents contribute for the running of over 2000 courses alongside 250 varied workshops, focusing from crafts to digital media. All this attracts an average 250,000 visitors a year. As an established venue, we are wary of becoming fixed and stale in the way that we use our resources and relate to our external environment and communities. Therefore, we are particularly interested in new work that explores these challenges of the production relationship between the artist, the viewer and gallery space.

Key dates:

Deadline for applications: 22 February 2008. Interested artists apply directly to South Hill Park. For application pack, please email:

Shortlisted artists interviewed: 3-4 March 2008

Successful applicants notified by 10 March 2008

Programme launch: 28 July 2008 (artists must be available from this date)

Public performances at South Hill Park: 29-30 August 2008

Evaluation: 1 September 2008.

The fee for the residency is 1000 + up to 500 for travel and accommodation. We also provide photographic and video documentation of the work, a small production budget, a small budget toward an individual professional development programme devised in consultation with the curator and a package of production support.

The project is curated by Dr Outi Remes, Visual Arts and Exhibitions Officer and the curator of the 2007 Rules and Regs at South Hill Park.
Live Art Residency

What: Live Art Residency - Call for Applications
Where: South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7PA |
Further Details:
- Click here for further information and downloadable application packs
- Visit the South Hill Park website
- click here for info on previous Rules and Regs project
Deadline: Fri 22 Feb 08