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Compass Live Art – Artist Residencies

  • 25 May 2022
  • Entry fee: Free
  • Prize: 0.00 and £4-8k per residency to include all costs, artist fees, per diems, travel, accommodation, research and artistic materials. Additional in kind support including Producer time, production management etc, tailored as a bespoke package for each artist.
  • Sculpture, Textiles, Homeware, Photography, Paintings, Ceramic

Compass Live Art invites residency proposals from artists working in any medium whose practice is based in public engagement – artists who are interested in collaborating with the public to make work. Selected artists will be invited to Leeds in 2023 to develop ideas in a mixture of studio time and public-facing activity. This may include meetings, events or pop-ups with individuals, groups and networks of particular relevance to the subject matter of your proposal. It might include public consultation, research or scratch exhibitions. The residency can be crafted to the needs of the project. Projects may be inspired by a global concern, local issue, particular theme, unique idea or artistic inquiry, or a particular place or community in Leeds. Proposals must hold the public at their heart and require interaction and engagement to “complete” or animate them. These residencies will be run with a view to possible commissioning of new artistic projects for public presentation in Compass Festival 2024. Compass Festival has grown in scale and ambition and is characterised by the exploration of communality, community building and place-making. We are looking for original, arresting, playful and thoughtful projects that generously invite public interaction.