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We now have a number of opportunities to volunteer and work with us at

Longsight Art Space.

WhatsApp: +(0)44 7377 161828


All opportunities are now closed, more announced very soon!

PROFORMA X Begehungen present:

Manchester & Chemnitz 40

Artist Residencies - 18 October - 5 November
We are seeking two Manchester based visual artists to take part in residencies in Chemnitz this autumn between 18th October to 5th November.

Photography Residency: 
We are seeking a lens-based artist working in photography including film, animation and digital media to create work about their experience of Chemnitz. We want artists in this residency to explore the city with their camera to provide a unique perspective of the city and create artwork reflecting your experience.

Tandem Residency: 
We are seeking a visual artist to collaborate with a Chemnitz based artist to create new artwork in tandem. We want artists in this residency to explore collaboration incorporating notions of twinning, tandem, doubling and duality to create artwork reflecting your experience. We will match the successful artist with a suitable artist in Chemnitz.

What’s on Offer:

  • £1500 fee

  • Travel and accommodation 

  • Bespoke networking programme to introduce you to artists, curators and organisations in Chemnitz

  • Exhibition costs £500 each

  • Materials costs £500 each

How to Apply:

Email: with reference either:
*Photography Residency*

*Tandem Residency*


  • Your name, age and area you live/work

  • Short introduction to yourself and your practice (50 words)

  • Initial research and motivation for the residency (100 words)

  • Access Requirements

  • Website/Social Media Links and/or portfolio no larger than 10meg

  • Confirmation that you can attend the residency from 18th October to 5th November

  • Entry closes midnight 8th September


  • You must live and/or work in Manchester City Region

  • You must be able to attend the residency from 18th October to 5th November

  • Photography Residency – you must provide your own equipment, we will provide printing and exhibition costs

  • Tandem Residency – you must be open to collaboration with another artists 


Selection Process:

  • Artists will be selected by PROFORMA and Begehungen

  • Successful applicants will be notified by 11th September

  • We aim to give feedback on all applications but due to capacity this will not be extensive 

About the organisations

PROFORMA is a non-profit visual art, performance and curating platform in Greater Manchester supporting artists and curators by commissioning new work and providing artist exchange opportunities while offering an essential programme for artists’ development including mentoring and peer-led talks.

The art festival Begehungen has been taking place in Chemnitz since 2003 - as the largest off-culture event in the city. The trademark is an unconventional and low-threshold approach to art. For this reason, the Begehungen are not just a temporary art exhibition, they are a social meeting point for people of different backgrounds. An extensive supporting program consisting of performances, readings and concerts is also an essential part of the festival.

These residencies have been kindy supported by Manchester City Council

You’ll like this exhibition because you’re in it!
An East Manchester Open
Open Call: 19 May to 21 July
Exhibition 5 August to 24 September
Workshops 23 May to 5 August
Free to enter up to 3 artworks
**People’s Choice Prize £250
**Curator’s Choice Prize of Solo Exhibition at Longsight Art Space

August Events:


Please email if you wish to volunteer with us

Ref: LASVolunteers

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