00 LUX Associate Artists Programme 2009/10

LUX Associate Artists Programme 2009/10


Applications are invited for the LUX Associate Artists Programme (AAP), a 12 month post-academic development course for artists working with the moving image starting in November 2009.

The LUX Associate Artists Programme is for artists working with the moving image, who have completed a graduate or post-graduate course in the past five years. It aims to provide an intensive course of development focused on critical discourse, extending to the practical and infrastructural issues that present challenges for artists working with the medium. The course aims to provide a mutually supportive context in which to develop work, and to benefit from networking and learning opportunities with arts professionals closely involved in artists moving image, with funding to realise a final group project.

The programme consists of 12 monthly critical seminars taking place at LUX, exploring issues around artists’ moving image in the context of the artists’ own practice. The particular focus of each seminar will be decided by the participants in discussion with the programme facilitator, and each one will be based around an invited arts professional (artists, curators, writers etc). There will also be an informal programme of relevant events including access to LUX events during the year.

In addition, each artist will be paired with a mentor who they will meet with six times during the course. They will also have continuous access to specialist support from LUX staff and the programme facilitator during the year.

The programme is designed to be flexible and work around jobs and other commitments so most activity takes place in the evening and at weekends but applicants should be aware that the programme does involve a significant commitment over the course of the year.

The programme is free to participants, but they will be expected to cover their own costs such as travel.

Programme Aims
To create a mutually supportive context which places creative and intellectual practice at the heart of development.
To apply critical discourse as the main tool for achieving development.
To respect artists’ different working practices and to learn from each other’s development.
To explore social and cultural contexts as the location for significant individual practice.

The programme will be facilitated by Ian White, Adjunct Film Curator, Whitechapel Gallery.

Criteria for Selection
The Associate Artists Programme is aimed at artists resident in the UK who have completed a relevant course of graduate or post-graduate education in the last five years. (Artists do not need to be based in London although all the meetings will take place here so applicants should consider this).
In considering the applications the panel will be using the following criteria:
Applicant’s analysis of their own practice and professional trajectory.
Evidence of commitment to engage with the programme fully over the twelve months.
Evidence of intellectual enquiry which would form the basis of critical discourse.
Evidence that the applicant is receptive to considering conceptual and structural changes in their practice as a result of participation in the programme.

How to apply
Download and complete the application form and return with a CV and up to 2 moving image works (on DVD) which you feel best represent your current practice. Please return by post or hand (no email or fax please) to: AAP, LUX, 3rd Floor, Shacklewell Studios, 18 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EZ. Please do not use recorded or special delivery as it will be returned to the sorting office. Please enclose a stamp-addressed envelope if you would like the DVD returned. Those who have applied unsuccessfully in previous years are encouraged to contact us to discuss their application in advance of submitting it.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 18 September 2009 at 5pm

Download the AAP application form here

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