Third Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship

third Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship

The annual Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship is delivered in partnership with Girton College.

Previous Cavendish Arts Science Fellows include experimental filmmaker Logan Dandridge who brought specific interests in memory, non-linear time and Black experience to his dialogues with physicists, and artist and composer Ain Bailey our 2022-23 Fellow, who is currently in residence in Cambridge. Ain brings her interest in multi-channel sound, architectural acoustics and the constellation of sounds that form individual and community identities, to her encounters with physicists. 

This unique collaborative opportunity is open to artists internationally and is not confined to any single aesthetic, theme, or medium. The Fellowship is financially supported and begins in October 2023, including a residency period in Cambridge, typically of at least six months up to a year. Cavendish Arts Science creates collective encounters between art and science that explore the world, our humanity, and our place in the world. We are seeking adventurous artists whose practice resonates with the Cavendish Arts Science ethos of questioning, collective imagining, and decentring. The selected artist will bring alternative ways of knowing the world, artistic practices immersed in communities that are not privileged in the mainstream, and an enthusiasm to collectively imagine new possibilities. Artists with no previous experience of working with scientists or in a scientific environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

About the 2024-25 Fellowship

We are seeking adventurous artists whose practice resonates with the Cavendish Arts Science ethos of questioning, collective imagining and decentring. The selected artist will bring alternative ways of knowing the world, artistic practices immersed in communities that are not privileged in the mainstream, and an enthusiasm to collectively imagine new possibilities. Artists with no previous experience of working with scientists or in a scientific environment are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Fellowship will last one year from October 2024 and will include a residency period at Girton College in Cambridge, typically of at least six months up to one year, with potential for the period of residency to be split across two visits.

The artist will receive a stipend, and accommodation and subsistence during the period of residency. A budget will be provided for the production of new work, and for travel.

The successful applicant will normally be elected Visiting Fellow Commoner in the Arts at Girton College and will

  • Develop thought-provoking ideas through engagement with physicists and those in other fields
  • Experiment with new approaches to their practice that are transformative and push boundaries
  • Produce new work to be exhibited during the Fellowship and beyond
  • Have opportunities to exhibit work in other contexts including the opening of the Cavendish Laboratory (Ray Dolby Centre) in 2025, and potentially those created through national and international partnerships.

Practical Information

The one-year Fellowship will begin in October 2024 and end in October 2025.

The Fellowship includes a residency period in Cambridge, typically of at least six months up to one year. Exact dates of the residency period are flexible and will be agreed with the selected artist.


Financial Support

  • A stipend of £10,000 GBP will be paid to the successful candidate
  • Accommodation and meals will be provided by Girton College during the residency period in Cambridge.
  • A production budget of £10,000 GBP will be made available to support the development of new work.
  • A travel budget of up to £3,000 GBP (depending on where the artist is based) will be available to support the cost of travel to/from Cambridge during the Fellowship.
     

How to apply

Please read our Questions and Answers before applying.

Download a copy of the application form questions and word limits here to help prepare your submission

The deadline to apply is Sunday 19 May, 23:59 British Summer Time (GMT+1)

We will only accept submissions received before the deadline.

Before you apply, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. 
If you have any other questions, please email us on contact@cavendish-artscience.org.uk

Long-form answers in the application can be submitted as either written responses or audio recordings. If another format or way of working is preferred, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Cavendish Arts Science is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunities for all, regardless of sex, race, colour, religion and belief, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, gender reassignment, gender identity, gender expression or disability. Please refer to the University of Cambridge’s Equal Opportunities Policy for further information.

Website link: Cavendish Arts Science (cavendish-artscience.org.uk)

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