Artist Residency Opportunity
January – May 2018
The Whitechapel Gallery invites artists living and working in London, who have graduated in the last three years to apply for a residency with the Gallery’s Youth Forum: Duchamp & Sons.
This is an exciting opportunity for an artist with a socially-engaged practice to collaborate with young people around the theme Transition and Turnings. Over four months, the artist will work alongside the group in realising a project leading to an exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery (Galleries 5 & 6) in May 2018.
Key aims of the residency:
All sessions with the youth forum will take place in a studio at the Whitechapel Gallery however we are unable to provide a permanent studio space for the course of the residency. We can however provide a space to complete work in the lead up to the exhibition. The artist will receive a fee of £3000 for the project and exhibition.
Applications open from 6 to 26 November 2017
Submissions will be reviewed by the Youth Forum and the Swarovski Foundation Curator: Youth Programmes. The selected artist will be informed of the panel’s decision by 12 January 2018. Applicants should have a socially-engaged practice and experience of working collaboratively.
The Whitechapel Gallery brings modern and contemporary art and ideas to local, national and international audiences by providing a place for free-thinking, creativity and learning.
The Youth Programme works with young people aged 15 to 21. It offers both long and short-term opportunities to encounter contemporary art, artists, creative practitioners and peers.
The Youth Forum: Duchamp & Sons are a group of thirty young people who meet at the Gallery regularly. They make art, curate their own exhibitions and events, and have even staged performances on Whitechapel High Street. The Programme introduces new skills, practical experience and a behind-the-scenes insight into the world of a contemporary art gallery. It also seeks to raise aspirations and open up career paths in the creative sector.
Please do not send additional catalogues, photographic or other material in support of your application to the Gallery as it cannot be reviewed. It is also not possible to return any such materials to you.
All file names should begin with: LastName_FirstName_
Please submit only electronic copies of the above documents to the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line: Artist Residency Opportunity.
Deadline for applications: Midnight on 26 November 2017.
The selection of successful applicant will be based on the following criteria:
The final selection will be based on interviews with shortlisted artists led by the young people.
Call for entries: 6 – 26 November 2017
Shortlist notified: 15 December 2017
Shortlist interviews at Whitechapel Gallery: 10 January 2018
Successful artist notified: 12 January 2018
Working with the youth forum: 11 sessions on Wednesday evenings from January to May 2018. 3 sessions on Wednesday evenings from May to June 2018 leading to a public sharing event.
Exhibition installation: 7 – 11 May 2018
Exhibition dates: 15 May – 12 Aug 2018
Due to the expected high number of applications, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by email in December.
The final selection of artist will consist of a collective choice made by the Youth Forum, based on the submitted material and interview. This will be made in early January.
For further information about the application process, please contact:
Renee Odjidja, Swarovski Foundation Curator: Youth Programmes