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Artists and academics invited to apply for King's Artists 2019/20 programme

King’s College London has launched a call for proposals for King’s Artists 2019/20, an annual programme that invites artists and academics to come together to trial new ideas and test pioneering approaches.

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Rebecca Lynch

Six artist residences will take place during 2019/20. Their aim is to support academic and artistic exchange, nurture experimentation, support research and inspire creative responses to academic research.

Each collaboration sees an artist become resident in a King’s faculty alongside an academic partner. Open to all academics from across the university, King’s Artist partnerships receive a £5,000 award to support their work alongside guidance, advice and a practical toolkit to enable residencies to deliver creative research and learning outcomes for each faculty’s staff and students.

The inaugural King’s Artists programme featured six artist-academic collaborations from across the university’s cultural community. The creative responses to these collaborations – including an immersive experience of Disobedient AI and experimental knitwear featuring sensor-embedded yarns – were showcased in the King’s Artists – New Thinking, New Making exhibition at the Arcade in King’s iconic Bush House. A further showcase will take place for the 2019/20 programme.

Academics and artists interested in finding out more about King’s Artist residencies, or who would like to express interest in establishing a new residency in their faculty, should visit the King’s Artists webpages. The site contains full guidance criteria for hosting a King’s artist, as well as a toolkit and a series of detailed artist in residence case studies from 2017/18.

If you have questions about the programme that aren’t answered within the King’s Artists pages or toolkit please email Leanne Hammacott, leanne.hammacott@kcl.ac.uk.

Image by Rebecca Lynch.