When I applied for 20 Wellington Road, I imagined it as an opportunity to take some time and space, gather a few collaborators from around Europe, and “jam” on a particular manifestation of my artistic research in smell and interaction. Well, it was undoubtedly that. But perhaps even more crucially, my residency was a two-month object lesson in how one can live and work as part of a practising artist’s group. Seeing Blast Theory in action every day, taking care of each other and making great work with gentle dedication, was just as valuable to my practice, and my life, as were the infrastructural and technical support of their team. I strongly recommend the 20 Wellington Road residency to any artist or artist group seeking a dose of practical and soulful inspiration.
This unique Residency Programme is initiated and run by the artists in Blast Theory, Ju, Matt and Nick. It provides a studio space, accommodation, and uninterrupted time, for residents to research and develop new work in a supportive environment.
With 26 years experience as an artist-led company, we have a wealth of skills that we are able to use to support practitioners from all backgrounds and stages in their career; supporting skills development, providing opportunities and nurturing talent.
Blast Theory will provide tailored support for each artist in residence.
There are three residency slots of two months available, giving artists the time and space for meaningful development of ideas and processes. The available residency slots are:
- 18th February – 12th April 2019
- 3rd June – 26th July 2019
- 7th October – 29th November 2019
We welcome applications from individuals working in the following fields:
- Pervasive and location based gaming and interactive media
- The use of mobile and portable devices in cultural and artistic practice
- Games design and theory
- Narrative design and all forms of digital storytelling
- Video streaming as artistic practice
- Interdisciplinary and live art practices
- Experimental and immersive theatre
- Film – documentary, fiction and interactive
- Liveness, interactivity, collaboration, co-creation and what audience participation means
- Museum projects and experiences
Applicants should be able to demonstrate how the residency period will assist in the development of their practice. We aim to support people at all stages of their career, including emerging artists and those with an established background in their respective fields.
We actively seek residents that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and so encourage applications from those with less visibility in the sector.
Please download the Blast Theory Residency Programme 2019 Application Pack to read the full details.
To apply, please complete your application via Survey Monkey.
You will be asked to complete the Application Form, Equal Opportunities Form and a Monitoring and Disclosure Form.
Applicants are welcome to apply in a format that serves them best, such as audio tape or video. If you prefer to apply via a video or audio application please contact dan(at)blasttheory.co.uk for more details.
Deadline for applications: 23rd January 2019, 12pm (strict deadline)
Residencies confirmed: 30th January 2019