Colette Sadler - Stammer Productions in association with Feral have 2 x Present Futures Associateships available for Scottish based artists within the first 5 years of their professional practice. Each Associateship will offer a tailored package encompassing a research and development bursary, residency space, mentorship and an opportunity to present on their work at Present Futures 2021.
There are 2 x Present Futures Associateships on offer:
1 Associateship for an artist working with dance and or an interdisciplinary dance/visual arts context
1 Associateship for an artist working in Live Art/Contemporary Performance
We are inviting proposals from applicants that have a focus or enquiry that speaks to the curatorial thematics of Present Futures 2021 outlined below. This programme is supported by Creative Scotland, The Work Room, Centre for Contemporary Art and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
ABOUT PRESENT FUTURES
Present Futures Glasgow 2021 is the fourth edition of a multi - disciplinary art event curated by Colette Sadler and produced by Feral. The 2021 digital edition will happen from 5th - 7th Feb 2021 in partnership with the Centre of Contemporary Art (Glasgow). This iteration of the festival will be re-imagined as a virtual space and prism through which the local and global can come together to consider post humanism, bodily representation and speculative futures with artistic experimentation at its core. Presenting a collection of short film, artist moving image, immersive audio, online discussion and workshops the digital edition of Present Futures will highlight Scottish and International artists whose work operates between performance, film, visual art and sound.
The 2021 festival will continue an artistic and scientific enquiry into the field of human/non-human relations and entanglements. What is the future of relationships between human and artificial agencies? How do we position ourselves as individuals and collectively within an ever evolving post-humanist world view? How are artists utilising virtual reality, artificial intelligence, robotic engineering and synthetic biology to probe hybridisation and new interspecies relations? To what extent are artists reflecting utopian or dystopian futures in their work?
ABOUT COLETTE SADLER AND STAMMER PRODUCTIONS
Colette Sadler is a performer, choreographer and curator. Graduating form the Laban Centre London she worked internationally as a dancer and performer. In 2002 she established Stammer productions as a structure to support her on-going research and production. Sadler’s choreographic works has been shown Internationally in numerous dance and visual art contexts, including at Kaai Theatre Brussels, South Bank Centre London, Nottingham Contemporary, Les Lattitudes Contemporains France, OGR Turin and TRAMWAY. In 2019 she curated the multidisciplinary art symposium "Present Futures” in collaboration with Centre of Contemporary Art Glasgow and in 2021 she will curate an online edition. She is currently working on a robotics and movement research project with Kings College London.
Each Present Futures Associateship will offer the following support:
*A Research and Development Bursary of £1000
*1 Week Development Space at the Centre of Contemporary Art (Glasgow) on either:
Week Commencing Mon 30th November 2020 (CCA Club Room)
Week Commencing Mon 7th December 2020 (CCA Theatre or Club Room) *3 x Mentorship and Professional Development Sessions with either Colette Sadler (Artistic Director, Stammer Productions) or Laura Bissell/Ashanti Harris (Contemporary Performance Practice, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). *An invitation to present on your work as part of Present Futures Festival (Digital Edition) between 5th and 7th February 2021. This could take the form of an online sharing of a work in progress, a talk or discussion, sharing of research, a filmed work or a different kind of event or contribution proposed by the artist.
*N.B – Development space (Nov/Dec) and Festival dates at CCA (Feb 2021) may have to be postponed or re-scheduled due to any changes of COVID19 Government restrictions.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please send a ‘Note of Interest’ introducing yourself, what you would like to explore by undertaking a Present Futures Associateship and the benefits to your practice. ‘Notes of Interest’ can take the form of either a cover letter or a video recording. Please include an overview of your practice to date this could include either a CV, personal statement or a link to your website.
‘Notes of Interest’ should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 2nd November at 5pm. Applicants will be selected by a panel including Colette Sadler (Artistic Director, Stammer Productions), Jill Smith and Kathryn Boyle (Producers, Feral), Ashanti Harris/Laura Bissell (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Sabrina Henry (Assistant Curator - Centre for Contemporary Arts - CCA). Selected applicants will be notified by Friday 6th November.