Rhythm Machine Artist's Commissions

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Deadline: 31 December 2017

Rhythm Machine is a nightclub which is founded on the idea that a city's music & contemporary art scenes should be intrinsically linked. From 2015-16, it was the sole resident nightclub at Edinburgh arts venue Summerhall & it is now based between Studio 24 in Edinburgh & The Art School in Glasgow.

We are currently looking for artists for our Sep-Dec 2017 & Jan-June 2018 programme.


Every month an artist or collective is commissioned to create or curate work to be presented on the night of the event, between 11pm and 3am.

The artists are given a dedicated space at the event in which to present their work - separate from both the bar & the dancefloor. However the option of integrating the artwork into either of the other two spaces is left open.

The work can be in any medium, but artists are encouraged to consider the context in which it will be presented - performance, video & installation work have proven to be the most successful mediums historically.

The work can be the artist's own (either newly created or previously presented) but the artist is also free to curate the work of other artists of their choice.

The artist can view the residency as a test bed to develop ideas - with the potential for successful applicants to occupy the residency several times - whether to develop a single idea or to further explore the environment's possibilities. 

Statement to Applicants:

Over the past 18 months  both professional artists & art students have been commissioned to create & curate work for the event. Students have, in general, been in their final year & have experience organising and presenting work in their chosen medium outside of their college curriculum. However - all applicants who are dedicated to their practice will be considered.

Artists will receive a fee of £100/£200 (dependent on venue) & an additional £100 to cover expenses.

To apply send a brief proposal & artist's CV (including links to or attachments of previous portfolio work) to rhythmmach@gmail.com.

To learn more about the night, go to www.facebook.com/rhythmmach or read the List Magazine's preview of our 2016 Festival Programme, here - https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/82695-preview-rhythm-machine/

Location: Edinburgh City, Glasgow City

For further information, please contact rhythmmach@gmail.com (rhythmmach@gmail.com), or call 07942740832,

The deadline is Sunday 31 December 2017 at 18:00.

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