The City of Lincoln and University of Lincoln have secured seed funding from Magna Carta 800 to support artist residencies that explore contemporary issues relating to Magna Carta.
The first residency we are awarding will be research based and attached to the University's School of Law and or School of Social and Political Sciences. The residency offers an extraordinary opportunity for research within an academic department and access to materials relating to Magna Carta. Lincoln Cathedral own one of only four surviving 1215 Magna Carta along with a copy of the 1217 The Charter of the Forest.
We expect the artist in residence to develop ideas for a new commission throughout their period of research. The residency will run between April 2015-March 2016 for around 60-70 days over this period. A generous fee plus accommodation, travel and materials budget will be provided.
Confirmation of the residency is dependent on further funding from the Leverhulme Trust to which an application will be made once an artist has been selected.
The brief can be downloaded from: lvar.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk