The MANY Studios Graduate Residency Programme is an on-site 9 month residency open to creative practitioners working across different disciplines and less than three years out of education.
The programme is centred around nurturing a space for creative and critical engagement through interaction with invited artists, curators and academics, as well as other creative organisations who offer support to emerging practitioners. The residency is structured in such a way that aims to respond to the diverse practices of each resident, providing a fluid structure, stimulating guidance from established practitioners and their peers as well as support for varied outcomes.
In late 2015 we will relocate to our new site in the Barras Market, where the residents will have a 25 sq m shared studio space located on the brightly lit top floor of a newly refurbished market hall on Ross Street. With our move to the Barras Market we anticipate that artists will benefit from the rich history and culture of the area, drawing on all its complexities and contradictions and reflecting this through their work.
Residents will benefit from free studio space, diverse critical input from guest artists and creative practitioners, promotion through the comprehensive networks of MANY Studios and the time to develop their work within an organisation full of like- minded people. The programme will culminate in a group presentation within the MANY Studios Project Space in Summer 2016.
Graduate Residency Coordinator
The MANY Studios Graduate Residency Programme is facilitated and coordinated by Rebecca Howard.
Working predominantly with text, sound, installation and performance, Rebecca combines these forms to create scenarios that challenge conventional modes of exchange. Her work can be described as disassembly of forms, in order to understand how they operate and their potential under another set of circumstances. Stealing structures from different genres, such as science-fiction or the serialized novel, they provide a set of rules or framework to underpin the narratives she creates within her work; she then works to obscure these pinpoints, sometimes to the point of the absurdity. By approaching her practice in this way, Rebecca is interested in how a shift of context will change the experience for the audience and the undefined possibilities of what this experience can be.