Artist in Residence at William Morris Gallery

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:00

The William Morris Gallery is inviting applications for a three month residency to take place in the autumn/winter of 2017 (timing negotiable). The opportunity is aimed at emerging and mid-career artists, providing space and time to become immersed in the Gallery’s world-class collection, explore new approaches, develop your practice and share your ideas with the local community

What we can offer

  • Intensive and supported access to the collection and archive
  • An artist fee of £3000
  • A budget of up to £2000 for associated costs (eg materials or events)
  • Publicity and promotion via the Gallery's communication channels

About the Residency

The opportunity is open to visual artists working in any medium or discipline, from film and photography to textiles or metalwork. Proposals can engage with any aspect of Morris’s wide ranging legacy, from his approach to craft and design to his ideas about the environment and social equality. We're looking for new ways of approaching Morris so be bold! Above all we want to understand what you are hoping to get out of the residency and how being in this environment will benefit or enhance your practice.

Eligibility criteria

  1. The residency is open to artists who live or work in Waltham Forest or our neighbouring east London boroughs (Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Haringey, Redbridge, Enfield).
  2. You can apply as an individual or in collaboration with other/ another artist(s). Collaborative proposals should articulate the artistic value of the partnership.
  3. You must be willing to take part in evaluation, both during and after the residency.
  4. You must be a visual artist but can work in any medium or discipline.
  5. You are an emerging or mid-career artist with a strong portfolio and exhibition credits.

How to apply

For more details and to download an application form please go to our website here

The deadline for submissions is 10am on Monday 14th August. Please contact us if you require information in an alternative format or need any other assistance to submit an application: wmg.enquiries@walthamforest.gov.uk  or tel: 020 8496 4390