Liverpool Biennial Summer Sessions 2016: Portals

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  • For the first time, Liv­er­pool Bien­nial and The Uni­ver­sity of Liverpool’s Cen­tre For New and Inter­na­tional Writ­ing are work­ing together to present an inter­na­tional sum­mer school.

    Liv­er­pool Bien­nial Sum­mer Ses­sions is a ten-​day trans­dis­ci­pli­nary pro­gramme for artists, writ­ers, cura­tors, aca­d­e­mics and arts prac­ti­tion­ers, on the theme of por­tals: time-​travel, alternate/​parallel uni­verses, migra­tion, and inter­dis­ci­pli­nary con­nec­tions between dif­fer­ent prac­tices. The ses­sions will be held on August 312, 2016 in Liv­er­pool, United King­dom.

    Through a series of dynamic ses­sions, work­shops and walk­ing tours of the city, par­tic­i­pants will explore a range of art, lit­er­a­ture and the­ory focus­ing on the broad con­cept of por­tals. Par­tic­i­pants will engage with Liv­er­pool Bien­nial 2016’s over­ar­ch­ing struc­ture, in which a story is nar­rated as a series of con­cur­rent episodes across the city, and the Cen­tre for New and Inter­na­tional Writing’s research into global lit­er­a­tures and for­mal innovation.

    The pro­gramme offers a sup­port­ive and cre­ative envi­ron­ment designed to inspire new ideas and develop exist­ing ones.

    Fea­tured Contributers

    The sum­mer school fac­ulty includes:

    • Poet, cul­tural the­o­rist and cura­tor Ran­jit Hoskote
    • Lit­er­ary critic David Her­ing
    • Artists Lucy Beech
    • Artist Sam­son Kam­balu
    • Poets/​critics Juliana Spahr, Sandeep Par­mar and Deryn Rees-​Jones

    and other mem­bers of Liv­er­pool Biennial’s cura­to­r­ial fac­ulty for 2016.

    Appli­ca­tion Requirements

    Please send the fol­low­ing to Emma Hayward:

    • CV: Max­i­mum 2 pages (PDF only), high­light­ing pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence and pre­vi­ous exhi­bi­tions and/​or pub­li­ca­tions. Please state your postal and email address, and a con­tact tele­phone number.
    • Per­sonal State­ment: 500 words describ­ing how you would plan to address the Sum­mer Ses­sions’ theme ‘por­tals’ (PDF only).
    • Images/​Writing Sam­ples: Max­i­mum 5 images with title and date, show­cas­ing your art­work or exhi­bi­tions. If you are a writer, please sub­mit no more than 1,500 words of text or 5 poems. Links to videos (on YouTube, Vimeo etc.) can be com­piled in one PDF file (1MB max­i­mum). Please use PDF compression.

    If you have any queries about sam­ples you would like to sub­mit, please con­tact Emma Hay­ward.

    Please be aware that the over­all size of your appli­ca­tion shouldn’t exceed 1MB, as oth­er­wise it will be rejected by the email sys­tem. If your appli­ca­tion exceeds 1MB size please upload it to one of the trusted cloud ser­vices (Google Drive, Drop­box, Copy, OneDrive etc.) and send the shared link in your appli­ca­tion let­ter. Max­i­mum size of all appli­ca­tion files on cloud ser­vice should be no more than 2 MB. All appli­ca­tions should be sub­mit­ted in Eng­lish and in PDF files only (RAR/​ZIP archives will not be accepted).

    Suc­cess­ful can­di­dates will be noti­fied by 1 July 2016. If you have not heard back from us by this point, please assume that unfor­tu­nately on this occa­sion your appli­ca­tion has not been successful.

    Cost

    Non-​residential: £ 500, Res­i­den­tial: £ 1017 (includes breakfast).

    Accom­mo­da­tion is offered at the Uni­ver­sity of Liverpool’s Crown Place from 213 August.

    Please be aware that there are only 20 places avail­able.

    Bursaries

    The sum­mer school is offer­ing one res­i­den­tial bur­sary and one non-​residential bur­sary. The non-​residential bur­sary is for a Liv­er­pool res­i­dent only. Bur­saries will be awarded on merit. Suc­cess­ful appli­cants will auto­mat­i­cally be con­sid­ered for the bursaries.

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