Far South-West based emerging art writer commission

We are offer­ing an art writ­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty to respond to our pilot programme.

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What we can offer:

A fee of £450 to respond to three artist residencies at Rame Projects between May – September 2020. We expect one piece of writing (whether art criticism or something more experimental) for each project.
Support and feedback on work in progress from the Rame Projects directors Beth Emily Richards and Lucy Stella Rollins, and from additional artists and arts professionals.
Online publication of your writing via the Rame Projects website.
Ability to work from the project space at negotiated times. The space is located on a Cornish cliff top, a short walk to beaches and local villages. It is 12m x 6m size, and suitable for work at most scales. There is basic AV equipment available in the space, 20 chairs, and a small kitchenette including good coffee machine and a small office workspace and library. The studio is on the Maker Heights site, where there is an amazing cafe, The Canteen, and an inexpensive campsite; making residential workshops a possibility.
Whilst working in the rural environment is inspiring and creates a concentrated space for a residency, there are a couple of potential limitations. The WiFi is patchy and often requires tethering from your mobile data package. There are transport links if you don’t have a car, as there is a bus that runs to Maker Heights, or you can get the passenger ferry from Plymouth to Mount Edgecumbe and walk up to the studio which is approximately a 40 min lovely walk through the countryside. There is no additional budget to support transportation costs unfortunately.

What we would like to see:

Applications from emerging art writers. We know that these terms can be tricky to define, but if you identify as an emerging art writer, that is good enough for us. Broadly though, we are looking for art writers with significant potential and drive, but who may not have published extensively or had much support from arts organisations/publications. Educational qualifications will neither add or detract from your suitability to this residency; however, if you are currently studying we would expect you to disclose this and explain how this opportunity sits outside of the support you are given by your educational institution.
Applications which clearly define why this opportunity will be of use to your practice at this moment in your career.
We welcome applications from neurodiverse and disabled artists, please let us know if you have any additional access needs either for application or residency. Our project space is located on the first floor of the barracks block building, with no lift. If this would be a barrier for you, please get in contact and we can discuss how we could support you.

For details on how to apply please visit