NN Contemporary Art and the Faculty of Arts, Science & Technology at the University of Northampton will provide Professional Development Residency Awards for students from Art & Design, to take place between August and October 2021.
NN Contemporary Art and UoN are passionately committed to making Northampton a culturally rich place in which to live, study, and visit. Our common objectives are creative research in art and design, public and community engagement, local growth and regeneration and skills development, enterprise, and employment. The new PDRA initiative is the latest scheme to emerge from our partnership and is intended to support emergent artists with a focus on providing skills and networks to enhance employability in the region.
The PDRA award is aimed at participants who are seeking to develop careers in the cultural sector and offers recipients valuable experience in working with NN Contemporary Art, which is an Arts Council England (ACE) accredited National Portfolio Organisation (NPO). Award winners will have the opportunity to work with NNCA professionals to showcase their work to audiences to receive feedback on their practice and gain mentoring toward future career aspirations.
Throughout their residencies, the awarded students will have the opportunity to provide engagement with the team of Curators and Education specialists, work and experiment in the project space as well as exhibit their work during public-facing events. The awardees will be given marketing support and provided equipment and technical support.