Professional Development Opportunity

​Applications are now open!

londonprintstudio Professional Development Residency 

This is a free opportunity.

We are looking for 3 people to join our 6 month long residency programme which starts from September 2019, (start date by arrangement). Designed for people wanting to sustain a career in the visual arts, we are keen to receive proposals from artists wanting to develop their work in drawing, print or photography. 

Artists should came from lower income / non professional backgrounds. They should have at least an A level or equivalent in art. We want to work with talented people who otherwise would be excluded from pursuing art careers. The residency must be completed 6 months from the start date, which is flexible.

What are the residencies for?

The residencies are designed to help artists develop and sustain an arts career. For example, the residency  professional support can be used to:

Develop work for a project
Put together a professional project proposal or funding proposal
Present yourself and your work more effectively
Develop new specialist skills
Explore new ways of working creatively

Residencies available for 6 months:

1. Drawing residency

This residency is open to artists who use  drawing as a significant part of  their creative practice. It is an opportunity to focus on drawing, with time to plan, experiment and obtain professional feedback. There is free mentoring, professional support and development, as agreed and in line with your proposal. There is a small budget to cover studio materials. 

Participation in our flexible Professional Development programme including up to 12 hours one to one mentor support by arrangement.

2. Photography residency

This is an outstanding opportunity for photographers, including fine art photographers 

to plan and start to develop a professional portfolio, working within a digital environment. There is an opportunity to produce some digital prints as agreed with the studio, in accordance with your portfolio objectives and the studio materials budget for the residency.  

Participation in our flexible Professional Development programme including up to 12 hours one to one mentor support by arrangement.

3. Print studio residency

An opportunity to specialise in  one of three printmaking streams:- 

Screenprinting, or Relief printing and monotype, or Intaglio (etching, drypoint, photopolymer) and monotype

The print studio residency provides admission to sessions in our specialist print studio  booked by arrangement. There's also an opportunity to take one of our  highly rated in house printmaking courses as part of the residency. There is a small budget to cover studio materials.  

Participation in our flexible Professional Development programme including up to 12 hours one to one mentor support by arrangement.

People who might benefit:

People wanting to develop a career in the arts
Graduates in art and design
Recent school and college students, who studied art to A level are over 18 and are producing art work
Women returners to arts careers
New entrants to arts careers
BAME, LGBT+, candidates very welcome to apply
Older entrants to arts careers


You will be selected for interview on the basis of your proposal, your work, and your application form. The interview will involve a discussion of your proposal and portfolio, and a general discussion of your application.

To apply:

1. Fill in the application form & monitoring form (download below).

2. Plan and submit a proposal (a description of the work you want to do while at the studio, with an explanation). You should identify the skills and understanding that you hope to develop during the residency.

This can either be written - or  if you like you can make a video proposal in MP4 HP format - maximum time 3 minutes. If you decide to submit a video proposal, please also send us a written summary of your proposal in note form (less than 300 words).

3. Select up to 6 jpegs of your work (not huge files please), with titles, details of medium and an indication of size / scale.

Email everything to us with your attachments in standard formats so that we can open them without difficulty. If attachments are submitted in non standard formats, we hold the discretion not to consider the application. 

Person specification: 

We are looking for people who meet the following specifications.

1. A degree or A-level in Art or Design - or equivalent
2. Have a portfolio of current art work which demonstrates potential
3. Interest in drawing, print or photography specialisations
4. Can demonstrate that they are from a less affluent background / without family support or finance
5. Organised and self-motivated, with a commitment to a career in the arts, and a specific need to develop skills and understanding
6. Resourceful, flexible and eager to develop new skills
7. Enthusiastic and resilient   

Email your applications through here.
Closing date: Saturday 29th June 2019.
Interviews will take place on Thursday11th July


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