Residency with Arts Council of Wales

    • Residency opportunity at Centre for Alternative Technology in collaboration with the Arts Council of Wales
      Closing date: 12 Jul 2012
    • Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Wales SY20 9AZ
    • Bursary: ?24,000 for twelve months
      Starting August 2012
      This residency is part of a new strategic partnership between the Arts Council of Wales & the Centre for Alternative Technology CAT is inviting applications from, both UK and international artists working in film, photography or digital media, who wish to develop their practice through working at CAT for a period of twelve months by engaging with its research projects and its community of staff.
      Hosted by CAT and funded by the Arts Council of Wales, the residency offers the opportunity to access time and space away from their usual practice to work in the context of a cutting edge research project. The residency will provide a time to absorb the cultural implications of CAT?s Zero Carbon Britain (ZCB) work,? through the findings of work to date and in joining the team of researchers during the current phase of their investigation; providing an opportunity to meet new people, sourcing new material and experiencing life in a new location. The residency will also allow the artist(s) to interpret, explore and engage with the wider learning context offered through CAT?s ?living laboratory? of hands-on projects.
      Deadline for applications 12th July 2012?
      Interviews scheduled for 23rd July 2012
    • For detail of the brief and how to apply please visit:
    • You can also download the Artist brief below:
      Zero Carbon Britain – Artist brief


Author: Shahidul Alam

Time Magazine Person of the Year 2018. A photographer, writer, curator and activist, Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in chemistry before switching to photography. His seminal work “The Struggle for Democracy” contributed to the removal of General Ershad. Former president of the Bangladesh Photographic Society, Alam set up the Drik agency, Chobi Mela festival and Pathshala, South Asian Media Institute, considered one of the finest schools of photography in the world. Shown in MOMA New York, Centre Georges Pompidou, Royal Albert Hall and Tate Modern, Alam has been guest curator of Whitechapel Gallery, Winterthur Gallery and Musee de Quai Branly. His awards include Mother Jones, Shilpakala Award and Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Festival of Photography. Speaker at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, TEDx, POPTech and National Geographic, Alam chaired the international jury of the prestigious World Press Photo contest. Honorary Fellow of Royal Photographic Society, Alam is visiting professor of Sunderland University in UK and advisory board member of National Geographic Society. John Morris, the former picture editor of Life Magazine describes his book “My journey as a witness”, (listed in “Best Photo Books of 2011” by American Photo), as “The most important book ever written by a photographer.”

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