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Art and Space Science Fellowship at UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory
Arts Council England International Artistsí Fellowships Programme

We welcome the opportunity to host an artist in residence at the Space Sciences Laboratory at University of California, Berkeley. Working alongside scientists and educators, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to build their professional career through a sustained period of research and experimentation.

This initiative is funded by UC Berkeley and Arts Council Englandís International Artists Fellowship Programme with support from Leonardo Network and NASA. The selected artist will receive specialist support and funds for practice-based research, accommodation, food, travel and a small stipend whilst at UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory.
[Arts Council England] [Center for Science Education @ Space Sciences Laboratory] [University of Califonia, Berkeley] [NASA] [Leonardo Network]

Criteria for participation
This programme is open to artists working in any art form with significant professional experience. As funded by the Arts Councilís International Artistsí Fellowship Programme, applicants must be living and working in England. Recent graduates are not eligible.

Programme Duration and Location
Previous fellows spent approximately 3 months in residence at the Space Science Laboratory in Berkeley, California.

Applications
We are currently accepting applications for our Fall/Winter 2006 fellowship, the third one to be hosted at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory.  Applications must be received by the 16 June 2006 deadline.  Please download the application below and follow the submission instruction on the form.
[Microsoft Word document] Application in Microsoft Word format
[PDF file] Application in PDF format


For any further information about the application process, please email tony.white@artscouncil.org.uk or phone 020 7973 6573 and your enquiry will be answered as soon as possible.

Evaluation of applications
All applications will be judged by an international jury of experts in the art and science field.

We will ask short-listed applicants to submit a small number of items of supporting material at that point, and will be calling selected applicants in for interview.

Support for successful applicants
The Arts Councilís International Artists Fellowship Programme was set up to support individual artists working in any art form to gain time and space for sustained periods of international practice within different cultural contexts. In conjunction with UC Berkeley, the fellowship at Space Sciences Laboratory will fund up to 3 months of practice-based research for the selected artist. Funding will also cover accommodation, food, travel and a small stipend during the programme.

The Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory will provide day to day support for the selected artist, helping to make connections with scientists and NASA satellite missions both at Space Sciences Laboratory and at other partnering institutions nationally.

Additional information


Previous Fellows
Fall 2006 - Joanna Griffin (http://www.aconnectiontoaremoteplace.net//)
Summer 2005 - Liliane Lijn (http://www.lilianelijn.com/)
Fall/Winter 2005 - Semiconductor (http://www.semiconductorfilms.com/)
 

Contact information
For any further information about the application process or Arts Council England, please contact Tony White by email (tony.white@artscouncil.org.uk) or by phone (020 7973 6573).
For information about Space Sciences Laboratory, please contact Karin Hauck by email (karin@ssl.berkeley.edu).

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