Monday, 18 February 2013

V&A Ceramics Residency

V&A Ceramics Residency – Call for Proposals

  • Studio Ceramics: Early Career UK Makers
  • Residency Period – 1 October 2012 – 30 March 2013

Information for applicants:
Bursary: £8,400 inclusive for six months (subject to tax and national insurance)
Deadline for applications – Midnight, Monday 1st April
Interview date – Wednesday, 24th April, V&A, South Kensington, London

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
  • 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. For more details on past residents see