Both Sides Now with Fatima Al Qadiri – closed

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Both Sides Now with Fatima Al Qadiri – closed

We’re looking for emerging female musicians, producers, visual artists and performance artists to take part in this exciting cross-artform residency led by composer, producer and conceptual artist Fatima Al Qadiri, developed in collaboration with curator and researcher Amal Khalaf.

Based at the People’s History Museum in Manchester across four days (9-12 July), you’ll collaborate to create new work inspired by the current exhibition Represent! Voices 100 Years On which reflects on those who campaigned for better representation (most famously the suffragettes) and asks ‘How far have we really come in 100 years?’

The residency will culminate in a live showcase performance as part of ‘Radical Lates’ at the museum on Thursday 12 July.

This opportunity is aimed at musicians, producers or artists at the beginning of their career who are looking to develop their creative practice – and would benefit from working alongside experienced and established artists.

The works of the greatest artists in contemporary times are effectively large-scale collaborative works. Glance at the credits of any major album, solo exhibition or film and you’ll see that timelessness is seldom a solo pursuit. The objective of this residency is to work together with artists to leave the self behind and be open to the possibilities that occur when working collaboratively.– Fatima Al Qadiri

To apply you must be:

  • 18+
  • Female, or identify as female (we use an inclusive definition of ‘women’ and ‘female’, welcoming participants who may identify as non-binary, cis-gendered, or trans)
  • Based in Greater Manchester and surrounding area
  • Available between 9-12 July
Apply online here*

We recommend downloading a sample application form here (for reference only) before you begin your online application.

Deadline: Monday 25 June, midnight

Notification for successful applicants: Friday 29 June

Successful participants will receive £20 per day to help towards the cost of travel and food.

For more information contact Lucy Scott at lucys@brightersound.com / 0161 830 3899

This residency is part of Both Sides Now – our initiative to support, inspire and showcase women in music across the North of England.

*We’re committed to supporting and meeting the needs of people with learning difficulties or disabilities. If you require the application in a different format or have difficulty completing your application online, please call us to discuss alternative options on 0161 830 3899.


About Fatima Al Qadiri

Fatima Al Qadiri is a Kuwaiti music producer and artist. She has released music as a solo artist on Hyperdub, UNO NYC and Fade to Mind, and as a member of Future Brown on Warp. She is also a member of the collective GCC, whose work has been shown at MoMA PS1, Berlin Biennale and Sharjah Art Foundation. Her writing has appeared in Bidoun, Frieze and DIS.

About Amal Khalaf

Amal Khalaf is a curator and researcher currently Projects Curator at the Serpentine Galleries, London where she has been working on the Edgware Road Project since its inception in 2009. Here and in other contexts she has commissioned and developed residencies, exhibitions, workshops and collaborative research projects at the intersection of art and the commons. She is a founding member of artist collective GCC, the Commissioning Editor of Projects for Ibraaz, as well as a trustee for the Crossway Foundation and not/no.w.here. In 2016 she co-directed the 10th edition of the Global Art Forum, Art Dubai.