CALL FOR PROPOSALS Artist in Residence @ The Creative and Virtual Technologies Research (CVTR) Lab

Enabling Innovation and Nottingham Trent University invite proposals from Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire (D2N2) based artists/designers wishing to be short-term Artists in Residence at NTU, in the Creative and Virtual Technologies Research (CVTR) Lab. This is a unique opportunity to gain hands-on access to the facilities available in the Lab, to obtain training and supervision, and work on a collaborative project specifically utilising digital based art and design technologies.

Residencies will be fully subsidised by Enabling Innovation, and involve:

  • Access to digital design and 3D design technologies available at NTU, specifically the virtual reality technologies, laser cutting, 3D scanning and 3D printing machines.
  • Access to research resources and a hot desk in the CVTR Lab, Maudslay Building.
  • One hour of academic supervision per week, for a period of 10 weeks, from Prof. Benachir Medjdoub, dates and times to be agreed individually with Benachir.
  • 2 hours scheduled training and technical support per week, for a period of 10 weeks, from Enabling Innovation Innovation Advisor, Paul Found. Scheduled weekly time to be discussed.
  • Some materials as required, up to the value of £200, if applicable to the project. NOTE: Materials (if any) are to be agreed before the residency commences.
  • Please note that NTU does not intend to claim any IP of the completed artistic output. However, it will wish to make public the results of the residency collaboration for academic, research and publicity reasons.

Four residency places are available in total, two between October 2017 and December 2017, and a further two from February 2018 to April 2018.


To submit a proposal and be considered, please complete 1 side of typed A4 (Times Roman pt. 12, or similar size) answering the following:

  • Background: A paragraph describing your background as a designer / artist. Include your contact details.
  • Aims and Objectives: A paragraph describing the concept, the body of work, or research you wish to undertake during your residency. The defined project must include engagement with digital and 3D design technologies.
  • Briefly explain why you feel you require or would benefit from this support?
  • Which residency period do you wish to be considered for?
  1. October 2017 – December 2017 
  2. February 2018 – April 2018
  3. Either

Digital design can be defined as 3D modelling, parametric and generative design, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and much more.

Enquiries can be addressed to:, Tel: 0115 848 8655, or, Tel: 0115 848 2434

Deadline for proposals (October residency): Sunday 10th September 2017

Successful applicants will be advised by Friday 22nd September 2017

Deadline for proposals (February residency): Sunday 7th January 2018

Successful applicants will be advised by 19th January 2018

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