Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in the British Channel Island of Jersey aims to promote contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice and experiences of island cultures and geographies through the development of a space for creative discourse between Jersey and international practitioners.
Archisle is currently inviting applications for the position of Photographer in Residence 2017. This is an exciting post in its fourth year commencing in April running for six months through to September 2017. The residency provides the following key benefits and opportunities:
- £10,000 award for a new body of work and solo exhibition
- Studio space with access to inkjet printing and office resources
- Living accommodation and stipend
- Travel costs
A key focus of the Archisle project is to engage the residency programme with Jersey culture and community through audience and participatory involvement. In addition to the commission and exhibition of work responding to the culture and geography of Jersey, the resident will be contracted to teach photography one day per week (or equivalent) over the six month duration of the project. This teaching will be delivered in a workshop format to a range of educational and community groups. Applications are therefore encouraged from practitioners possessing the desire, enthusiasm and a proven ability to impart technical skills and develop critical understanding of contemporary photography across a diverse range of participants.
CLOSING DATE: 18th September 2016
Image: Tom Pope (2015 Photographer in Residence) I Am Not Tom Pope, You Are All Tom Pope, Created as the result of a 6 month residency with Archisle in the Photographic Archive of the Société Jersiaise, Jersey.