ASCUS Atopic Art Micro-Residency - Call For Artists

ASCUS Atopic Art Micro-Residency – Call For Artists

ASCUS Art & Science announces a call for artists for the Atopic Art Micro-Residency, a unique opportunity for eczema based art-science micro-residency and commission with Prof. Sara Brown, at the School of Medicine, University of Dundee.

Call for artists application / registration

Deadline: 2 Dec 2016

In May 2015, Sara became the first UK dermatologist to be awarded a prestigious Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Clinical Science. In partnership with Sara, we are now pleased to announce our new micro-residency opportunity for two artists to spend time exploring creative and collaborative practice within the context of current eczema research. We are offering two artists the opportunity for an eczema based art-science residency and commission between Jan – Apr 2017. We actively encourage a collaborative, discursive, and open approach not only with the researchers but also with each other. Participating artists are being asked to produce new work at the end of the residency which responds to this specific working context.

Disciplines accepted include multimedia, crafts, dance, design, film/TV, visual arts, digital, sound/music, performance, and storytelling.

Dates of Atopic Art Micro-Residency: Jan – Apr 2017 (part-time)


  • Brown Lab (skin genetic research laboratory, University of Dundee)
  • Eczema Clinics (within Ninewells Hospital, Dundee)
  • Eczema Outreach Scotland members events (Scotland wide)

Benefits include:

  • One place for an emerging/early career artist (1-5 yrs experience)
  • One place for an established artist (5 yrs + experience)
  • Emerging artist: £2,614 (1-2 days per week over 3 months)
  • Established artist: £3,844 (1-2 days per week over 3 months)
  • Materials budget: Up to £1,000 per artist
  • Travel: Travel budget available (this will be worked out based on individual circumstances)

Twenty days of this contracted time will be allocated to the selected artist to be resident at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School where the artists will have their own desk space for the duration of the residency. An additional ten days are for production time and time to resolve the final work in preparation for the first exhibition from the residency at LifeSpace, Dundee. These can be spent either on or off site depending on the artists practice and work space required.

ASCUS Art & Science is a non-profit organisation committed to bridging the gap between the arts and sciences. We work with researchers, artists, partners, and practitioners to create innovative trans-disciplinary projects to engage new and wider audiences and facilitate innovative public engagement with both fields. Based in Summerhall, we run events and workshops, curate exhibitions, commission work, runs artist residencies, and much more.

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ASCUS Atopic Art Micro-Residency

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