MEANTIME both invites and accepts speculative residency and project proposals from artists, collaborators, groups and curators on an ongoing basis.
MEANTIME provides time and space for a diverse range of practitioners to test ideas, to develop and produce new work, and a particular context to work within. The project is focussed on the process of artistic production, to enable and sustain developments in artistic practice rather than to reproduce known processes and results. Residencies span a calendar month and conclude with a short period of public exhibition and discussion.
MEANTIME residencies evolve through a process of dialogue and are most suited to artists whose practice is investigative, employing processes of exploration and experimentation, and to practitioners with a commitment to artistic and critical enquiry within their field of interest. The criteria for selection is purposefully open, with project proposals selected according to the strength of ideas, a clear line of enquiry, the quality of interest and level of experimentation. Practitioners should also consider the wider benefits of their project and present opportunities to engage members of the public and arts communities. There is a small production bursary available but accommodation and food are not provided. Artists are advised to seek funding from other sources for additional expenses.
In the first instance, artists should email co-ordinator Sarah B to discuss potential ideas and provide an overview of their practice or online links. Further information relating to project proposals is available on request.