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EXPIRED: New River Head Micro-Residency

By Jay Hulme

House of Illustration is looking for someone to visually document New River Head, an industrial heritage site dating from the 1600’s, and to capture its current derelict state and mark the end of its dormant life.

Who Can Apply?

  • Illustrators who have undertaken a period of self-directed, peer-led, undergraduate or postgraduate study that has concluded or will conclude in 2021 (This can include alternative, peer-organised and non-accredited programmes from an institution, collective or art school, as well as BA, MA and similar qualifications).
  • Applicants must have proven experience of completing research-led and brief-driven creative projects.
  • Applicants should be able to make visits to New River Head as necessary to meet the needs of their project (if government guidelines allow) and within the budget of the residency.

How does it work?

  • The resident will visually document the New River Head site before the restoration of its buildings and landscape begins in 2022.
  • The resident may document any aspect of the site that interests them – including its architecture, atmosphere, plant life or something else, as well as focussing on the parts of the site that may disappear, change or be concealed in the process of restoration.
  • The resident may work in any medium, but we would like them to produce a short digital publication to showcase their work. This may be an e-book style piece, a series of gifs or another digital format.
  • The resident will work on their project for 10 full days (or the equivalent of 10 full days) in October 2021 (exact days to be agreed with the resident and House of Illustration)
  • There will be an online showcase of the outcomes of the residency

What do you get?

  • a fee of £1,760 and up to £250 for materials and/or travel expenses for visits to New River Head (paid as required)
  • support from House of Illustration’s staff in the development of the project

When do applications close?

Applications close 17.00, Monday 20th of September

Find out more and apply here

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