RM is currently seeking Expressions of Interest for its inaugural International Residency programme (Summer 2014).

// Due: 6pm, Monday 16 December 2013

After the success of our annual summer studio program, RM is very excited to be hosting its first international residency — providing five artists with some studio space, accommodation and a small stipend for six weeks of summer. This is a residency that is motivated by the informal conversations that surround art practices. It is a time for finding ways to open up your research and thinking to others; creating a space where we might eat and think and talk together.

We are currently seeking expression of interest from New Zealand artists, designers, writers and curators to take part in this residency.

As with the previous three years, the gallery space will be converted into a shared studio (to be shared with four others).  In addition to providing a space for self-initiated projects, the residency will also include a programme of activities that look to create shared experiences and conversations between the studio artists and RM. We are anticipating three or four field trips will take place, regular shared meals, as well as a weekly presentation/activity at RM. There will NOT be an exhibition occurring as part of the residency — the focus of your activities might instead be on your research and process, as well as participation in the events that have been developed as part of this programme.

We are bringing an Australian and a Canadian artist to Auckland to take part in this residency, and are currently seeking three New Zealand practitioners to participate in the program. Priority will be given to those based outside of Auckland (domestic flights will be provided)

The residency program will commence on 6 January and run through until 15th February. Participants will be expected to be present for the majority of this time.

If you are interested in this opportunity please send an expression of interest to nick@rm103.org before 6pm, 16 December.

The expression of interest will need to tells us how you would like to use this time, whether there is any significance to being in Auckland, and will preferably include images of your current work.


An open-ended studio?

As with the summer studio programme that we’ve run over the last three years, our intention is to divide the gallery space between the five participants. There has tended to be enough room for a desk and a good amount of wall space.

For the residency in 2014 we’d quite likely want to keep the office table available as a shared area, and have the five participants working within the remainder of the space. You’ll note that there are no dividing walls or partitions between the working areas: this may not suit all types of practitioner, but it is very much how we’d like to keep things. This partly due to simplicity but also because of our interest in the open-ended conversation that comes through working alongside one another.

Other facilities provided within the space:

_ Basic office equipment: printer, scanner, stationery
_ A guillotine and cutting mat
_ Basic tools
_ Data projectors and screens
_ A basic kitchenette with tea and coffee-making facilities.
_ Bathroom

Access to the space is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please contact us if you would like more information.