Ellen MacArthur Foundation > Artist in Residence (UK)

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation invites creative practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines to apply for their first Artist in Residence (AiR) post, running 1-30 June 2020.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works with business, government, and academia to build a framework for a circular economy. Underpinned by renewable energy, the three principles of a circular economy are based on designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems.

Art and culture play a vital role in the creation of a future that is more inclusive, diverse and distributed. The Foundation are looking to discover the links that connect a circular economy with artistic expression.

This post is designed to be self-guided and an exchange of thinking; the organisers are interested in what areas you would like to explore. There will be opportunities for scheduled and informal critical/theoretical dialogue with their international team, and they invite applications across every range of art and design disciplines.

The residency was planned to be hosted at the Foundation’s headquarters based in Cowes, Isle of Wight, UK. However, due to the COVID-19 situation the programme may have to be adapted as a virtual post.

Each artist is offered:

  • A bursary of £1000-2000 dependent on experience.

  • Accommodation in a shared house in Cowes.

  • A budget of £500 for materials.

  • A working space at the Foundation’s headquarters for the duration of the residency

  • An opportunity to exhibit the work produced during the residency.

  • A platform to deliver artist talks, workshops or participatory projects.

  • Support throughout the residency from the office team and programme team (this does not include dedicated resource).

  • Publicity and marketing support.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and be over 18 years of age.

Deadline: 17 April 2020

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