Search is on for cinema’s next artist in residence

An independent cinema has begun the search for an artist in residence.

Northumbria University and the Tyneside Cinema, in Newcastle, are looking for an artist to be based at the cinema from October 2015 to January 2016 following the success of the programme’s first year.

The scheme is designed to provide emerging artists with space, technical support and curatorial critique in the professional working environment of the Tyneside Cinema. Eligible applicants must have achieved a BA, MA or PhD qualification within the last 24 months.

The successful graduate will receive a host of benefits during their residency including the use of a large rent-free studio space with unrestricted access to video editing and post production facilities as well as a bursary of £4,600 towards living expenses and production costs as well and free cinema tickets during the programme.

Andrea Macdonald, artistic programme producer at Tyneside Cinema, said: “This programme is designed to give talented graduates the chance to develop further in the context of our award-winning art house cinema.

“We’re proud of what Callum has achieved and will keep an eye on what he produces next but now we are looking for our next artist in residence and have the hard task of choosing who to give it to.

“The quality of submissions was high last year and I expect it will be the same this summer.”

Robert Jefferson, programme leader for Media and Communication Design, said: “I would encourage graduates with an interest in animation and cinema to get their applications in for this.”

The Graduate Artist in Residence 2015 call out and application is available on the Tyneside Cinema website www.tynesidecinema.co.uk/whats-on/art/artists-in-residence-northumbria-2015 and is welcoming single and joint proposals, applications must be sent to andrea.macdonald@tynesidecinema.co.uk by July 31.