Artists in Residence 2021-22

We are now actively recruiting artists and creative practitioners for our Artists in Residence 2021-22 programme.

Please read this application information document for full details and information on how to apply.

Key dates:

  • Deadline for applications: Sunday 12th September 2021
  • Shortlisting decisions made by Friday 17th September 2021
  • Informal interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place on Thursday 23rd September 2021 (between 1 – 5 pm)
  • Successful applicants will begin their residency at the Research Incubator which will take place over Wed 6th & Thurs 7th of October 2021

Each artist/practitioner selected on to the programme will spend time collaborating with our researchers over the next six months. Their level of involvement over this time period should be self-managed and proportionate to the fee on offer, bearing in mind the requirements mentioned in the application information form (blogs, team meetings, public engagement activities etc.) and the creative work they will deliver as per their application. We obviously do not expect artists to work full time for six months. Most of the artists we have collaborated with previously have undertaken the residency part-time on top of day-to-day working or studying.

Artists/practitioners will help bring on board new perspectives and insights on the research itself, whilst also leading on the creation of exciting, novel artistic outputs that creatively respond to emerging interdisciplinary research within SMQB. Each artist will focus on a specific research project, based on their expression of interest.

Artists are embedded within each research project from the very beginning, kicking off with our signature two-day ‘Research Incubator’. Here all parties are brought together and given dedicated time and space to collectively plan the research and collaboration process, agreeing mutually beneficial ways of working. Creative outputs will be showcased alongside more traditional research outputs, for example, through a collective exhibition and public events.

Revisit this page for updates throughout our 2021-22 journey and explore work from last year’s artists here. The Artist in Residence programme is managed by our Community & Public Engagement Manager, Dr Caroline Gillett – please contact her if you have questions.

All images are reproduced here with the permission of the artists.

Global Dynamics artwork
Picture 1
Mellisa Fisher's artwork
Montage of artist works