The AAUK Residency Award

Coming soon !
Art Action UK Residency Award 2020 will be announced in November 2019.

Art Action UK is an arts collective that began through responding to the 2011 disaster in North East Japan, which triggered the nuclear crisis in Fukushima. The consequence of the disaster is still unfolding, drawing attention to global environmental issues, geo-political crises and global economic breakdowns, while countless accounts and experiences are buried in the fallout of the disaster.  AAUK has been providing platforms for artists, curators, researchers as well as students who are asking questions, unearthing a different perspectives.

Who: An artist / curator/ researcher who is directly/ indirectly engaged in discourses on planetary crisis, focussing on the situation in Japan after Fukushima Nuclear Fallout, with a seriousness of intention. There is no restriction in genre, age, nationality or gender. However you need to be prepared to share your experience and communicate in English. There is an interpretation service between Japanese and English if needed for public occasions, however this services is limited to the presentation during the symposium.  Basic English Language skill set is needed to get by during the residency.

Duration: 3-4 weeks

Location: London

Support Outline: £1000 including Flight Cost between Japan and UK and small expenses are paid by AAUK. Also Oyster Card initial payment, Single Accommodation in London, Breakfast/ Evening meal at accommodation in London are supplied. These material sponsroship are not exchagable to cash value. 

Number of Residency: One person Applications are assessed by Art Action UK and the Selected award winner will be notified by email. Please accept that we may not be able to contact all the applicants by email due to the number of applications

Result of Residency : No expectation for summative exhibition, but participants are expected to deliver artist talk/ discussion events to engage with local population. 

Application : Currently not open for application, please watch out for call out in late 2019

NEW! Art Action UK Micro - Residencies

We are offering artists/ researchers/ curators/ post graduate students, micro residencies, staying with an artist/architect family in South East London, with easy access to galleries and museums.

Application: On going

AAUK Micro-residency will provide:
An opportunity to reflect and gain some perspective on your own practice without any constraints.
An opportunity to meet local artists, curators and share your own work.
An opportunity to carry out research and to receive local support.
Experience of London with local people who have some knowledge of the art scene.
No Studio space. and artist are not required to produce an exhibition during their residency.
One mentoring session for free ( £65 fees covered by AAUK)

Who can apply to Micro-residency? Artists, curators, researchers and students engaged in the research relating to “Post Fukushima” condition. No restriction on the area of practices / age / nationality / gender/ religious background.
Duration: up to 4 weeks max.
Location: South East London, Zone 2. A furnished room with bed, desk and chair, bookshelf, own fridge, wardrobe, drawer, hair dryer vacuum cleaner, free access to Wifi, kitchen, bathroom living room, and garden deck area. Central heating, 24 hour hot water. No Studio space
Costs: Application fee : Free
Accommodation: Micro Residencies are self funding position, and there will be a cost for accommodation. £150 per week.
Other Expenses: Artists need to arrange their own flight to and from the UK, and pay for their own food, transport and local expenses.
Artists need to arrange their own visa for entering the UK. For most of artist this means obtaining a tourist visa for a month’s sightseeing stay in London. AAUK will not be able to help with visa status for artists.

Make sure to provide below information when you are making enquiry.
1. Name
2. CV ( Including email/ address/phone number/ education/ relevant experience / exhibitions/ projects/ etc, file must be under 2MG) 
3. links to your website or other online platform where we can access examples of your work(s).
4. Statement of intent- Please write a reason why you would like to take part in AAUK Micro Residency,  max 500 words
5. Dates ( Please state the proposed dates to enquire about availability. Maximum stay 4 weeks)
6. send above by email subject line as Micro Residency_ Name

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