UZ Arts Artists Residency at the Sura Medura International Residency (Sri Lanka)

Sura Medura is located in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka. Established in 2011, the Sura Medura Residency Programme supports artists from all disciplines in the creation of work that is enhanced by being made in Sri Lanka. UZ Arts have been organising International Residencies and arts programmes in Sri Lanka since 2005.

This opportunity is open to Scotland based artists or artists whose work will benefit the people of Scotland.

There are two residency periods available, each of six weeks. The first between 31st October 2017 and 10th December 2017, and the second between 12th February 2018 and 26th March 2018. Artists can apply to take part in either one of these six-week blocks.

The residency offers artists the chance to produce and present a new piece of work that responds to the environment of Sura Medura and Sri Lanka. Artists are encouraged to present their artistic practice at the beginning of their stay through our partnership with Colombo University of Visual and Performing Arts and to engage with the artistic community in Sri Lanka. At the end of their stay there will be an opportunity for artists to present the outcome of their residency, for example through exhibition, screening or performance.   UZ Arts will also seek to present the outcomes of residencies in Scotland in 2018.

This artist call is funded through Creative Scotland. Suramedura is also funded by IN SITU, the European platform for artistic creation in public space and by Arts Council England. One of the benefits of this support is that the residency often hosts artists from several countries during a residency block.

The six-weeks residency block comprises of 4 weeks in which the artists can work on their own projects, followed by 2 weeks when the artists will work collaboratively to create work to be presented. The residency programme will cover travel, food and accommodation costs for artists and includes a fee of £2,000 to cover all material and production costs for work produced.

Deadline: 18 August 2017

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