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East London Printmakers


Printmaking Artist in Residence

Applications for our 2024 program are now CLOSED and we have reached maximum capacity for submission.

At East London Printmakers (ELP) we are committed to equity, diversity and opportunity for those under-represented within our artistic communities. We recognise this will require our attention now and moving forwards through ELP’s future. Accordingly this opportunity is designed to provide meaningful and long-lasting benefits for both experienced and emerging printmakers. We particularly encourage applications from disabled people and those from Black, Asian and other minority ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented in printmaking.  

This opportunity has been made possible initially through the support of Arts Council England’s Cultural Recovery Grant however, we are now continuing this project for future years.

We are offering three 3-month Artist Residencies to run consecutively from March onwards. Reasons to apply may include, but are not limited too:

  • Portfolio development for professional or academic purposes
  • Research and experiment within a new or existing printmaking discipline
  • Producing a planned body of work
  • Exploring a new studio and connecting with other artists
  • Reflecting on your practice within a supportive network of printmakers

We particularly encourage applications from printmakers who are local to Tower Hamlets, especially if you are connected to any other community organisations or project(s) within the borough.

Please note the above list is a guide and we will consider all proposals.

The purpose of these awards is to support both emerging and experienced printmakers and to broaden our studio representation, bringing new ideas into our community as well as sharing our professional expertise and quality facilities with others. We are excited by the potential for collaborations and the new experiences and experimentation this programme will foster and the consequent benefits to us all.

Each Artist in Resident will have 24-hour access 4.5 days of the week (keyholder hours) for three months. There will be no obligation to take on any of the responsibilities of ordinary keyholders (e.g., covering open access, studio duties). Each successful applicant will have an in-depth induction to the studio. Please note that there is no technical support during this residency, therefore applicants must have a good level of competence in their chosen printmaking technique(s).

Successful applicants will benefit from:

  • Free 24-hour studio access 4.5 days each week for 3 months
  • Storage space for materials, screens and a plan chest drawer
  • Free Associate Membership for one year (including exhibitions and other events)
  • A £40 materials allowance from the ELP shop

Application requirements:

  • Complete and submit the following Studio bursary application form
  • Upload up to 9 images with accompanying list of works

Please use the following Google Form to submit your application.

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