The Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence awards are intended to support the residency of an artist of any kind or nationality in a UK institution in order to foster a creative collaboration between the artist and the staff and/or students of that institution. The term ‘artist’ encompasses visual artists, creative writers, musicians, poets and other producers of original creative work.
The scheme is intended to bring artists into research and study environments where creative art is not part of the normal curriculum or activities of the host department. It is not the objective of the scheme to provide additional teaching strength to the host institution. Priority will be given to new or recent collaborative ventures.
The award covers a stipend for the resident artist, plus up to £2,500 for costs associated with the artist’s activity, e.g. consumables or materials. The maximum total cost can be up to £15,000 overall for a typical residency. All institutions of higher education in the UK (including museums) are eligible to host an Artist in Residence. The institution undertakes to provide a stimulating environment for the visiting artist, and will take responsibility for all administrative aspects of the residency.
Outline Applications can be submitted at any time and their assessment is normally completed within three months. Details of the procedure for the second stage, namely preparation of a Detailed Application will be sent to those whose Outline Application has been approved.
For more information, visit http://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/AIR/AIR.cfm
The next closing date is 21 March 2013.