Artists in residence required for new arts project in Bermondsey
The Bermondsey Project - a creative hub led by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people and Bow Arts - is recruiting four artists in residence to take up studio space and offer mentoring to clients of the charity.
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Located in London’s fastest growing arts district, the Bermondsey Project comprises over 120 artists studios, a gallery and project space, sculpture workshop and social enterprises. It is also home to Crisis Skylight Bermondsey, which aims to provide homeless and vulnerably housed artists with opportunities to access arts based courses and training as well as having access to their own studio spaces.
Mick Bateman, head of Crisis Skylight Bermondsey, said: “This is a unique opportunity for four artists to secure beautiful studio space, while helping Crisis transform the lives of homeless and vulnerable artists.”
Prospective artists in residence will have the pick of six 350 sq ft studios at just 30% of normal market rent in return for active engagement in Crisis’ move on programme here for homeless artists. The Bermondsey Project is located in a warehouse in Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF
To apply contact Shubhra Goswami at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7036 2416.
What Crisis will provide:
- An independent studio for up to 2 years for you to develop your practice at just £140 per calendar month for 350 sq ft
- Opportunities for free use of our 3000 sq ft project space
- Be part of a large thriving artistic community
- Your own page on the Bermondsey Project website
- Discounted usage of facilities at the onsite London Sculpture Workshop
What artists in residence will provide:
- Active engagement in Crisis Skylight Bermondsey, through working as a tutor and or/mentor for at least 10 hours per week.
- Delivery of workshop activities as part of this that can lead to tangible outcomes at the end of a ‘course’ for our clients
- To be an inspiration to our clients and have an empathy with the issues that affect homeless and vulnerably housed people
Crisis is the national charity for single homeless people. We are dedicated to ending homelessness by delivering life-changing services and campaigning for change.
Our innovative education, employment, housing and well-being services address individual needs and help homeless people to transform their lives.
About the Bermondsey Project
The Bermondsey Project is a creative hub led by Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people, working with Bow Arts, the London Community Resource Network and other organisations. Based at 46 Willow Walk, SE1, the Bermondsey Project will cater for artists and creative enterprises, as well as homeless and vulnerably housed people interested in engaging with the creative arts. Crisis Skylight Bermondsey will operate within the Bermondsey Project to offer homeless and vulnerably housed people opportunities for more intensive involvement with the arts and other creative and vocational programmes, helping them towards employability and self reliance. The centre will comprise workshops, classes, vocational training and supported studio facilities.
Crisis has a vision to end homelessness in London by ensuring all homeless people have access to the education, employment, personalised support and housing opportunities that they need to transform their lives and leave homelessness behind for good. CS Bermondsey will support this vision by providing a ‘next step’ for homeless and vulnerably housed people who are ready to enrol in a more intensive curriculum involving the arts and other creative and vocational programmes, helping them towards employability and self reliance.
CS Bermondsey will:
- Offer a flexible, low-cost production and presentation space in which professional artists, organisations and homeless artists will work with and alongside one another through joint projects and initiatives.
- Deliver vocational training opportunities in electrics, plumbing, painting & decorating to equip members with the practical skills and qualifications they need to find employment.
- Provide artistic collaborations, mentoring, intensive workshops and practical experience curating and organising artistic events to challenge talented homeless artists to further develop their creativity, skills and knowledge, and equip them to move on to a higher level of study and ultimately a career in the arts.
- Provide low cost tenancies to arts and vocational charitable organisations that can offer opportunities for Crisis Skylight members and/or resources for other residents in the project
- Have developed key strategic partnerships with our tenants in the building and with external partners from the voluntary, community and private sectors including local homeless services; galleries, artists and arts organisations; colleges and schools, in order for our members to benefit fully from the wide range of opportunities available in the Bermondsey area.
Are you interested? Contact Shubhra Goswami by email on email@example.com or by telephone on 020 7036 2416 for an application form.