Castlefield Gallery and Aarhus Center for Visual Art have joined together to launch SUSTAIN, a two-year programme of professional development and artist exchange focussed on developing low carbon and ecologically aware ways of producing and experiencing art. Contemporary visual artists living and/or working in Greater Manchester and the Aarhus region can apply for two opportunities:
Part 1: SUSTAIN Artist Digital Exchange
Five artists from Greater Manchester and five artists from Aarhus will take part in a six-month programme of workshops, talks, visits, critical feedback and professional support focussed on low carbon artmaking.
Part 2: SUSTAIN Slow Travel Residency Exchange
1 artist from Greater Manchester and 1 artist from Aarhus will undertake a 2-month ‘Slow Culture Residency’, making use of only slow and low carbon travel to travel between Manchester and Aarhus.
Eligibility: Contemporary visual artists living and/or working in Greater Manchester and the Aarhus region
What you get: SUSTAIN Artist Digital Exchange Participants will benefit from a bursary of £1,000 and professional development support. SUSTAIN Slow Travel Residency Exchange Each artist will receive a stipend of £2,200 production budget for the creation of work during the residency and also for sharing of work and ideas studio and accommodation in Aarhus for the duration of the residency funding to cover travel costs, including visa fees, any required Covid-19 tests and insurance.