Opportunity: Artist Residency – NW Edinburgh Partnership Centre

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North Edinburgh Arts seeks to engage two visual artists to undertake a socially-engaged residency for an initial period of 13 months from March 2015, this will be extended pending all funds being secured to 26 months in total.

This project will specifically provide opportunities for artists who hold both excellent engagement and communication skills and a very strong artistic practice, wishing to work within an unusually open and innovative brief.

This opportunity aims to engage the local community, and those who will work and visit the new North West Edinburgh Partnership Centre (NWEPC) to be built in Muirhouse from March 2015, and to root the new partnership centre within the local cultural fabric of the area. The NWEPC is led by NHS Lothian in partnership with City of Edinburgh Council.

This programme will create an opportunity for existing and emerging communities to work together to create something personal to them, resulting in an enhanced sense of pride and ownership and a real sense of place and belonging within a continually changing environment.

Each artist in residence will work, initially, with a minimum of 2 community/ patient groups each, resulting in 2 temporary interventions/ events to be sited in and around the partnership centre, adjacent to North Edinburgh Arts. Once all funding is in place this will be extended to include a further 2 community/patient groups involved in a further 2 temporary interventions/events.

For further information and to apply, please visit the opportunity listing on the North Edinburgh Arts website, located here.

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