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UK Residency Opportunity (Engineers, Makers, Designers) Answered

The Victoria & Albert Museum have announced a residency programme that might be right up your street:

We have just issued a new open call for a one year residency targeted at UK based engineers, makers and designers who wish to develop their practice by responding in their own way to the rich engineering heritage of the Museum – from the Collection’s origins in the Great Exhibition of 1851 and architectural history of the site, to the pioneering engineering systems at work in the Museum’s ongoing Exhibition Road Building Project.

We are ideally looking an engineer and welcome applications from practitioners from a variety of engineering disciplines (structural, civil, mechanical, engineering design, electrical, biological etc.) but we also welcome applications from makers and designers with a demonstrated interest in engineering.

The resident should be interested in engaging with an operational building site and live architecture project. At the same time, he/she should be keen to develop public programmes with a range of different audiences linked to the Museum’s 2016 Engineering Season. We are therefore looking for practitioners who want to use this residency to create, build and present their work to the public while allowing museum visitors to follow their work in progress and understand their creative process through open studios, workshops, talks and other participatory programmes.


Information for applicants

  • Residency period: April 2016 – April 2017
  • Bursary: £10,000 for twelve months (subject to tax and national insurance)
  • Studio at the Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington
  • An additional budget for production of public-facing activities or displays
  • Deadline for applications: midnight, 17 January 2016
  • Interview date: 26 January 2016


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