Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013 / London, UK

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013

Victoria & Albert Museum Ceramics Residency 2013 / London, UK
Applications deadline: April 7, 2013

Residency description

The V&A is inviting applications from UK-based studio ceramicists who wish to develop their practice in designing and making ceramics through working with the V&A’s collections and through public engagement activities.

The Residency will be based in a purpose-built studio in the Ceramics galleries, at the V&A in London. This is part of an exciting new programme of residencies specifically situated in the Ceramics galleries. This Residency will take place over a six-month period from October 2013 –March 2014 in London.

The residency is open to UK-based established practitioners. It will provide a monthly bursary (taxable) and additional budget for materials and equipment. A team drawn from the Museum’s staff will provide support throughout the project. We are interested in practitioners who: wish to work with the Museum’s resources and collections; would welcome the opportunity to actively work on projects with the public; and are interested in presenting and interpreting their work for visitors. Applicants should have a track record of innovation and regular exposure of new work, and be able to demonstrate ongoing development in their practice.

The Ceramics Studio is situated in the heart of the extensive Ceramics Galleries. Further multidisciplinary residency studios are situated in the Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A. This programme is integral to the philosophy of the V&A, helping to make the Museum’s learning programmes dynamic and creative. Past Residents have gone on to achieve significant success in their professional careers, winning prizes and securing gallery representation.

Closing date for applications is April 7,  2013.
Interviews will take place on April 24, 2013.

The artist will be paid £8,400 during their 6 month residency in monthly instalments. This includes Income Tax and National Insurance. This fee is inclusive of travel costs within the UK and living expenses. There will be an additional budget for studio equipment and materials to be agreed with the Residency Co-ordinator.

Application instructions
Applicants should apply online at the V&A’s website at where you will be asked to submit a current CV and complete an application form. In addition to submitting your application on-line, please also upload 8 images of your work with your application. They must be file size 70 dpi and no larger than 9 x 12cm (portrait or landscape), 340 x 255 pixels. These files should be saved as the name of the image (see below). Within the folder, each image should be labelled with your name and number from 1 to 12. Digital images must be saved as JPEG files and should have the suffix. jpg .Please provide a description of each image following this outline:
- Image 1 (name of image – please save the file under this name), Title, Materials used, Dimensions, Year Made, Description.

Applicants must be available for this project from 2 October 2013 – 31 March 2014. The selection process will be carried out by a panel of representatives from the V&A and external expert(s). Applicants will be short-listed from the images and supporting information and those selected will be invited for interview. Interviews will take place on 24 April 2013 at the V&A. Candidates must be available for interview on this date, for the whole day. If you have any queries regarding the recruitment process, you can email us –

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Above: Keith Harrison, Last Supper, 2006. Resident in 2012. Photo by Ted Giffords.

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