OPEN CALL: Chronus Art Center Fellowship at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (UK)

An open call I wanted to share with readers…the Chronus Art Center Fellowship at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, UK, with the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA). I am Coordinator for the CCVA so if you have any questions, send them my way!

CAC中国艺术家学术奖金

CAC FELLOWSHIP FOR CHINESE ARTIST

该奖学金由新时线媒体艺术中心与伯明翰艺术学院联合设立。

This Fellowship is established by Chronus Art Center in collaboration with Birmingham Institute of Art And Design, Birmingham City University.

关于项目:

该项学术奖金,由我中心与伯明翰城市大学下设伯明翰艺术与设计学院(BIAD)共同创立,旨在为正处于艺术生涯关键阶段的年轻中国艺术家提供一个振奋人心的机会,以助其进一步发展他/她的艺术事业。

奖金获得者将会有长达半年的时间完全深入到BIAD学习、交流、创作和研究,并成为伯明翰艺术与设计学院美术学院研究部,特别是中国视觉艺术中心(CCVA)的成员。在项目最后,奖学金获得者将在伯明翰艺术与设计学院(BIAD)举办一场成果展。

申请资格:

该学术奖金是特别为身处中国或英国的中国国籍学生及毕业生设立的。成功的申请者必须持有美术或相关学科的本科以上学位,并能够用流利的英语进行口头以及书面交流。

奖项金额:

本项目将提供总额为£10,000的奖金(该奖项免除税收和其他扣除项目),主要用于支付:

• 为期6个月,按每月£1,000进行支付;

• 中英两国之间的一趟往返国际航班;

其余£3,000将涵盖英国本地交通费用和制作费用。

该获选者必须:

• 承诺大部分时间将用于此奖学金项目,并且能在伯明翰艺术学院工作室工作;

• 参与该院中国视觉艺术中心[CCVA]的相关研究活动;

研究期间须两个专题研究讨论会;

申请方法及评选方式:

登录www.chronusartcenter.org下载并填写申请表格,申请表格应附带诸如PPT、Keynote、PDF形式或者视频、电影配乐形式的可视材料,这份材料还应包含诸如规模、材料、时间等,以及不超过800字的英文书面声明的附带信息。入围的候选人将被要求在评选组委会前作出时长为15分钟的演讲,分别阐述工作内容、申请原因以及预期在奖学金期间的工作进展。

*若申请资料超过15MB 请提供下载链接。

申请日期:

报名材料提交:2014年8月8日 – 2014年12月21日

面试将在于2015年1月下旬在上海进行。

联系方式:

项目联系人:秦文娴 Sasa Qin

Email:Sasa.qin@chronusartcenter.org

机构介绍

关于伯明翰城市城市大学和伯明翰艺术与设计学院(BCU/ BIAD):

英国伯明翰城市大学的历史可溯源到1843年创建的伯明翰艺术学院。1992年被组建进入为中央英格兰大学,2007年正式更名为伯明翰城市大学,2008年旋即成为全英通过UCAS申请升幅最高的大学。

伯明翰艺术与设计学院(BIAD)作为组建伯明翰城市大学的核心学院,至今已有近170年的历史,具有深厚的艺术底蕴,是英国最大和最古老的艺术学院之一,在英国艺术教育史上占有重要地位。下设视觉传播学院、美术学院、珠宝学院、建筑学院、服装纺织和3D设计学院,分布于4处校区,有近4,000名在校生。BIAD在各种艺术展览、艺术教育、珠宝设计、博物馆陈列、视觉传播等领域中表现活跃,联合伯明翰城市大学其他学院共同举办的一年一度的新生代艺术节(NGA),是全欧规模最大的毕业生展览活动。BIAD以其优质的科研教学蜚声世界,艺术设计专业无论在教学还是科研领域都连续多年排名全英前十,同时也是接受中国留学生人数最多的英国设计院校。从1995年至今,连年都荣获QAA的优秀评估23分(满分24)。BIAD鼓励学生充分发挥创作潜能,提供多种学习研究的机会,学生在英国、洲际及世界重大赛事中屡获殊荣。BIAD艺术学院的就业辅导服务被英国卫报评为最优等级,许多毕业生正活跃在不同的企业,担任着重要的创造性艺术工作。

www.bcu.ac.uk/biad

关于伯明翰艺术与设计学院中国视觉艺术中心(CCVA):

