Ask any artist what they need most to bring their creations to life and, regardless of discipline, the answer will be the same: time and support. For four years now, the British Council in Ukraine have been teaming up with the most progressive artistic ventures in Ukraine and the United Kingdom to provide exactly that – time and support – to promising artists and curators from both countries.
In Ukraine, the British Council works with the YermilovCentre and the Municipal Art Gallery, from Kharkiv, the Museum of Odesa Modern Art, Lviv’s Jam Factory Art Center and Centre for Urban History, Artsvit Gallery, Kultura Medialna and DCCC from Dnipro city; in the UK, with Hospitalfield, Arbroath (from 2019-) and its partners across Scotland – Cove Park, Argyle; Scottish Sculpture Workshop, Aberdeenshire; The Pier Arts Centre, Orkney; Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio (DCA); Glasgow Sculpture Studios (GSS) and Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (ESW) – provide the expertise. In 2016-2018 our main partner in the UK was Liverpool Biennial.
The objective of the programme is captured in its name – SWAP: Cultures, artistic traditions and trends, innovations in technique, perspective and philosophy cross-pollinate as creative minds travel the breadth of Europe to experience the artistic abundance of geographies both physical and psychological, territories once walled off that are now open for exploration.
What does SWAP: UK/Ukraine residency programme need?
Artists and curators with a genuine interest in expanding their horizons.
In the fourth year of the SWAP: UK/Ukraine residency programme, we can offer the following:
- up to a 45-day residency in September-November 2019 hosted by our partners in Kharkiv, Lviv, Odesa, Dnipro (Ukraine) – for 6 UK-based artists;
- up to a 45-day residency in September-October 2019 in Scotland, curated by the Hospitalfield and partner organisations – for 3 Ukraine-based artists;
- up to a 45-day residency in late August -October 2019 in Scotland, curated by the Hospitalfield and partner organisations – for 1 Ukraine-based curator.
You want to make art? SWAP: UK/Ukraine residency programme provides: time, support, international experience and exposure. Apply today – email@example.com. Please check attached SWAP 2019 Application guidelines pdf (at the end of this page) for more detailed information.