NTU call out for local artists and designers for Artist in Residence programme

Enabling Innovation funding offers local artists and designers a short residency in their Creative and Virtual Technologies Research (CVTR) Lab.

Enabling Innovation and Nottingham Trent University invite proposals from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) based artists/designers wishing to be short-term Artists in Residence at NTU, in the Creative and Virtual Technologies Research (CVTR) Lab.

This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on access to the facilities available in the Lab, to obtain training and supervision, and work on a collaborative project specifically utilising digital based art and design technologies.

What artists will receive

Residencies will be fully subsidised by Enabling Innovation, including:

  • Access to digital design and 3D design technologies available at NTU, specifically the virtual reality technologies, laser cutting, 3D scanning and 3D printing machines.
  • Access to research resources and a hot desk in the CVTR Lab, Maudslay Building.
  • One hour of academic supervision per week, for a period of 8 weeks, from Prof. Benachir Medjdoub, dates and times to be agreed individually with Benachir.
  • 2 hours scheduled technical support per week, for an 8 week period. Scheduled weekly time to be discussed with our Innovation advisor, Cara Roberts.
  • Artistes provided with appropriate materials for their work, up to the value of £200.

NOTE: Materials (if any) are to be agreed before the residency commences.

Please note that NTU does not intend to claim any IP of the completed artistic output. However, it will wish to make public the results of the residency collaboration for academic, research and publicity reasons.

Proposal guidelines

Two residency places are available in total, between October 2018 and November 2018.

To submit a proposal and be considered, please complete 1 side of typed A4 (Times Roman pt. 12, or similar size) answering the following:

  • Background
    A paragraph describing your background as a designer / artist. Include your contact details.
  • Aims and Objectives
    A paragraph describing the concept, the body of work, or research you wish to undertake during your residency. The defined project must include engagement with digital and 3D design technologies.
  • How NTU can support you're work
    Briefly explain why you feel you require or would benefit from this support?

Digital design can be defined as 3D modelling, parametric and generative design, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and much more.

Proposals must be sent to simon.arnold@ntu.ac.uk

Deadline for proposals (October residency): Sunday 23rd September 2018
Successful applicants will be advised by Friday 28th September 2018


Enabling Innovation at NTU

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Enabling Innovation runs a wider programme of one-off events, workshops and masterclasses, as well as provides local SMEs and start-ups with access to University specialists and expert facilities free of charge.

You can find out more about Enabling Innovation and the support it offers businesses on our Services for Business website.

Twitter: @NTU_EI
LinkedIn: Enabling Innovation at NTU
Phone: +44 (0)115 848 8899

  • Notes for editors

    Enabling Innovation will enable us to support businesses to invest in research and innovation; to make them more competitive, and help them to grow and create high-skill jobs with a range of schemes. We will achieve this in a number of ways, including:

    • dedicated technical hubs in food and drink, materials engineering, computing and data, and design innovation
    • innovation management workshops delivered by Nottingham Business School
    • contribution of 20% towards 60 graduate salaries for up to a year, to support businesses to introduce innovative products, services or processes
    • academic and student-led projects and consultancy
    • intensive specialist support for innovative businesses
    • networking and business development workshops and events.

    Design Innovation

    This expert hub has already delivered the successful ERDF Future Factory project (2009-2015). This project has led to the development of a dedicated industrial design facility which, through this new Enabling Innovation programme, will provide SMEs with access to disruptive technologies, including 3D visualisation and rapid prototyping, virtual reality technologies, eco-design expertise, and innovative design practices.

NTU call out for local artists and designers for Artist in Residence programme

Published on 5 September 2018
  • Category: Business; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design; School of Arts and Humanities

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