Writer in Residence - John Hansard Gallery, Southampton, ArtfulScribe

  • Closes 9th March 2020
  • Part time
  • Salary: fee will be £5,000 for a commitment of up to 40 days over a maximum 12-month period
  • Contact: Matt West matt@artfulscribe.co.uk


We are seeking an experienced writer and/or artist with a history of publishing, who is keen to position their writing within the context of a gallery, can respond to the Gallery’s exhibitions and events programme and the wider context of the city and the Solent region. This Residency represents a substantial opportunity to establish new networks and work in conjunction with exhibiting artists, the Gallery team and audiences. The Residency will be developed specifically in relation to the selected writer and/or artist, their practise and the proposed focus of the residency.

John Hansard Gallery and ArtfulScribe invite expressions of interest from writers and/or artists who have both a knowledge of and interest in contemporary visual arts. The Gallery anticipates working with a pro-active, creative and flexible Writer-in-Residence who is also open, and approachable with experience of engaging directly with the public. Expressions of interest should include a cover letter explaining your interest in this opportunity and proposed focus of the residency (max. 1,000 words), biography, along with links to any other relevant or online content and examples of recent writing practise to be submitted via email as a single PDF or Word document.

The fee will be £5,000 for a commitment of up to 40 days over a maximum 12-month period with hot-desking provided in John Hansard Gallery. As part of the residency the Writer-in-Residence will be expected to maintain a regular blog/journal/podcast and hold a series of public events that develop different voices within the gallery. The residency will culminate with an offer of publishing support from ArtfulScribe to produce a small experimental publication in conjunction with John Hansard Gallery. The Gallery is open to the form these could take with the potential for workshops, recitals, screenings, performances, pamphlets, bookworks, zines, etc. 

For any questions or to discuss this opportunity further please contact: matt@artfulscribe.co.uk

Expressions of interest should be emailed to matt@artfulscribe.co.uk Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is Monday 9 March at 10am with interviews scheduled to take place on Tuesday 31 March 2020

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Monday 9th March 2020
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