Studio and bursary offered.
The V&A specify a particular area of the collections, or a particular media which they will want the resident to work in e.g. jewellery, new media, print, textiles, photography etc. A call is put out on the V&A website, and through selected publications and advertising networks inviting practioners to apply to be resident. The applicant is asked to propose ideas for how they might work with the collections and with the Museum's diverse audiences. A panel of Museum staff and external experts, where appropriate, are brought together to select candidates for interview. Check out the Job vacancies page for current calls.
The Museum Residency Programme at the V&A gives designers, artists, writers, makers, musicians etc. the extraordinary opportunity to have a studio in the Sackler Centre for arts education or the ceramics galleries, normally for six months. Using these studios as a base, Residents have access to the V&A's unique resources including the extensive collections; curatorial and conservation expertise; practical art, design and digital media workshops in the Sackler Centre and experienced educational and outreach staff. Residents use these to develop their careers, carry out research, make new work and acquire or increase their skills in working with the public.
Residents hold open studios sessions when visitors to the Museum can visit the studios to see for themselves the residents at work. They also work with a team of museum professionals to contribute to the learning programme. This may include workshops, lectures and gallery talks, courses, gallery activities for children or contributing to the V&A website.
Three studios in the Museum: two multidisciplinary studios in the Sackler Centre for Arts Education and one studio in the ceramics gallery on level 6, reserved especially for ceramicists in residence.
South Kensington is a district in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in London. It is a built-up area located 2.4 miles (3.9 km) west south-west of Charing Cross.
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