The Summer Project Residency 2024
15th July 2024
- 24th July 2024
The Cut is offering an exciting opportunity for up to 40 emerging and mid-career artists (21 years and over but no upper age limit) to participate in a unique interdisciplinary visual arts project in the summer of 2024. The Cut is a vibrant centre for the arts and creativity, based in a heritage maltings building located in the market town of Halesworth in rural Suffolk. Already a focus for collaboration between artists and across disciplines, The Cut has designed the Summer Project to give participants a unique opportunity to work collaboratively across a full range of media and method to develop their visual art work.
The Summer Project will focus on the themes of Environment, Identity, Migration and Sustainable Structures and artists appropriate to these topics have been invited as artist mentors. It will encourage exploration and cross pollination across a range of approaches, including performance, digital and sound as well as more familiar forms.
The Project has been launched and introduced through an exhibition and workshops at The Undercroft Gallery in Norwich during July 2023, highlighting The Cut and its offer to the local and wider community, as well as raising awareness of The Summer Project, and continuing in September with an exhibition by the wide-ranging artist Bruce McLean – a perfect prelude for the Summer Project residency in the summer of 2024.
This 9-day residency is at the heart of the Summer Project and aims to allow emerging and mid-career artists to work with their peers and experienced artists in an exploratory way to achieve a greater depth of understanding and direction in their own art activity.
10 free places will be offered to low-income or underrepresented emerging artists, the remainder will be heavily subsidised.
Participants will be encouraged to give full reign to their abilities and imagination, but also to challenge notions of what art activity can be through communication and collaboration with those in other subject areas. Participants will be supported by a group of 14 artist mentors – all established artists and practitioners – drawn from a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines. Technical support in film, digital and print will also be available throughout the residency. Additionally a series of lectures, seminars and discussions on the key themes will be led by visiting artists who are working across boundaries and at the intersection of the arts and other areas like science and new technologies. Our local community will be invited to attend the evening lecture series which will be free of charge on booking.
The Summer Project will conclude with an exhibition of selected work from the residency and a Summer Project publication will be available in print and digital formats for schools, libraries, and colleges.
The timetable for The Summer Project :
Residency July 15th – July 24th 2024
Summer Project Exhibition August 6th – September 24th 2024
Summer Project Publication October 12th 2024
IDENTITY Harold Offeh, Eddie Peake, Liselle Terret,
ENVIRONMENT Simon Carter, Jevan Watkins Jones
MIGRATION Desmond Brett, K.Yoland
Desmond Brett, Lizzie Fleming, Charlie Hawkins,
Aditional facilitators & technical support
Cut Editions (print), Emily Godden (film-digital), The Print Studio (print), Lewis Wickwar(film-digital)
In addition throughout the project there will be a series of evening lectures, discussions, readings, music and more :
Seminars hosted by:
Round table discussion, Q&A:
Oscar Santillan/Studio Antimundo
Lewis Dalton Gilbert
Consultant: Bruce McLean, Evelyne Rugg
The Summer Project applications
Applications are now live – apply now. Deadline for applications is Feb 29th 2024. Successful applicants can choose to pay in full, or in instalments (deposit £175, followed by four monthly instalments of £100 in April, May, June and July.)
The dates of the full board residency (accommodation and evening meal) are July 15th to July 24th 2024. The cost of the 9 day residency is £575 with 10 discretionary free places available for those from underrepresented groups of low income or with limited access due to location.
To apply please fill out the online application form below :
Summer Project Application Form
For questions and further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.