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Open Call: Artist Residency

Two Temple Place

Closing date: 03 July 2022

Benefits: We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for a new research residency programme developed in a new collaboration between Two Temple Place and curators Eric Thorp and Nicholas Stavri (https://thorpstavri.co.uk) Thorp Stavri The research residency has been designed to support 10 early-career visual artists over five days in August 2022. It offers time and space in Two Temple Place, a historically significant heritage building and cultural venue in central London, a bursary and a series of talks underpinned by robust support and mentoring. With a view to developing new creative explorations, the residency is likely to culminate in an exhibition and programme of events slated for spring 2023 at Two Temple Place, and based on the artists’ findings during the residency. The call is open to emerging or mid-career artists with a demonstrable track record of professional practice, and with the right to work in the UK. We acknowledge that ‘professional practice’ may not be continuous and may be defined in complex ways. You may identify as ‘emerging’ or ‘midcareer’ by your own criteria, which could include years out of college, parenting breaks, employment breaks, career breaks or career changes. We particularly encourage in applications from those who are currently under-represented in the cultural sector. We take this to include those with Diaspora, migrant or refugee experiences, LGBTQIA+ and non-binary, Global Majority and ethnically diverse, neurodivergent, Disabled or health impaired, and unemployed people, those affected by homelessness, care-leavers, and those who identify as from lower socio-economic backgrounds. We acknowledge that arranging childcare for the duration of the residency can be difficult and would like to confirm that Two Temple Place is a child-friendly venue. If you would like to bring your children to Two Temple Place for the duration of your residency please feel free to do so. WHAT WE ARE OFFERING: ● An artist bursary of £500 to assist with travel, materials, research and the development of new avenues of artistic exploration that responds to Two Temple Place in a manner that best suits the artist's thinking. ● Space and time to reflect, research and work within Two Temple Place. The building will be open from 1000 - 1800 with open access throughout the building between these times. ● A series of talks and sharing sessions led and facilitated by industry professionals including lecturers in historic architectural processes, Curators, senior exhibition staff and artists. These are designed to open up the building, inspire new approaches to processes and practice, and encourage artists to exchange ideas and test new creative ground. ● Artists features with Media Partner FAD Magazine ● Closing residency drinks and networking with live music.