The Plural Programme, hosted by a British Council, will offer a four-week (or equivalent) digital residency in Brazil for LGBTQIA+ artists from the UK. The artists will develop new ideas, experiment with their practice and make new connections through engaging with the partners’ local cultural landscape.
Residencies are self-directed by the artist, with support and guidance from the host partner. Applicants are invited to propose a project idea to help structure their work and time.
Through working with the host organisation, UK artists will be encouraged to make new connections and explore a variety of ideas, both expected and unexpected. Residencies will have an active agenda of meetings, encounters, attending online cultural events, writing time and so on.
Residents are expected to present digital work (for example, online exhibition, performance, etc) during the residency and engage in activities such as workshops or talks. In addition, residents are asked to document their residency to share with public audiences.
- Build relationships between artists, organisations and communities in Brazil;
- Offer extraordinary experiences which enable LGBTQIA+ artists to develop their artistic practice, experiment with new ideas and ways of working;
- Open up opportunities for LGBTQIA+ artists in international marketplaces;
Enable cultural organisations to work differently and strengthen practices through hosting LGBTQIA + artists.
Who can participate in the call?
Artists in Residence is open to LGBTQIA+ UK artists all genres. We will look to match individuals with host partners’ own interests as much as possible. Artists may be performers, visual artists, designers, filmmakers, writers, etc.
Residents are selected through an application and interview process and must demonstrate:
- Previous experience in successfully leading on creative ideas and processes
- Interest in making new connections with other creators, organisations and communities
- Flexibility and resilience – to work outside of their comfort zone
- An ability to connect, collaborate and create via digital tools and platforms will also be essential.