Dundee Design Festival 2017 – Factory Residency Programme – Call for Designers
Dundee Design Festival has opened the call for entries for its first residency programme, pairing designers with factories across Scotland. Dundee Design Festival is a celebration of world class design hosted by the UK’s first and only UNESCO City of Design.
Deadline: 5pm Monday 6th March
In its second year, Dundee Design Festival is partnering with Make Works to deliver an exciting new residency programme. Three designers will be selected and each paired with a Scotland-based manufacturer. Over six months, the residency will allow designers time and space with specialist fabricators to test new ideas, improvise with materials and experiment with different production techniques. Scotland’s designers are busy blending forms of production, mixing the very old with the very new.
Dundee Design Festival’s Factory Residency Programme will find alternative ways for designers to access and work with existing Scotland-based manufacturers so that together they can begin to reimagine the possibilities of their methods, materials and machines. The programme seeks to encourage process rather than focussing too heavily on an end-product ready for market. Instead the three collaborations will support play, experimentation and innovation.
Designers will be asked to share their work-in-progress plus their ambitions for the rest of the programme during the Dundee Design Festival in May 2017. An exhibition will combine and communicate the outcomes of each collaboration in Autumn 2017, details tbc.
We’re looking for designers at any stage in their career with a willingness to test their limits. We welcome applications from designers working in (though not limited to) the following areas: ceramics, glass, jewellery, fashion, textiles, interiors, surface and product design.
HOW TO APPLY
The closing date for submissions is 5pm, Monday 6 March. Entries received after this deadline will not be accepted.
Designers must provide:
• A completed application form;
• A written proposal (200 words) on the theme of ‘factory floor’;
• Links to up to four supporting images.
Applications must be made online by visiting dundeedesignfestival.com and completing a simple Google Form.
Please direct any queries about the application process to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Three designers will be selected by a panel represented by Make Works, design, fabrication and installation experts Old School Fabrications, and design studio Tom Pigeon.
Successful applicants will be notified via email on Friday 10th March