Artist Projects – opportunities and themes Click to get info
The artist projects and William Morris Gallery residency are designed to work on a local level to explore certain themes through individual practice. Specific opportunities are:
- 1 Artist in Residence opportunity at William Morris Gallery, looking for new responses to William Morris’s legacy and to the gallery collections - open to visual artists only from East London. This opportunity has specific application criteria for information and to apply please visit the William Morris Gallery website.
- 3 artist project opportunities open to artists from East London - Waltham Forest, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Hackney, Greenwich and Tower Hamlets
- 3 artist project opportunities are open to all artists – specifically London, UK and internationally based artists.
Themes to be explored Click to get info
- Legacy of William Morris and William Morris Gallery collections– WM Gallery artist in residence only
- Recording studio/Sound/music/playlists
- Food and food production
- Working men/service men clubs
- Taxis and night time economy
- Markets and high streets
- Education, schools and learning
Artist Project Areas/Sites Click to get info
Please note the application form will ask you to specify which particular area you are interested in working in and why.
- William Morris Ward
- Chingford Green Ward
- Grove Green Ward
- Hoe St and Leytonstone Wards
- Cann Hall/Cathall Ward
- Higham Hill Ward
- Valley or Endlebury Ward
You can download a Ward map here.
Time frame Click to get info
- This phase of the artists projects programme is for projects taking place between January to September 2019.
- Each individual project will last between 6 weeks to 3 months depending on the practice and proposal of the selected artists. The application form will ask you to specify availability and relevant timeframe.
Eligibility Click to get info
- Respond to the themes and venues nominated above
- 4 x opportunities open to artists based in East London and 3 x opportunities open to London, UK or internationally based artists
- We would particularly welcome applications from artists from BAME backgrounds
- You can apply as an individual or in collaboration with other/another artists(s)
- You must be willing to take part in evaluation, both during and after the residency
- Open to artists of any discipline or art form
- Artists with a strong portfolio of previous projects and work
How we will support you Click to get info
- Curatorial and production support
- A base in the borough (either within an organisation or as office space)
- An artist fee of £2,000*
- A budget of up to £3,000 for associated events and artworks
- Publicity and promotion via London Borough of Culture marketing, PR and social media channels
*non London based artists and international artists may be eligible for a small travel and accommodation bursary
How to apply and next steps Click to get info
William Morris Gallery: If you are applying for the William Morris Gallery Artist in Residence opportunity please visit www.wmgallery.org.uk/get_involved/artist-in-residence for information and to apply
Artist Projects: Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org with LBOC Artist Project application in the subject line. To apply please submit:
- A completed application form - download here
- Up to 5 images/examples of your previous work
- CV including project/exhibition/performance credits
The deadline for submissions is 11.30pm on Sunday 14th October 2018. We regret that we are unable to consider applications submitted after this time.
You can download all information on this page as a PDF here.
Next steps and selection process:
All projects will be reviewed and shortlisted by the creative team
- A panel comprised of artists, curators, cultural organisation representatives and community partners will review and select the successful proposals
All applications will be acknowledged within 5 working days. The selection panel will meet on 2nd November and shortlisted artists will be notified of the outcome the following week.
Due to the high number of applications, if your application is not shortlisted for the selection panel we are unable to offer individual feedback.