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CCA / AC Projects Creative Lab Music Residency 2015/16 Call for Submissions



The Centre for Contemporary Arts and AC projects are pleased to announce a new residency opportunity for musicians or composers based in Scotland who wish to explore new ideas and methods in the Creative Lab residency space.

CCA is working with AC Projects to offer one research and development residency specifically for musicians and composers who have an interest working collaboratively across art forms.

Creative Lab objectives:

An opportunity for an emerging or established musician to have time to develop new ideas, rather than focusing on the final outcome

To provide the opportunity to share their investigations to the public and peers for feedback

To provide networking opportunities with other users of the building, including artists, cultural tenants and other CCA/AC Projects contacts

General information:

The Creative Lab space at the CCA is a light and versatile room approximately 7 m x 11.70m. Support for the Creative Lab can include use of a small residential space to sleep one person for one month in December – March (depending on availability). Technical assistance for sound and lighting can also be requested. The CCA and AC Projects may also be able to assist with administrative or other production needs. CCA and AC Projects has £1000 allocated for each 4-week Creative Lab, or £500 for a 2-week residency (which should cover any production or technical costs for in-progress showings etc).

In addition, the successful applicant will receive mentoring from Alasdair Campbell, Creative Director of AC Projects, as well as access to sound recording equipment and technical assistance for the development of new work.


1 residency of up to 4 weeks between April 2015 – March 2016.
The time slots for the Creative Lab space are on a fixed diary with other residencies taking place in the space throughout the year. Please let us know your preferred month and we will notify you of the closest available slot.

Selection process:

Applications from artists based in Scotland will be particularly welcome.


General criteria:

Time spent must be on development of the applicant’s own, original work

Creative Lab time is for research rather than rehearsal time

We are primarily looking for musicians or composers who have an interest in interdisciplinary or collaborative work. The focus is on the contemporary musician who specialises in the realisation of ideas.

Applicants will be required to share their work in a format to be discussed with the CCA and AC Projects, such as an open studio day, a talk, or a work-in-progress performance

Applicants must also help with evaluation and provide appropriate documentation of their Creative Lab.

Artists must conform to CCA’s Health & Safety rules and regulations

Equal Opportunities will be employed in the selection of these labs in line with CCA’s policies

To submit a proposal:

Applications by email are preferred. Submissions should comprise of:

A brief (maximum 2 sides A4) description of the work you would like to investigate, including the conceptual basis, content, equipment and instruments used, and how much time you would need. Please send this as a PDF document.

A brief description of technical requirements and equipment needs for the residency. (CCA and AC Projects will endeavour to support these needs but can not guarantee meeting every requirement).

A CV and list of experience as a PDF document.

Supporting material: Website, vimeo, soundcloud or dropbox links (or similar) to sound and/or video work or documentation. Where appropriate images of recent work and/or documentation of recent work in PDF format.

Hardcopy applications will be accepted but electronic application is preferred.

Email electronic applications to:

Send hardcopy proposals (with supporting material on CD/DVD) to:

Alasdair Campbell
AC Projects/Creative Lab
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow G2 3JD


Deadline for submissions: Tue 13 January 2015, 10am.