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Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema | Call for Proposals

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Application Deadline: 5pm on the 7th January 2015

Announcing our new Participatory Art Project, Atopic Art: Expressions of Eczema. This is an innovative new collaborative project between Dr. Sara Brown at University of Dundee, Eczema Outreach Scotland and ASCUS Art & Science.

This is an open call for proposals from artists on the themes of: The Science of eczema and Living with eczema (the emotional and social aspects of living with the condition). We will be looking for two artists who can animate the identified themes in a fun, playful and inclusive way that will encourage participation and increase sharing of information, breaking cycles of isolation for eczema sufferers and their families. This could involve a wide range of sculptural, multimedia, performance, spoken word or digital practices.

The ambition of the project is to increase engagement with families affected by eczema through a series of three travelling workshops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness. Bringing the output of these workshops to the wider public through the creation of a participatory artwork and a travelling exhibition pack that will take place in schools and communities across Scotland. This project will take place between February – August 2015 (over 7 months)

The opportunity is open to Scotland-based artists. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice and evidence of a body of work and strong track record. Applicants should ideally have experience of leading and delivering workshops. (PVG scheme membership is not required)

Please read carefully the artist brief provided for detailed information about the position.
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Application process

To apply for this opportunity please send the following information to submissions@ascus.org.uk no later than 5pm on 7th January 2015.

  • A written statement detailing your current practice and your workshop proposal including workshop title. Please include details in your statement of how you would consider replicating, transporting and displaying the resulting artwork in schools and community settings. (500 words maximum).
  • An up-to-date CV including contact details for two referees.
  • Up to six images of your previous work or workshop outputs (Jpegs no larger than 1MB each) with the titles of the work/workshop as the file name.

Useful Resources

Background about eczema:
NHS – Atopic Eczema
British Association of Dermatologists
College of Life Sciences – University of Dundee

Eczema support work:
www.eczemaoutreachscotland.org.uk

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