Orbis Conservation are launching a UK Individual Artist Residency for Spring 2020. The residency programme is an opportunity for a visual artist to take over a large studio work space and inform a new body of work, to experiment with new techniques and benefit from a dialogue with leading conservators and art fabricators.

For this two-three week creative residency, Orbis is offering one visual artist access to a large studio space located in Greenwich, London and £300 towards materials. The space is able to accommodate large works including painting, sculpture, textiles and other disciplines.

The residency will also provide the artist with expert guidance in conservation and contemporary art fabrication techniques from the Orbis team. From advice on materials and techniques, to larger structural engineering and mounting systems, Orbis will be on hand with their professional input, drawing from years of experience.

Orbis have a particular interest in the conservation of contemporary art from the fabrication process onwards. This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious artist to benefit from a large studio to inform new work, to experiment, research or resolve a specific engineering or conservation challenge.

While accommodation cannot be provided, the programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds living in the UK. The timing of the residency is flexible during Spring 2020.

The artist will also receive £300 towards materials, sponsored by Orbis Conservation.

How to apply

Artists must:

  1. Sign up to Orbis' quarterly newsletter here, you can unsubscribe at anytime

Submit the following to residency@orbisconservation.co.uk

  1. An example of work
  2. 300 words on proposed project
  3. A short note on your expectations for this residency
  4. A specific engineering or conservation challenge they have met and hope to solve

Deadline to apply: January 31st 2020