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Bee Time Residency

27 October – 18 November 2019


Santa Lucia, Spain

NEW DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:


5 AUGUST 2019. With option to stay
for first two weeks rather than three.

Relational Maps: Exploring infinite intimacy in nature

Call for proposals

Doctoral and MA by Research students across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in
the NW of England are invited to submit a proposal to attend a residency with Bee Time
Residencies, 27 October – 18 November 2019. We invite participants to look at their
own practices through the lens of dynamic relationships in nature.

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Bee Time is a residency programme which is strongly rooted in the local ecology and culture
in and around Santa Lucia, Andalucia. Past residents have worked with the honey bee as a
metaphor from which the relationship between the landscape and the human being is
investigated. Others have used it more broadly to reveal hitherto hidden elements within
their field of enquiry. A theme that has repeatedly emerged during these residencies is the
presence of infinite intimate relationships in the natural world. In this residency, we are
keen to map and explore how this idea can be applied to a variety of research disciplines.

Bee Time residency offers ample opportunities for systemic thinking through nature
observation, as well as relational art practices within the local community. Participants
will be encouraged to pursue their research practices within a context of ecological
creative processes, which will be tailored to their needs. The programme, as well as most
living expenses, are funded for eligible participants.*

Tags: #data and creativity #relational art #ecocriticism #social sculpture #systems
thinking #dynamic mapping #ecological creative processes #biomimicry #gender
studies #biopolitics #love

The residency is a collaboration between the Postgraduate Arts and Humanities Centre
(PAHC) at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), Bee Time Artist Residencies (BTAR)
and the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership (NWCDTP). The latter is
funding the residency.

PhD and MA by Research students attending HEIs in the NW of England


are welcome to apply.

In Manchester the residency is managed by Dr Myna Trustram (Manchester School of Art,


MMU). In Santa Lucia, the residency will be managed on a daily basis by Bee Time Artist
Residencies (BTAR).

Students are invited to make proposals to interpret and respond to the theme of 'intimate
relationships in nature’ in whatever ways are appropriate to their research. We anticipate
a possible mix across the students of artistic, visual, writing, music, historical,
philosophical, linguistic, political science and sociological methods. The residency format
(i.e. an intense period of study that is residential and in a new and stimulating environment)
works well for all students who wish to explore their research question through experiential
learning.

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Students will work alongside the staff of Bee Time (Karmit Even-Zur, Jorge Gallardo and
Pol Parrhesia) who are visual and graphic artists, and performers, and have been
developing socially engaged artistic practice in their community for the past four years.
BTAR have an ongoing collaboration with NMAC (an open air land art museum in the area)
and El Cubo Verde (a network of art+nature projects).

During the first week students will take part in workshops facilitated by Bee Time staff
relating to the theme of the residency. In the second week there will be round-table
discussions with local experts selected to suit the research themes of the participating
applicants. Towards the end of the residency we will hold an open studio and presentation
programme of the work that has been undertaken. Students will have substantial time to
work alone or with each other on their project.

Santa Lucia is a village in Andalucia, 50 km from Cadiz. http://beetime.net/en/. Students


will encounter a relatively remote area of Spain which is dealing with considerable issues
of unemployment, migration from north Africa, agricultural degradation, and a growing
economic reliance on tourism. Through exploring the area’s traditional, as well as
commercial, agricultural practices, students will learn about the complex ecological issues
local communities are facing, both locally and worldwide.

Facilities in Santa Lucia


● Internet
● Specialized research library and access to a specialised art and ecology
library at NMAC Foundation.
● Projector, video screens or other facilities can be arranged after prior
discussion. Work studios in restored water mills in an area of outstanding natural
beauty. These studios will be used for pop up exhibitions at the end of the
residency.
● The residency takes place in a rural location, and local trips to the shops (for food
and materials) will be provided four times throughout the residency period.

Travel
 Travel whilst staying in Santa Lucia for local visits will be provided.
 Non-NWCDTP students are responsible for the arrangement and payment of return
travel to Santa Lucia.
 NWCDTP students do not have to pay for travel. Advice will be given on best
routes etc.

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Accommodation
Accommodation is in Hacienda Santa Lucia, which is a fifteen-minute walk from the work
studios. There are four single rooms.

Food
Lunches are provided. Students will make and pay for their breakfasts and dinners. There
is a fully equipped kitchen in the residency house.

Conditions of the residency


1. Students may opt to stay for the first two weeks only (27 October – 2 November)
rather than the whole three weeks.
2. Reading the information pack BTAR will send participants.
3. Attendance at a briefing session in Manchester prior to the residency in
September. Expenses for this are not provided.
4. An individual skype call with a BTAR member of staff in August/ September.
5. Provision of a written report by 1 December 2019 on your experience of the
residency, including the work carried out and evaluation of the content,
organisation and facilities provided.
6. Organisation and participation in a subsequent dissemination seminar in
Manchester.

Each student is responsible for arranging their own:


1. Travel to Spain
2. Travel insurance
3. Risk assessment
4. Ethical approval

Applications
Please cut and paste the form below and send to Myna Trustram
(m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk) by 5 AUGUST 2019
We will tell you the result of your application within four weeks of the closing date.

If you have any questions, contact Dr Myna Trustram (m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk) or


Dr Jorge Gallardo (beetimers@gmail.com).

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Bee Time Residency, Santa Lucia, Spain, 27 October – 18 November 2019
APPLICATION FORM
Return to Myna Trustram (m.trustram@mmu.ac.uk) by 5 AUGUST 2019

Name
Address
Phone
Email
Higher Education
Institution
Department

Year of study
FT or PT

Thesis title

Director of
Studies
NWCDTP funded? Yes / No

Tick the time period you will stay: 27 October – 9 November / 27 October – 18 November

Describe the work you anticipate you will do during the residency / Max 500 words

How does this work relate to your PhD research? / Max 300 words

Give examples of your practice. / This might be in an attached portfolio; link to a website; attached
writings or publications; description of performances, and so on.

We don’t expect you to know in detail how you will use this experience when you return
home. But please indicate how you anticipate it might change some element of your
research. / Max 100 words.

Have you any experience of direct relevance to this residency? / Max 200 words

Give details of any dietary requirements and medical or mobility conditions we need to
know about.

I have read and accept the conditions of the residency. Date


Signature

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