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VU Quebec - Lightwaves

Posted on: 3rd May 2017

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Artists Exchange Residency Opportunities

Street Level Photoworks in collaboration with VU Photography Centre, Quebec are delighted to launch a call for submissions for artists working with photography, for International residencies, one in October 2017 and one in April 2018. 

We are looking for 2 dynamic artists from Scotland to participate in this exciting opportunity that is part funded by British Council’s office in Canada and Quebec Government. 

The opportunity includes a funded one-month stay in Quebec at the artscooperative Meduse, access to VU’s photographic facility, with the output of an exhibition bringing the work together in a partner venue in 2018/19. The residency will involve an online creative exchange between the selected artists in Scotland and those in Quebec around themes of heritage and migration. 

Flight, accommodation, per diems, exhibition production support and an artists fee of £1000 is available.

Residency Structure

The residency will involve creative dialogue with a partnered Quebecois artist prior to the residency stay in Quebec, with opportunities for further dialogue during the reciprocal stay in Scotland by the Quebecois artist. Some of this dialogue will be captured on a project blog.

Dates for Scottish artists in Quebec: October 2017 / April 2018

Application for these residencies is now closed.  Selected artists will be announced in July.

About VU

VU is an artist-run centre which since 1981 has been dedicated to the development of the photographic image. The centre offers a varied programme of activities such as exhibitions and public talks. VU also provides artists and its members with access to its production equipment for digital and silver gelatin photography. The centre supports emerging practices and promotes critical thinking about the issues in contemporary photography. VU also has a documentation centre where researchers and students can find a large collection of material on contemporary photography. VU is a non-profit organisation made up of and administered by an artists' collective. Its board of directors is composed of artists and professionals in the visual arts. The centre is a member of the Méduse cooperative in Quebec City.  More details can be found: www.vuphoto.org