ART, ECOLOGY & SCIENCE RESIDENCY
October 27th to November 18th 2019, Santa Lucía, Vejer de la Frontera, Spain
for PhD and MA by Research students attending HEIs in the NW of England
Extended Deadline for proposals: August 5th 2019
Attendance: Possibility to stay for two weeks or the full period
Exploring infinite intimacy in nature
Doctoral and MA by Research students across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in the NW of England are invited to submit a proposal to attend the residency from 27 October to 18 November 2019. We invite participants to look at their own practices through the lens of dynamic relationships in nature.
Bee Time is a residency programme which is strongly rooted in the local ecology and culture in and around Santa Lucia, Andalucia. Past residents have worked with the honey bee as a metaphor from which the relationship between the landscape and the human being has been investigated. Others have used it more broadly to reveal hitherto hidden elements within their field of enquiry. A theme that has repeatedly emerged during these residencies is the presence of infinite intimate relationships in the natural world. In this residency, we are keen to map and explore how this idea can be applied to a variety of research disciplines.
Bee Time residency offers ample opportunities for systemic thinking through nature observation, as well as relational art practices within the local community. Participants will be encouraged to pursue their research practices within a context of ecological creative processes, which will be tailored to their needs. The programme, as well as most living expenses, are funded for eligible participants.* Please see the open call form to see what is covered in the funding.
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PhD and MA by Research students attending HEIs in the NW of England are welcome to apply.
Students are invited to make proposals to interpret and respond to the theme of ‘intimate relationships in nature’ in whatever ways are appropriate to their research. We anticipate a possible mix across the students of artistic, visual, writing, music, historical, philosophical, linguistic, political science and sociological methods. The residency format (i.e. an intense period of study that is residential and in a new and stimulating environment) works well for all students who wish to explore their research question through experiential learning.
Students will work alongside the staff of Bee Time who are visual and graphic artists, and performers, and have been developing socially engaged artistic practice in their community for the past four years. Beetime have an ongoing collaboration with NMAC (an open air land art museum in the area) and El Cubo Verde (a network of art+nature projects).
During the first week students will take part in workshops facilitated by Bee Time staff relating to the theme of the residency. In the second week there will be round-table discussions with local experts selected to suit the research themes of the participating applicants. Towards the end of the residency we will hold an open studio and presentation programme of the work that has been undertaken. Students will have substantial time to work alone or with each other on their project.
Santa Lucia is a village in Andalucia, 50 km from Cadiz. Students will encounter a relatively remote area of Spain which is dealing with considerable issues of unemployment, migration from north Africa, agricultural degradation, and a growing economic reliance on tourism. Through exploring the area’s traditional, as well as commercial, agricultural practices, students will learn about the complex ecological issues local communities are facing, both locally and worldwide.
Facilities, conditions and application form
Please find attached the complete residency information here: Bee Time Open Call #8 [.doc 412kb]
Send your application form to Myna Trustram (email@example.com) by August 5th 2019
We will tell you the result of your application within four weeks of the closing date.
With the support and collaboration of:
Residency funded by North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP) and BE.TIME SCA. With the collaboration of: Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Centre (PAHC), Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) y AV Pedro Esquivel, Santa Lucía