This is an opportunity for a practitioner to take their work in a new direction by gaining access to the unique collections and curators at the British Library and support in commercialising their work.
The Successful Applicant will receive:
Any London based Jewellery practitioner who has been practicing for a minimum of five years is eligible to apply.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A RESEARCH RESIDENCY AND APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THEIR OWN WORKSPACE TO COMPLETE THEIR PROJECTS. STUDIO/WORKSPACE IS NOT PROVIDED AS PART OF THIS RESIDENCY. APPLICANTS MAY NOT BE ENROLLED ON A COURSE OF HE or FE FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME STUDY DURING THE RESIDENCY PERIOD.
As part of the conditions of the award the successful applicant will be expected to fulfil the following obligations:
Introduction to the British Library collections
As well as having a copy of every book published in the UK, the British Library also has the following:
Further information about the collections can be found at on the British Library website
PLEASE READ THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA, APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND NOTES BELOW CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING YOUR APPLICATION. Please note that applications not adhering to these guidelines cannot be considered. Late applications cannot be accepted under any circumstances. If you have any problems or questions regarding the applications process please email Nick Kaplony.
Application is via email. Please send your completed applications to Nick Kaplony by 10am Monday 9 July 2012. We anticipate a high volume of applications – please help us by keeping your application as brief as possible while ensuring all relevant information is included.
Applications should be sent via email only. Please include all of the necessary information in one email rather than sending different attachments over several emails.Please send the following in one email with the header 'British Library Residency Application' in the subject line. Please keep attachment sizes to a minimum.
1) IMAGES OF YOUR PRACTICE
In the body of the email links/Website address/es of sites containing five images of your work (if you do not have your own website, send the link to any photo sharing website (such as Flickr) or any review / gallery page your work appears on) or an indication as to which images you would like us to consider
2) SUPPORTING STATEMENT
A word document or PDF containing a statement supporting your application of no more that 1,000 words which should include contact information: name, address in London including postcode, telephone and email contacts and cover the following areas.
A word document or PDF with a brief two page CV, or link to website containing CV (including contact information: name, address in London including postcode, telephone and email contacts)
4) EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FORM
Please download and return an equal opportunities monitoring form (at the bottom of this page) to help us ensure our applications process is as fair as possible and attracting a diverse group of applicants. You do not have to answer any question on the monitoring form that you prefer not to.
Your own Website
The easiest way to apply is to include your website address in your application, detailing the specific pieces of work or projects you would like to be considered with direct links to those pages. Please ensure that full details of the work are visible including title, year, media and dimensions.
If you don’t have a website, we recommend creating and uploading any images on a Flickr account (or any other photo sharing website) and sending through links to us on there.