Brighter Sound
Both Sides Now with Susan Philipsz

We’re looking for five multidisciplinary artists with an interest in sound to take part in a creative residency led by Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz. Find out more…

We’re looking for five multidisciplinary artists with an interest in sound to take part in a creative residency led by Turner Prize winner Susan Philipsz.

This is a unique opportunity to collaborate with like-minded creatives, push your artistic boundaries and work with a pioneering and internationally renowned artist.

What’s involved

Over five days you’ll work together to develop a series of public interventions that explore the relationship between sound, space and architecture.

Based in Tate Exchange, a space situated on the 1st floor gallery at Tate Liverpool, you’ll create an ‘open sound studio’ where the public will be able to see, hear and interact with your work as it is produced. The residency will culminate in a two-day public showcase within Tate Exchange.

Originally a sculptor, Susan is best known for her sound installations. In 2010 she won the Turner Prize; the first time a sound work was nominated. Here she explains more:

“We will explore public spaces around Tate Liverpool together, identifying potential sites around the docks; water ways, under passes, bridges, alcoves and passageways that have interesting acoustics, atmosphere and architecture. 

We will cultivate your ideas over a number of days in the studio and once our locations are chosen and our concepts are developed we will take it in turns to install outside and experience how sound can travel across space and how sound can interject into the everyday environment with passersby happening upon the work unexpectedly.” 

Who it’s for

  • Women and gender minorities, as part of our gender equality programme Both Sides Now
  • Aged 18+
  • Based in the North of England

We are interested in hearing from artists from a range of disciplines (e.g. music, visual arts, digital media) and/or artists that combine different art forms in new and unusual ways.

Practical info

  • The residency will take place between Sun 3 – Sat 9 May (10am-4pm) at Tate Exchange, Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
  • We are offering this as a free development opportunity
  • Successful participants will receive £20 per day subsistence
  • A limited number of bursaries are available for artists who require additional support with access, travel or accommodation. Please express your interest by completing the relevant question in the application form

How to apply

Please complete a short online form* telling us a bit about yourself and why you’d like to take part by Fri 3 Apr, 10am.

To apply, and for more information, please see the Brighter Sound website.

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