Invisible Worlds Residencies
Invisible Worlds Residencies are a collaboration between the Eden Project and FoAM, funded by the Wellcome Trust.
Invisible Worlds Residencies are primarily based at the Eden Project, and open to all – artists, scientists, creators and makers – to explore phenomena beyond our senses: too vast, too small, too fast, too slow or too far away in space or time. You can use the time to develop risky new ideas or to continue your existing work in a unique environment, within a diverse community of public engagement specialists, horticulturalists and educators.
There are no pre-defined outputs, but the project must embed public outreach – this could be in the form of a small exhibit, workshop or event, or it could mean working on your project in the open and talking with the visitors as they come by. The Eden Project audience is very broad, and not a typical museum-visitor demographic – so you’ll need to think about what will work best in this context. Exchange of ideas and skills with the Eden Project team is desirable. There will be a facilitator who can help you develop your public engagement skills, and in return we’d like you to show them something – this might be how to do a lab protocol, programming or electronics, new materials for use in exhibits, or an artistic process. The work produced during the residency must be made freely available using open-source methodologies (Public Domain or CC-BY licences).
Funding is available between £500 and £3,000 per resident. This can be used as you wish, depending on your needs. The funding may be used to cover any associated costs, for example travel, accommodation, childcare, materials, and fees. The residencies can last for a total of 1 week to 2 months, and can be split into separate blocks of time if required. The residencies can be individual or shared by more than one person, for example a collective or family. The residencies can take place in June/July or Sept/Oct 2018.
The Eden Project is in an isolated location and accommodation is not included with the residency. However, basic accommodation may be available on site with a small cost implication (details below). We can help you to find appropriate accommodation (on site or anywhere you like) and car access if required, but this must be covered within your budget.
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