Residency Programme

Residency Programme

Scarves designed by Lyndsey Currie

We provide successful applicants a supportive environment to develop their skills and confidence to build viable career pathways and/or business model to establish new routes to market. It is a tailored, enterprising and entrepreneurial development programme which engages both creative and business acumen. 

Supportive environment

You will have a dedicated workspace within the School as well as access to expertise, equipment and workshop facilities to pursue practice-based research and experimentation. You will also have access to teaching and learning resources within the wider University such as meeting rooms, workshops, main library etc.

You will have access to the Elevator Dundee, the University's new Centre of Entrepreneurship, with opportunity to engage in enterprise development and business start-ups. Networking and exposure You will be encouraged to identify and work with a dedicated mentor.

This can either be a member of staff within the School or externally within the business community. You will lead your own programme and be supported by the Head of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability in the first instance.

The weekly point of contacts will be the Head of Academic Grouping and the associated area champion for Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability e.g. Contemporary Arts Practices, Communication Design, Design and Craft, Social Digital.

Networking and exposure

You will be encouraged to identify and work with a dedicated mentor. This can either be a member of staff within the School or externally within the business community. You will lead your own programme and be supported by the Head of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability in the first instance. The weekly point of contacts will be the Head of Academic Grouping and the associated area champion for Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability e.g. Contemporary Arts Practices, Communication Design, Design and Craft, Social Digital. 

Networking and collaborating is embedded in what we do, you will have the opportunity make connections with relevant members of staff at the University, students and graduates and become part of an engaged community of supported entrepreneurs. 

The programme provides access to high end business support in key areas, such as manufacturing, selling and intellectual property, delivered in partnership with the wider Enterprise and Entrepreneurship ecosystem in Scotland. This includes the Centre of Entrepreneurship, Elevator UK, Scottish Institute of Enterprise, The Prince’s Trust, Federation of Small Businesses, and the Business Gateway.

It is a promotional platform to integrate with the network of Scottish contemporary artists, craftspeople and designers (i.e. invitations to special creative arts, culture and industry events).

The emphasis is on a self-directed and proactive approach to all aspects professional career development, although you will be an integral part of our public engagement activities in areas such as research, enterprising initiatives and teaching and learning.

We will encourage you to contribute to a series of creative, academic and administrative duties while demonstrating a high-level of commitment and flexibility.

Who are we looking for?

Graduates of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design where, as residents you will be expected to:

  • Assist within Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in the School's public engagement activities (such as research, enterprising initiatives and teaching and learning), supporting staff in the delivery and development of the School as a whole. (A maximum of one day per week or 14 days per semester will be made in agreement with the Programme Leader and/or Principal Investigator).
  • Demonstrate and communicate the concept of ‘Research into Practice’ with a wide range of students, University staff, and external parties.
  • Have a self-directed and pro-active approach to all aspects of both your personal programme of study and the requirements of the Residency programme.
  • Be willing to contribute to a series of creative, academic and administrative duties as and when required.
  • Demonstrate a high level of commitment and flexibility throughout.

Programme length

The programme is for one academic year, September to July, or for an agreed period (i.e. on a designated project).

Completion of programme

There is opportunity to create and curate an exhibition or exposition of your work created throughout the year. The Head of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability will help to facilitate this event which is led by the Residency Collective.

You will be required to produce a business plan or other evidence of a viable career plan / business model / product / service which is ready for market or further research investment.

Application deadline

Applications for this year's Residency will open on Monday 20th May 2019 and the closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 20 June 2019 

 

 

Benefits

  • A dedicated workspace within the School as well as access to expertise, equipment and workshop facilities to pursue practice-based research and experimentation.
  • Access to teaching and learning resources within the wider University such as meeting rooms, workshops, main library etc.
  • Access to the Elevator Dundee, the University’s new Centre of Entrepreneurship, with opportunity to engage in enterprise development and business start-ups.
  • There is opportunity to create and curate an exhibition or exposition of your work created throughout the year.
  • The Head of Entrepreneurship, Enterprise and Employability will help to facilitate this event which is led by the Residency Collective.