We are delighted to announce the shortlist of 12 artists, musicians, writers and creative practitioners that will be vying for your votes for our Microresidencies project. We had 90 incredible proposals from artists across the land (and even overseas!) and we (Catherine, Daisy, Harriet, Lisa, Louise and Zofia) were overwhelmed by the immense amount of talent that’s out there.
Over the course of our Work in Progress exhibition this summer, we will be inviting three early career artists to base their studios in the exhibition space. They will have one week to explore our collections, engage with our visitors and create something inspirational.
Now it’s over to you… have a look at the 12 most original and creative ideas and vote for your three favourites. The three artists with the most public votes will win – simple!* The prize is £600 per residency and the chance to work at the home of ideas worth fighting for.
You can vote from Wednesday 28 May until 5.00pm on Wednesday 11 June
Winners announced: Monday 16 June
*In the event of a tie, a panel of museum staff will have the deciding vote. Our decision is final.
The shortlisted artists are:
- Oliver Bliss
- Quina Chapman
- Claire Curtin
- Simon Farid
- Alex Gardner
- Jamie Ingram & James McCormick
- Lauren Murphy
- Nick Oram
- Kyra Pollitt
- Sashwati Mira Sengupta & Jaydev Mistry
- Meg Woods
- Lewis Wright
You can find out more about their proposals and how to vote here.