King’s Artists aims to support residencies that embrace creativity, take risks, and develop new thinking and creative outputs through collaboration with students and staff across disciplines.
This year’s programme will include a focus on themes around climate change and sustainability. To support this spotlight, King’s Culture has partnered with arts agency Invisible Dust to invite artists and King’s academics with a research interest in climate change and sustainability to come together for a Creative Collaborations workshop on 19 July 2022. The workshop will explore the role that art can play in addressing the climate crisis and look at how academic cultural collaborations can benefit both creative and research agendas. Participants will be supported to begin developing ideas and proposals for the King’s Artists programme around a range of topics such as climate and environmental science, net zero technologies, environmental justice, and human behaviour.
King's Artists brings together artists and King's academics in surprising and inventive ways. These pairings test and provoke new ideas, alternative perspectives and ways to engage with communities and the public. I’m really looking forward to seeing how the partnerships evolve, particularly with this year’s focus on the climate crisis and environmental sustainability.
– Beatrice Pembroke, Executive Director, Culture, King’s College London
Alongside focusing on the climate crisis, King’s Artists invites applications from a wide variety of interdisciplinary research topics. The scheme has a history of bringing together a rich mix of collaborative research and creative thinking. Previous partnerships have addressed areas such as AI in mental healthcare and treatment, the space between creativity, drawing, and diversity, as well as intelligence-based response to cosmic rays via musical performance. Many King’s Artists collaborations have gone on to be showcased on national and international platforms.
The 22/23 programme will fund up to eight residency awards of up to £5,000 each for new collaborative partnerships. Applications for the scheme open on Thursday 23 June and close on Friday 21 October 2022.
We hope to see a wide range of applications and very much look forward to what this year brings!