OPEN CALL - Micro Placement Residency Programme

OPEN CALL - Micro Placement Residency Programme

open call

Opportunity for Thanet-based artists to take place in our forthcoming micro-placement exchange and residency

About the project

Selected artists will be placed with specialists from various trade, craft, labour and academic backgrounds based in and around Margate for one week in August or September 2019 (depending on the placement), and have time and space to develop a body of work in response to this exchange. The space will also be available for the respective business owners/ tradespeople to use to allow for the possibility of collaborative work.

We are interested in collaboration and dialogue as a means of resistance. We want to create a platform for genuine skill-sharing and knowledge exchange, and to promote collaboration across professions in the area. Artists will have the opportunity to work within a different environment, open up dialogue, be inspired by different processes and gain new skills. This project is essentially about getting people talking and working together who wouldn’t usually do so, and seeing what happens!

What is included in the opportunity?

*one week placement with specialist from local trade/academic background
*access to studio space at CRATE for three weeks in September
*opportunity to exhibit work and take part in public events
*opportunity to be part of a printed publication
*£300 fee
*budget for materials

We welcome applications from artists who can demonstrate how they would benefit from this kind of exchange. We welcome applications from artists from all backgrounds but particularly those who may face barriers to opportunities in the arts due to ableism, racism, homophobia, transphobia and/or classism.

To apply:
Please email to and by 31 July
A single PDF including the following:
Proposal outlining your interest in the residency (max 300 words)
Artist statement outlining details of your practice and research interests (max 300 words)
Up to 10 images/ links to examples of your work
We also welcome applications in video/audio format.
If you have any questions please email us!