Sura Medura is located in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka. Established in 2011, the Sura Medura Residency Programme supports artists from all disciplines in the creation of work that is enhanced by being made in Sri Lanka. For more information please visit Sura Medura.
This opportunity is open to Scotland based artists and artists whose work will be for the benefit of people in Scotland, working in any discipline to undertake a residency of up to 6 weeks at Sura Medura, between October 2013 and February 2014. The residency offers artists the chance to produce and present a new piece of work which responds to the environment of Sura Medura and Sri Lanka. Artists are encouraged to present their artistic practice at the beginning of their stay and to engage with the artistic community in Sri Lanka. At the end of their stay there will be the opportunity for artists to present the outcome of their residency, for example through exhibition, screening or performance. UZ Arts will also seek to present the outcomes of residencies in Scotland in 2014.
For artists work completed by January 2014, there will be the opportunity for artists to submit their work to the Colombo Art Biennale, which will take place in the capital of Sri Lanka from 30th January – 9th February 2014. For more information please visit Colombo Art Biennale.
The residency programme will cover travel, food and accommodation costs for artists and includes a fee of £2,000 to cover all material and production costs for work produced.
To apply, please send:
- A maximum of 5 images, or a 5 minute video, of your work
- A short proposal (max. 250 words) for the residency.
- An indication of availability between October 2013 and February 2014.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 3rd May at 17:00.
Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview in the week beginning 3rd June.
This residency opportunity is supported by Creative Scotland.
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org (Eileen Wilson).
Artists’ residency opportunity in Sura Medura centre in Sri Lanka
Sura Medura is an International Artist residency centre in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka, maintained by Glasgow based arts charity UZ Arts. It was established in 2011 and offers opportunities for both Scottish Artists, funded through Creative Scotland and European Artists funded through IN SITU. It was founded to continue the artistic programme of the Chandrasevana Centre that was established by the Hikkaduwa Area Relief Fund.
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Sura Medura International Residency Sri Lanka
Sura Medura is an International Artist residency centre in Hikkaduwa, South West Sri Lanka. It was established in 2011 and offers opportunities for both Scottish Artists, funded through Creative Scotland, and European Artists funded through IN SITU. It was founded to continue the artistic programme of the Chandrasevana Centre that was established by the Hikkaduwa Area Relief Fund. www.chandrasevana.com
Artists from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals to create work that is enhanced by being developed in Sri Lanka. Selected artists are offered mentorship and opportunities to meet with their peers in the Sri Lankan arts community. They are also opportunities to present the resulting work in Sri Lanka and Scotland.
Previous artists have included:
UZ Arts also arrange residencies in other locations for the development and delivery of work.
Maria McCavana Sura Medura and then Colombo Arts Biennale
Olivier Grossetete Ayr and then Glasgow for “Roofless”
Sumit Sarkar Lanarkshire and then Shetland for “Roofless”
Neil Butler and Jon Biddel with Teatri ODA in Kosovo
Menikavan der Poorten at Cove Park
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