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You Must Locate A Fantasy
7 April 2016

DEADLINE: 6 May 2016

You Must Locate A Fantasy is Book Works’ new Library Residencies Programme, presenting a series of residencies and commissions for artists to work with libraries, special collections and archives located in England/Internationally in 2016–2019.

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For this first open call we are inviting artists to propose a project that engages creatively and critically with either Chelsea College of Arts Library & CHELSEA space or Glasgow Women’s Library special collections/holdings and to develop a new work after an initial period of research/residency that will engage with local audiences.

We are interested in proposals that make connections: between the research material you access in the library collection and the finished work; between yourself and the real or imagined audiences that access the collection; between the present in which you work and the histories of the collection; between the personal and potential communities of the library or collection. Commissioned work might take the form of printed matter, performance/live works, installation/exhibition, film, talks/readings or online material etc., or a combination of the above in terms of its outcome.

You are invited to submit a proposal to one library: please select either Chelsea College of Arts Library/CHELSEA space or Glasgow Women’s Library. We will not accept proposals to both libraries.

For more information and how to apply, download the application form and equal opportunities form here:

You Must Locate A Fantasy _Application Form.pdf1.94 MB
Equality Monitoring Form_You Must Locate A Fantasy.pdf60.95 KB