'Z Twist' is a project of three short residencies for mid-career textile practitioners, designed to promote collaborative working between individual makers, business, education and heritage.

Somerset Art Works working in partnership with Stroud International Textiles, Somerset College and Somerset Heritage Service will run 3 creative residencies. Running concurrently over a period of 3 months January- March 2014, the residencies will place a designer/maker within a traditional textile setting and ask them to explore the specific craft materials, techniques and processes associated with that context. Based upon this research they will create a small body of experimental textile work and associated interpretation and documentation.

Central to the residencies will be a commitment to learning and sharing. As well as creating their own piece of work in response to their residency, each of the resident makers will work with students from the Fashion, Textiles & Surface Design degree course at Somerset College and/or another educational group (e.g. school, a sixth form college, adult or further education course).

Residency fee: Designer/maker for 3 months residency: £4,700 incl. VAT.

For full brief, including how to apply, download the information pack here.

Deadline for applications: October 31st 2013.

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