The Tagore Centre – open call for writer in residence/artist


The Tagore Centre UK holds a substantial archive of books, photographs, CD’s and visual art relating to Rabindranath Tagore. The main centre is in North London and there is also a branch in Glasgow. They are now looking for an artist, curator or writer to immerse themselves in this archive and respond to it.

The successful applicant will have access to the Tagore Centre’s collections and its project space, which is suitable for small performances and readings. He or she will also be able to engage with Tagore Centre staff and its wider network, and to attend the Centre’s regular programme of events.

Applicants from any discipline are welcome. A dedicated online space may be used to frame and comment on particular parts of the collection, or for new interpretations of Tagore’s legacy, or for tangential musings and experiments. Other contexts and venues for any outcomes of the residency may be arranged by mutual agreement. These might include talks, workshops, exhibitions, or performances with the Tagore Centre or any of its partners. Interdisciplinary approaches to Tagore’s work are particularly welcome.

Applicants need not be expert in, or even particularly familiar with, the work of Rabindranath Tagore. Some orientation will be given and Tagore Centre archivists will be on hand throughout to offer guidance and feedback.

They are looking for someone with a fresh perspective who will be able to contribute to dialogue and debate, and enrich the Tagore Centre by their presence. They would be particularly keen to appoint someone who is not only able to work with the written word but can also move beyond it, as Tagore himself did.

Applicants need not be based near the Tagore Centre but should be able to make at least six visits to it over the course of the residency. The schedule of work and outcomes will be mutually agreed.

A bursary of £1000 is offered and a small budget is also available for any production expenses.

How to apply: for application details, email

Deadline: 17 March 2014

Source: Arts Jobs Page

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