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LIFT V&A residency: Call for artists proposals

Deadline: May 28, 2013, 10:00 am

LIFT and the V&A invite proposals for an artist residency. In an exciting new partnership LIFT and the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) are offering an artist the opportunity to spend 5 weeks in residence at the V&A.

Over the 5 weeks the artist will be supported by Museum staff to access all parts of the museum and its collections on both public display and in storage. As well as the Museum's rich collections, its building is full of opportunity for artists and visitors to explore – from grand sweeping staircases and lofty balconies to dark basements and undiscovered corridors.

LIFT wish to use this residency opportunity to encourage an artist to develop an ambitious proposal for a performance/theatre project that would take place at the V&A or for a digitally based project that can be fully produced for the LIFT festival in either 2014 or 2016.

The successful artist will be offered:

  • A fee of £2500
  • Five weeks based in one of the artist studios in the Sackler Centre at the V&A
  • Desk space within the Theatre Department
  • A full induction on the V&A and its collections
  • Access to the V&A's unique resources including the extensive collections; inspirational architectureand spaces; curatorial and conservation expertise; practical art, design and digital media workshops in the Sackler Centre and experienced educational staff.

At the end of the residency the artist will be required to present a detailed proposal for a project to LIFT and V&A staff.

How to Apply: Please download the brief below, and submit your proposal to [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 10am Monday 28th May 2013.

  • Interviews will take place on the 31st May
  • The 5 week residency will take place between 10th June – 16th August
  • The induction at the V&A will take place on 10-11 June

Click here for more information.

Click here to download a full brief.(1,205 KB)