Far South West Emerging Art Writer Commission Open Call

Far South West Emerg­ing Art Writer Com­mis­sion Open Call for Rame Projects

00:00 31/03/21
Contact Name
Rame Projects
Rame Projects is an artist-led project space on the Rame Peninsula in South-East Cornwall. Thanks to support from Arts Council England; Cultivator; The Box, Plymouth; and Plymouth College of Art, we are able to offer an art writing opportunity to respond to our 2021 programme. Rame Projects aims to: provide opportunities for local communities to engage with contemporary art, in both its making and exhibition; engage local students and young people with contemporary art practices that are new to them; and support and platform emerging artists.

What we can offer:

A fee of £750 to respond to three artist residencies at Rame Projects between May – September 2021. This can involve 3 distinct pieces or one interconnected piece of work that reflects the time spent on this. What we are not looking for is a traditional art criticism approach, rather a practitioner who uses writing as a key mode in their wider creative practice.
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 and social media channels.
Access to the three residency artists at pre-negotiated meetings.
Ability to work from the project space at negotiated times – in line with up to date government guidelines on health and safety in relation to Covid-19. 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 a 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 work 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.

For further details on what we would like to see in an application and how to apply, please go to