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Liverpool Hope and FACT announce first FACT+HOPE Production Residency

FACT residency Monday 18 May 2015
Liverpool Hope University and FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) are set to launch a new Graduate Production Residency. 

The award is the first graduate residency between FACT and Liverpool Hope University and it marks an overall shift in FACT’s approach to making production a more visible part of the exhibition process. 

A final year Fine Art student from Liverpool Hope will receive funding and technical support for the production of a new body of work which will be exhibited at FACT in December. The successful graduate will also receive a stipend for the period of the two-month long residency.

The recipient of the residency will be announced at the Liverpool Hope University Degree Show on Friday 29th May at its Creative Campus on Shaw Street. 

Funding for the residency has been provided by FACT, the Liverpool Hope Vice Chancellor’s Initiative Fund and an Innovation Award from the university’s Learning and Teaching Committee. 

Lin Holland, Senior Professional Tutor and Fine Art Course Leader at Liverpool Hope, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for one of our graduates to gain the highest level of professional experience. It offers a significant platform to exhibit their work immediately after graduation. All final year students in Fine and Applied Arts were invited to submit a proposal and have had their work carefully considered by a panel from FACT and the University. A shortlist of three has been drawn up and these students will each present their full proposal. With our strong commitment to producing knowledgeable practitioners and the belief that one of the best ways to study creativity is by making, we are excited to be partnering with FACT.”

FACT’s Director Mike Stubbs, said: “FACT is passionate about building bridges between activities, departments and communities, and we’re not afraid to experiment. By introducing this Production Residency together with Liverpool Hope University, we will give a student the opportunity to step straight from a research environment into an arts organisation where there is space look ahead, try out new things and make important contributions to the developments within the field. We believe in the inter-dependency of vision, engagement, research, production and exhibition, and know this is a sustainable model for the future that helps to recognise contributions at every level.” 

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