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Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency 2020

03 Dec 2019-06 Jan 2020

Three-month funded residency in the Stuart Hall Library, in partnership with the Stuart Hall Foundation

Iniva and the Stuart Hall Foundation are pleased to announce the fourth Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency commencing in April 2020. The residency is a funded opportunity for an artist to be in residence at Iniva’s Stuart Hall Library over a three-month period from April to July 2020. 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.

Residency brief

Building on the distinct connections between both organisations, the residency offers a visual artist the opportunity to develop their practice by excavating ideas contained within the library, taking the writings of Professor Stuart Hall as a starting point.

We are particularly interested in working with an artist or artist collective whose practice is informed by perspectives on politics, identity and activism; who is interested in the language of the international and ideas around diaspora; and whose methodology may relate to notions of archiving and the archival.

We do not expect a fixed outcome of the residency and want to emphasise that the prime focus of this residency is the process of research itself. However, the artist will be expected to produce a digital output of their choice (e.g. short film, sound piece, blog post, animated presentation etc.) for archival purposes and to co-organise a public event which allows sharing of reflections or work in progress from the residency. The form of the digital output and the event will be agreed with the artist as appropriate to their practice.

The artist is expected to be to in residence over a three-month period from mid-April to mid-July 2020 and to spend at least five days per month researching in the library. As the library is in constant use, the artist will be unable to have a studio/production space on site. The residency does not include accommodation.

Residency Fee

The selected artist will receive a fee of £3,750, plus up to £750 to cover materials, travel and subsistence costs in relation to the production of the event and digital output.

How to Apply

The Stuart Hall Library Artist’s Residency Artist’s Residency is open to visual artists based in the UK, with a proven track record of at least 5 years.

To make an application please complete the online application form here. Please read this residency brief and FAQs carefully before applying.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 6th January 2020

For further information about the residency or if there is a particular reason (such as dyslexia) that may require you to submit a postal application or if you would like to discuss other submission options please contact us at: info@stuarthallfoundation.org.

Application brief

Download application brief.

FAQ document

Download FAQ document.

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