中国视觉艺术中心[CCVA, Centre for Chinese Visual Arts]是由伯明翰艺术与设计学院设立的一个与中央美术学院和中国美术学院合作的学术研究园地。旨在为中国视觉文化、当代艺术与设计的实践和理论研究寻求新的角度,并拓展既有的专家领域。CCVA主要发展中国视觉艺术的相关研究项目,并以展览、出版、研讨和讲座等形式定期进行学术交流和成果展示,同时,凭借学术网络的优势及其专家资源合作培养博士研究课题。

About Fellowship:

This Fellowship has been created by the School of Art, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD), Birmingham City University in conjunction with the Chronus Art Center (CAC) in Shanghai. The Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity for an artist at the commencement of or at a critical point in their professional career, to further develop his or her practice particularly in relation to Chinese art and culture. The Fellowship will be based in the School of Art. The successful applicant will be expected to become a full and active member of the Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA) and research community within the School.

This Fellowship is designed particularly for Chinese national students and graduates based either in China or in the UK. The successful applicant is to hold a postgraduate degree in Fine Art or a related subject and able to communicate in fluent English orally as well as in writing. The duration is normally, for 6 calendar months commencing in April 2015 .The Fellowship will normally conclude with an exhibition of work produced during the Fellowship as a CAC Fellowship section within the BIAD MA Fine Art show.

Value:

A total award of £10,000 will be offered to cover:

A monthly basis for 6 months at a rate of £1,000 per month.

One international return flight between China and the UK.

The rest £3,000 could cover both local transportation in UK and materials for production.

Studio Space & Access to the facility in BIAD :

The Fellow will be allocated a studio within the Margaret Street building. Additional space will be available during July and August. Access to the general teaching and learning resources in Margaret Street will be available, including use of the library and use of the extensive workshops.

Fellows will:

Be required to commit the majority of their time to the Fellowship and to work in and from the studios of the School of Art in Margaret Street, Birmingham;

Engage with the development of the CCVA;

Contribute at least two seminars within the School;

Method of Application & Selection :

The application form(http://www.chronusartcenter.org/CAC.docx) should be accompanied by visual evidence (as PowerPoint/Keynote/PDF, or as video, soundtrack) with accompanying information such as scale, materials, duration etc., and a written statement of not more than 1,000 words in English. Please email your application form tofellowship@chronusartcenter.org

Short-listed candidates will be required to make a 15-minute presentation in front of the panel on their work, reasons for application, and development of work on the Fellowship.

Both parties agree to develop this annual fellowship for at least three years as a long-term collaboration.

The Closing Date for Application:

0:00 am Sunday 21st December 2014

Interviews will take place by late January 2015 in Shanghai, China

For More Infomation, Please contact with : Sasa Qin (sasa.qin@chronusartcenter.org)

About CAC:

Chronus Art Center (CAC) is the first non-profit art organization in China to focus on new media art experiments, production, exhibition and education. It was co-founded by entrepreneur Dillion Zhang, independent curator Li Zhenhua, and Hu Jieming, who is a pioneer artist in Chinese digital media and video installation. Founded in the autumn of 2013, CAC gives the direct support to the creation of new media art,and education on this subject, in China and abroad through residency and fellowship programs, exhibitions, public education activities, publications, and new media documentation.

CAC is located in the M50 Creative Park near the Suzhou River with a space of 800 square meters. Since its foundation, CAC has held exhibitions and lectures such as “Extra Time” and “The Best of Times, The Worst of Times”, etc., has cooperated with the Cross Media Department of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, and MOMENTUM, Berlin where Pandamonium curated by David Elliott and Li Zhenhua.

As an attractive innovation platform, CAC aims at providing a communication space for artists, curators, and scholars from different areas, where the public can also experience the artists’ creative ideas; understand the social, cultural and political significance of new media, and find new point of views with which to contemplate contemporary society.

About Birmingham Institute of Art and Design (BIAD):

BIAD, a Faculty of Birmingham City University, is one of the largest Institutions of its kind in the country. It provides art and design courses at pre-degree, degree, postgraduate and research levels for over 3,500 full and part time students. The Schools of Fashion, Textiles and Three Dimensional Design, Visual Communication, School of Jewellery and School of Art are located across four sites at the exciting new faculty building at Parkside, Bournville, Vittoria Street and Margaret Street.

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新时线媒体艺术中心(CAC)是国内第一家专注于新媒体艺术实验、制作、研究、展览及教育的非盈利性艺术机构。CAC致力于为艺术家、策展人及学者提供互相交流碰撞的场所。同时,通过专题展览、驻留项目、奖学金、公共教育活动、出版及新媒体文献等各项工作的交织并行,对国内外新媒体艺术的创作与教育进行最为直接的支持。

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