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28 Nov 2011

UK | Nomadic Village 2012 | open call


The Nomadic Village is a temporary 10-day settlement set up on a vacant lot in County Durham, UK. It invites applications from nomadic artists from all over the world, whose practice is rooted in themes surrounding nomadism.

Nomadic Village UK 2012 - County Durham, North East England, May 21st - June 3rd 2012


Deadline for Applications: Monday 28th November 2011

The nomadic artists’ mobile homes/ateliers will form the structure of the Village, with On The Road Productions’ (ORP) Steyr-Ikarus bus acting as its townhall. Artists will come together to work in this autonomous environment to stimulate creativity and exchange, and attract local people to observe and participate in the process. At the end of the Village there will be a public exhibition/show that will invite a wider audience to appreciate the works produced during the Village. The project is run by Klaus Maehring (Lead Artist and founder) from ORP/Austria.

The Nomadic Village UK 2012 is produced in collaboration with ISIS Arts (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK) and supported by Durham County Arts Team. It will seek to invite nomadic artists from all over the world, whose practice is rooted in themes surrounding nomadism; those who intentionally displace themselves to seek encounters that not only influence their work but form it; artists who work without borders and constantly respond to situations, places and people along their journey. The Nomadic Village will act as a platform for artists working in this manner, ultimately creating a wider, more visible network for nomadic artists.

How to Apply: This call is open to artists from all over the world, who preferably come with their own mobile space to live and work in. To apply please send us a description of the project you would like to realise at the Nomadic Village, an artist bio/statement and CV. Include supporting material/documentation of previous work, either attached to email or send us web links. Make sure we get an idea about who you are, your artistic practice, who is involved and what kind of mobile structure you will travel/work/live in. Let us know if for some reason you can’t come with your own vehicle; we might be able to provide you with a space. The Nomadic Village provides the site, infrastructure and food but does not pay for artists coming to the Village. However, if your travel costs are especially high, e.g. if you are coming with a big diesel hungry truck or flying from far away, you can apply to the Dizel Grant (see website).

We highly encourage you to contact us to talk about your proposal ideas, mobile space and travel arrangements before submitting an application - just for an informal chat, remember the deadline for submissions is Monday 28th November-so make sure you leave enough time to contact us.

Location: Demesne Mill, Wolsingham,County Durham.