Spring Fever - skill share í Textíllistamiðstöðinni

In April and May 2020, with the arrival of spring and longer periods of daylight, we call for artists interested in a skill-share initiative. Each artist in residence will be invited to present a skill-sharing workshop for their fellow residents. In return you receive numerous skill-sharing sessions from other fellow residents - think textile techniques, practical skills (spinning, weaving, knitting, mending, dyes, specific practice based skills etc., knowledge sharing for grants/arts admin/applications, or a quality lecture. 
 
The skill-share workshop is intended to be for your fellow textile-based artists in residence only. However, if your idea has potential to be accessible to the public, we can help you advertise to the local community. When devising your workshop, please keep in mind this is a non-funded initiative and the Textile Center cannot offer you payment or a budget. We hope to create a fertile ground for learning and sharing ideas and skills with each other.
 
Please keep your workshop at a low to neutral cost to other artists with materials; some usable items may be found in our communal store cupboard (some wool, fabrics, horse hair, threads etc) or the local store. You may also be able to share machine based knowledge on spinning, knitting machines, or setting up a loom for others who typically work in other methods using the Textile Center’s equipment.
 
When?
 
The skill – share initiative is implemented from April – May 2020, with workshops held each month by each artist. You may repeat or build on your workshop if staying longer than one month. Regular residency fees apply, however, artists staying for both months (April and May) will only be charged winter prices.
 
How to apply? 
 
Please apply using the application form here on our website and make sure to reference the skill share initiative. In order to create an environment of skill sharing among our spring residents, we ask applicants to include a proposal for an on-site workshop. The proposed workshop can be anywhere from 2 hours to a full day in duration, depending on the idea. Artists do not need specific teaching experience, but will need a willingness to share and participate. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you!