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Artists Residencies
Mon 15 Aug 2005
For the first time, residencies are being offered at Shandy Hall, North Yorkshire (NAWE's Registered Office), where Laurence Sterne wrote Tristram Shandy. The residencies are part of the development of Shandy Hall as a centre for the study of narrative.
Artists Residencies

Asterisk*, (the centre for the study and development of narrative) is based at Shandy Hall in North Yorkshire where Laurence Sterne wrote The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman. It is a concept developed by The Laurence Sterne Trust that aims to use the spirit and intellectual resources of Shandy Hall to inspire artists and the public to explore and experiment with nonlinearity, and to examine and develop the convergences between art forms within our contemporary culture. It aims also to illustrate how new technology can, in the hands of artists, be used to deliver entirely new artistic opportunities.

In the autumn and winter of 2005, Asterisk* will offer two residencies of three weeks duration each. These will provide exceptional opportunities for artists keen to experiment with current practice in diverse media, specifically exercises in non-linearity, with an emphasis on interactivity and audience participation. Intersections with technology are encouraged and technology specialists will be available for collaboration.

Residency One (running from Thursday 13th October until Thursday 3rd November 2005) is intended for an artist with some previous experience of working with new media technologies and who wishes to extend or develop that practice through a deeper engagement with technological and/or non-linear ideas.

Residency Two is intended for an artist with minimal technological background who wishes to explore the possibilities that new technology can offer his or her practice. This bursary will run from Saturday 12th November to Saturday 3rd December 2005.

Both residencies offer an extended period for artists to work within the environment of Shandy Hall. Each residency will have eight days of support from the Curator and associated technologists.

The successful applicants will recieve a bursary of £2100 plus accommodation in Wolfson Cottage in the grounds of Shandy Hall, a charming converted 19th century stone barn set in a two-acre garden. Included are kitchen, spacious living room, bathroom and bedroom. Oil-fired Aga, central heating, washing machine, TV, parking for one car. Self catering.

The successful applicants will be expected to attend a one day evaluation seminar with all the project's participants in January 2006.

CVs accompanied by a letter of interest should be addressed to The Curator, Asterisk*, Shandy Hall, Coxwold, York, YO61 4AD to arrive by Friday 26 August. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview at Shandy Hall on 5 September. Successful applicants will be notified on Friday 9 September.

We seek applicants from any artistic discipline.

Shandy Hall is a Registered Museum, Charity Number 529593.

Asterisk* Asterisk* is supported by Arts Council England, The National Association of Writers in Education, KMA Creative Technology and the University of Teesside.