Residency

Artist residency programme

Our current Artist in Resident is Beyza Ucak. Beyza will be with us until the end of April.

Previous resident artists

Programme details

Since East London Printmakers’ tenth anniversary in 2008, the studio has been running a residency programme. The purpose of this opportunity is to promote professional development in printmaking and to create an arena for visiting artists to share their knowledge and experiences with ELP members. The programme supports the development of new work and access to a network of artists in London.

The studio is based in the heart of East London’s contemporary art scene, close to Vyner Street, London Fields and Regent Street Studios.

Two artists per year will receive:

  • 24-hour access to the studio’s facilities, 4.5 days a week for 12 week periods
  • £100 budget for materials
  • £200 fee for running a one-day master workshop
  • Free membership of East London Printmakers for one year
  • Storage space for materials and a plan chest drawer

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project lasting no longer than twelve consecutive weeks, focusing on either screen-printing, relief or intaglio or combination. Applicants must demonstrate prior knowledge and competency in printmaking, however the programme encourages experimentation, thus artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply. Technical assistance is not included in the residency programme but may be available at additional cost.

The programme is open to local, national and international artists. Applicants need to be self-sufficient as this opportunity does not include accommodation or expenses for materials. Recipients must be prepared to teach a one-day master workshop and host an artist’s talk for the benefit of ELP members. Recipients will also be asked to donate one print produced during their residency to the ELP archive. Opportunities to learn new printmaking skills will be dependent on workshops and places will be available at the members’ concessionary rate.

Applicants should email [email protected]:

  • a completed application form
  • a resumé/cv
  • 10 jpeg images no bigger than 1mb each titled with the artist’s name and title
  • Accompanying list of works

Please do not send actual art pieces. The ELP committee meet twice a year and applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of the deadline.

Application deadlines

  • 1 December for an Artist Residency between January and June
  • 1 June for an Artist Residency between July and December

If you have any further queries before submitting your application, please email the studio coordinator by filling the form on the contact us page

Project Keyholder (self-funded residency)

Previous project keyholders

Artists/designers will have the opportunity to gain 24 hour access to the studio 4.5 days a week for 8 consecutive weeks. The aim of the project is to encourage and promote the professional development of creative individuals. This will also be an opportunity to engage with other artists and designers working in the studio, creating a platform for discussion and collaboration.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a project lasting 8 consecutive weeks.
In some cases longer projects may be considered, but these should be discussed with the studio coordinator in the first instance [email protected]. This project encourages experimentation and practicing artists from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

We welcome applications from both international and UK based artist and designers.

In the past our studio has been lucky enough to share its facilities with Project Keyholders from as far as Japan, Canada and Poland. Some of our visiting artists have also been able to secure government sponsorship to financially support their time at ELP. If you think that this is something that you might benefit from please get in touch with your local government authorities for more information.

The selected artist will receive:

  • 24 hour access to the printmaking facilities 4.5 days a week
  • Storage space for materials and a plan chest drawer
  • The opportunity to participate in an artist talk about their work

Requirements for successful applicants:

  • New studio users will need to complete an induction
  • ELP membership
  • Applicants must demonstrate prior knowledge and competency in printmaking.
  • The cost will be £120 per month for 24hr access.

Applicants should email [email protected] with:

  • a completed application form
  • a resumé/cv
  • 10 jpeg images no bigger than 1mb each titled with the artist’s name and title
  • Accompanying list of works

Please do not send actual art pieces. The ELP committee meet twice a year and applicants will be notified by email within two weeks of the deadline.

Application deadlines

  • 1 December for Project Keyholder between January and June
  • 1 June for the Project Keyholder between July and December
  • If you have any further queries before submitting your application, please email the studio coordinator by filling out the form on the contact us page.