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Action Research Bursary

We are looking for a lead artist to work with the Project Team on the ReMake Castlegate: Action Research Project, to create work in response to site that enables an audience to actively engage, interact and participate with the project.  

DEADLINE midnight 13th July 2014

Bursary of £1,500 inc vat and travel costs.  

Project production/materials budget of £1,500  

Further information and how to apply click here

ReMake Castlegate is a partnership project between Yorkshire Artspace and University of Sheffield School of Architecture Department.  The Project Team will comprise: 3 artists, a number of 5th and 6th year architecture students and recent graduates along with staff from Yorkshire Artspace and Sheffield School of Architecture.  

ReMake Castlegate is part of the city-wide Festival of the Mind a collaboration between the city, its creative community and the University of Sheffield.  The 2014 festival will take place 18-28 September in Sheffield.  It is a celebration of ideas, culture and collaboration where the University can share their most exciting research in inspiring and creative ways.  

The Castlegate area of Sheffield is changing rapidly. Castle Market has closed, soon to be demolished, revealing the remains of the ancient Sheffield Castle and making way for a new city quarter.  This project aims to engage directly with people affected by this transition, people who live and work in Castlegate and surrounding neighbourhoods.

In the lead up to and during the Festival of the Mind the Project Team will work with the public, community groups and schools to produce a large physical model of Castlegate featuring scale models of individual buildings. This model is a participatory action in its own right but also a jumping off point for other participatory activity/artwork to be defined by the lead artist with the Project Team.    

We are looking for an artist, who has experience of engagement/participation and approaches to working with others, to take a curatorial overview of the project activity to ensure a coherent approach.  

We hope that ‘ReMake Castlegate’ will spark a future vision of Castlegate that is created and shared by local citizens, artists and academics.