CFPR Visiting Artist / Designer in Residence

We welcome artists and design practitioners to come and work with us on a 1 month residency programme (30 days). We are looking for artists and designers who are makers, working at any level of their career, and are advancing the boundaries of art, design and technology. The residencies will take place at our labs and studios at Frenchay Campus.

As an Artist or Designer in residence, you will make a body of work that will contribute to the CFPR archive and the editions portfolio. You will have a curiosity and range of interests that may include (but not exclusive to) fine art, print, product design, robotics, electronics, software, manufacturing and materials science.  You will have a combination of visual, technical and creative skills, are adaptable, willing to fail, try new technologies and work outside your comfort zone.

The Artist / Designer in residence programme also presents a truly exciting opportunity for exceptional and motivated individuals to make significant contributions to the Centre’s research. As part of each residency, you will deliver a talk or practice-based session to our researchers and postgraduate students. You must be able to confidently present and demonstrate ideas to a cross-disciplinary community and across different audience levels and groups.

Before submitting, please take time to look around our website. We have a range of laboratories – traditional and photomechanical print, robotics and CNC, graphene, ceramic printing and extrusion; equipment including screenprint, etching, letterpress, co-robots, multi-axis  CNC machines, laser cutter, paper plotter, 3D printing for polymers and ceramics, digital wide format inkjet and UV, photography, platemaking and wet processing, glass and ceramic kilns, colour viewing cabinet, fume cabinets; testing machines including spectrophotometer, tensile strength tester, rheometer and a tensiometer.

Expectations that CFPR will:

  • grant access to the CFPR with swipe card and email address
  • train the artist/designer on specialist equipment and provide agreed technical support
  • provide an agreed materials allocation to make the work
  • provide an agreed stipendary contribution towards accommodation, travel and subsistence costs*
  • The stipend rates are:
  • contribution to subsistence and expenses @ £100 per diem
  • reimbursement of travel costs to and from CFPR at the start and end of the residency up
    to £500 (claimed back with receipts)
  • contribution to accommodation costs @ £90 per night (claimed back with receipts)

To apply, please read the post description here and apply online here.

We will accept submissions from now until 16th February 2024. There are 2 residencies available and they should be complete by 19th July.

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