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Open call for the Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at the University of Cambridge

Application deadline: September 4, 2022, 11:59pm

Cavendish Arts Science organizes group interactions between art and science that investigate the universe, humanity, and our place in it. We produce fresh artistic work that challenges prevailing viewpoints and modes of knowing and seeks to rethink approaches to investigating the material and immaterial cosmos.

We are looking for risk-taking artists that engage with communities, question conventional ways of knowing, and relish working together to imagine novel possibilities. Particularly encouraged to apply are artists who have never worked with scientists or been around science.

Artists from all across the world can participate in this special collaborative opportunity. We welcome artists who work in or across all media, including visual arts, performance, theatre, film, writing, dance, music, and sound, as well as those with experimental practices in architecture, spatial and social practices, technology, and digital.

The Fellowship will start in October 2022 and last for a full year. It will also involve a year-long living in Cambridge. During the residence, the artist will be given a stipend in addition to lodging and food. A budget will be allocated for both travel and the creation of new work.

Welcomes applications from artists:
–With experience of developing high-quality artistic ideas, processes, and outcomes.
–With a practice of embedded working in communities, especially those beyond traditional institutions and mainstream spaces.
–Keen to explore and collectively imagine in ways that disrupt convention.
–Open and keen to create innovative, thought-provoking work beyond their current practice.
–Committed to collaborative practices across diverse spaces, and engagement with a breadth of different voices.
–Enthusiastic about being a part of the community at Cavendish laboratory and Girton College, extensively interacting with physicists and those in other fields, and fostering new connections through artistic practice.

Financial Support
–A stipend of 10,000 GBP will be paid to the successful candidate.
–All accommodation and meals will be provided by Girton College during the residency in Cambridge.
–A budget of 10,000 GBP will be made available to support the development of new work.
–Travel to and from Cambridge for the residency will be paid for up to 3,000 GBP.

About Cavendish Arts Science

The Cavendish Arts Science program, an initiative of the University of Cambridge’s Cavendish Laboratory for Physics, was established in 2016 by Suchitra Sebastian, leader of the Quantum Materials department, and builds on a long history of arts science engagement at the Cavendish Laboratory.

Since its founding in 1874, Cavendish Laboratory has a remarkable record of physics innovation and discovery. Its research focuses on fundamental issues such as understanding space and the origin of the universe, as well as time, matter, and energy in all their forms and at every scale, from the extremely large to the incomprehensibly small.

2021 Fellowship

Moving picture artist Logan Ryland Dandridge was given the first Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College in October 2021. Between January and June 2022, Logan lived in Cambridge while on a residence. He brought particular concerns in non-linear time, Black experience, and memory to his discussions with physicists.

Logan said: “This is an incredibly ambitious venture and I’ve definitely been put in a position to extend my practice in ways that I would never have thought possible. I think that is at the centre of this Fellowship. It is such a beautiful and delicate balance to be playing in as an artist.”

For full details of the opportunity and to apply visit here. The Cavendish Arts Science Fellowship at Girton College is made possible through a partnership between Cavendish Arts Science and Girton College, Cambridge.

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