Cubitt are seeking three artists to participate in a year-long residency at local secondary, Arts and Media School Islington (AMSI), starting in September 2023. Selected artists will have access to a free studio space for one academic year and receive a fee for devising and delivering work with the AMSI community, supported by Cubitt. 

The full call out is here.

Cubitt have worked with AMSI since 2018 when we repurposed a disused technology classroom into four open plan artist studios. Since then, we have delivered 15 projects, reaching over 400 young people. For the residencies, we are looking for people who are committed to working in formal education setting and want to explore:
  • the role of artists in school 
  • ways in which we can meaningfully involve people who are not normally involved in shaping culture to do so

We encourage people from all sections of our community to apply. However, our highest priority is to hear from applicants who come from structurally underserved communities across race, class, gender and accessibility. We especially encourage applications from people from Black and Global Majority communities.

The residencies are part of Reclaim Islington: Cubitt’s two-year programme which aims to transform the way we work with the communities of Islington by supporting groups with lived experience of exclusion to collectively explore their narratives, stories, and shared histories. As part of this programme, we want to support artists to actively participate in producing and sharing practice which can be shared more widely. 

Dates: September 2023 – August 2024

Fee: £3,000. Artists will also receive free access to a studio space (equivalent of £1,800).

For full details, the call out is here.

This opportunity is now closed. 

For access or any other enquiries, please contact [email protected]

Reclaim Islington is supported by the Freelands Foundation Space to Dream Fund and Art Fund's Reimagine Fund