V&A Ceramics Residency - Call for Proposals
V&A Ceramics Residency - Call for Proposals
07/03/2012 12/04/2012  09:00 - 17:00
V&A London
HR@vam.ac.uk

Studio Ceramics: Established Makers

The V&A is inviting applications from UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice in designing and making ceramics through working with the V&A’s collections and through public engagement activities. The Residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries, at the V&A in London. This is part of an exciting new programme of residencies specifically situated in the Ceramics galleries. This Residency will take place over a six-month period from October 2012 – March 2013 in London.

The residency is open to UK-based established practitioners. It will provide a monthly bursary (taxable) and additional budget for materials and equipment. A team drawn from the Museum’s staff will provide support throughout the project. We are interested in practitioners who: wish to work with the Museum’s resources and collections; would welcome the opportunity to actively work on projects with the public; and are interested in presenting and interpreting their work for visitors. Applicants should have a track record of innovation and regular exposure of new work, and be able to demonstrate ongoing development in their practice.

The Ceramics Studio is situated in the heart of the extensive Ceramics Galleries. Further multidisciplinary residency studios are situated in the Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A. This programme is integral to the philosophy of the V&A, helping to make the Museum’s learning programmes dynamic and creative. Past Residents have gone on to achieve significant success in their professional careers, winning prizes and securing gallery representation. For more details on past residents see www.vam.ac.uk/residencies

Bursary: £8,400 inclusive for six months (subject to tax and national insurance)
Deadline for applications – Midnight, 12 April 2012
Interview date – Friday 4th May, V&A, South Kensington, London

Aims and Expectations of the Residency

This exciting opportunity offers practitioners:

  • access to the collections of the world’s greatest museum of art and design for use as creative inspiration to make new work; 
  • support to learn new skills and develop creative practice, drawing upon specialist expertise; 
  • opportunities to meet practitioners and curators;
  • and also to work alongside specialist educators to promote greater understanding of art and design research and practice for the public.

The aims of the residency are to:·

  • Enable the selected practitioner to draw upon the V&A’s collections to carry out research, learn new skills and create new work;
  • Inspire public interest in creative practice and making;
  • Offer professional development to the selected practitioner in public engagement and arts education;
  • Create links between the V&A’s collections and contemporary art, craft and design practice;
  • Undertake an imaginative participatory programme to engage the public (this could include workshops, open studios, talks, mass participation events, family art activities, student projects, seminars etc.);

Find out more and download an application form at www.vam.ac.uk/jobs

Raise the profile of contemporary ceramics.

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