Image: Stuart Hall Library collection. Carlos Jiménez, 2018.
In collaboration with Stuart Hall Foundation and with support from Arts Council England we are pleased to announce the fifth Stuart Hall Library Artist Residency commencing in September 2021.
The residency is a funded opportunity for an artist based in UK to be in residence at iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period from the September to December 2021. The selected artist will receive a total sum of £4,500 and given support to pursue their research in the library.
Professor Stuart Hall (1932 – 2014) was actively engaged in the arts throughout his life, and in particular the visual arts. He championed the establishment of iniva and chaired its board for more than a decade. Professor Stuart Hall worked closely with artists, filmmakers and photographers, writing about the visual arts, informing critical thinking and influencing public policy on arts education.
Building on the distinct connections between both organisations, the residency offers a visual artist the opportunity to develop their practice by excavating the ideas contained within the library, taking the writings of Professor Stuart Hall as a starting point.
This year will mark the 70th anniversary of Professor Stuart Hall’s arrival in Britain from Jamaica in 1951. In commemoration, we are inviting an artist to respond to the concept of ‘arrival’ and its capacity to transform and trouble notions of fixed cultural identities.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Wednesday 14th July 2021.