The Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College is a unique collaborative opportunity open to artists internationally. Artists working in or across any medium, including visual arts, performance, theatre, film, writing, dance, music and sound, architecture, spatial and social practices, technology and digital and those with experimental practices are invited to apply.
The Fellowship seeks adventurous artists who challenge traditional ways of knowing, engage with communities, and enjoy collectively imagining new possibilities. Artists with no previous experience working with scientists or in a scientific environment are particularly encouraged to apply. This Fellowship will begin in October 2022 and will last for one year.
The successful applicant, who will normally be elected Visiting Fellow Commoner in the Arts at Girton College, will:
- Undertake a residency hosted by Girton College and the Cavendish Laboratory, normally spending at least six months and up to a maximum of one year in Cambridge between October 2022 and October 2023, with potential for the period of residency to be split across two visits.
- Develop ideas through ongoing engagement with physicists and other researchers during the duration of the fellowship.
- Produce and exhibit new work during the period of fellowship.
- Have opportunities to exhibit work in other contexts including the opening of the Cavendish Laboratory (Ray Dolby Centre) in 2023 and potentially those created through national and international partnerships.
- A stipend of £10,000 GBP will be paid to the successful candidate.
- All accommodation and meals will be provided by Girton College during the residency in Cambridge.
- A budget of £10,000 GBP will be made available to support the development of new work.
- Travel to and from Cambridge for the residency will be paid for up to £3000 GBP.