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Search and Discover in Gosport

Monday 8th March, 2010

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Creative Landscapes Project Seeks Deaf or Disabled Artist for Community Based Residency

A Deaf or disabled artist is being sought to lead a participatory residency from May to September in Gosport, Hampshire.

The residency will be based at the Gosport Discovery Centre and will work with local people to explore the theme of ‘Search and Discovery in Gosport.’ The residency will culminate in an exhibition or event for Heritage Open Days, September 9th-12th 2010.

Applications are invited from Deaf and disabled artists working in photography, sound, music or spoken word, who are enthusiastic about participatory creative work and who wish to develop their practice.

Creative Landscapes is part of the Accentuate Programme and seeks to increase opportunities for engagement with heritage and the historic environment by Deaf and disabled people through creative exploration.

Liz Porter, artist and Creative Landscapes Disability Advisor, said: ‘This is an exciting opportunity for an artist to lead a residency that will involve local people, exploring local heritage through creative approaches.

In particular, we encourage early career artists to apply and we can offer the successful applicant mentoring support as part of the residency.’

Emergent and early career artists are encouraged to apply and mentoring support will be provided.

Location: Gosport, Hampshire

Remuneration:£6000 for 30 days work.

The deadline for applications is Monday 5th April 2010.

How to apply: For more information and to request the residency brief, please contact Esther Gill, English Heritage Outreach Manager on 07500 097957 or email esther.gill@english-heritage.org.uk