Deadline: 28 April 2016
Call for entries

Access Space
Artist in Residence call – Digital Performance in Art Spaces

We are looking for an artist creating or researching digital performance works in small art venues (practical research, performance writing, academic research, or any combination), particularly theatre, dance and performance art, to be resident at Access Space for three weeks in June 2016.
Access Space has been in the process of transformation. Over the last year we have been developing the venue as a performance space.
Events this year have included dance pieces by Hacking the Body – Flutter/Stutter, live coded music and multi-channel performances. See for more examples. However, we wish to diversify further the art forms we host.

You will be able to use our main space (see our Facebook photostream) for periods during the residency, but bear in mind we will have other events on every now and then.
Access Space also has Refab Space, a hacker/prototyping space, with a laser cutter and cnc router, digital embroidery machine, vinyl cutter, workbench facilities, hand tools, Arduinos and electronics which you will be welcome to use to create anything for your work.
We would like you to give a talk about your work at some point toward the end of your stay and document the residency online (we aren’t necessarily expecting any performed work, but that will be up to you).


Please send a project/research proposal of no more than 500 words, a production budget (if needed) and your preferred dates.
Note that the time period is not flexible and the three weeks will need to be within June 2016.
Please ensure that you list any equipment, software or technical requirements clearly, and also what equipment and software of your own you intend to bring with you to use.
Please put your name, address, phone number and email at the end of the proposal together with your website address and/or web addresses of online examples of previous work.

We will accept pdf format documents only.

Email to Jake Harries (Director of Art & Innovation)

Short listed candidates will be interviewed by Skype on the 2nd or 3rd of May.

The successful artist will receive an artist fee of £1500 GBP, free self catering accommodation, a contribution toward travel and a modest production budget if needed.

Access Space
3-7 Sidney Street
Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 4RG
United Kingdom

+44 (0) 114 249 5522