Film still by Katy Davies
5 October 2016
by Monique Ricketts
Fashion Space Gallery’s design residency for 2017 is now open for applications.
The residency was created to support designers working within fashion or associated fields, in particular those whose practice is experimental and hard to define. In an industry that is characterised by fast turnarounds and relentless seasons, this initiative seeks to support a moment for the chosen designer to research and develop an aspect of their practice and to enable the outcomes to be shown as part of the Fashion Space Gallery programme. The residency seeks to encourage collaboration, and, where possible, partnerships with practitioners from other disciplines (e.g. science or graphics) can be facilitated to support the resident’s research.
The selected Design Resident will be awarded a £10,000 project development budget and resources to develop their work, including access to design and fabrication studios at the London College of Fashion.
Applicants must be located in London for the duration of the Residency. You don’t need to be from London or the UK to apply, but would have to demonstrate the ability to relocate. There is no additional funding for housing, so please take into consideration any costs that this might entail.
How to apply
Applications are only accepted via e-mail.
Complete applications must include the following information:
- Contact information (including any collaborators)
- Short biography or CV (.pdf, .doc)
- Work sample in the form of a PDF (please make sure files are not bigger than 3MB). Include a project description with your work sample that explains your contribution to the piece, how it is meant to be viewed and how it relates to your proposed project.
- A short project proposal of what you intend to undertake during the course of the residency.
Contact: Fashion Space Gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Monday, 7 November 2016, 10:00am.
For additional background information and details of the chosen applicants’ participation, visit Fashion Space Gallery’s website here.