Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Foundling Museum Residency

The deadline for applications to the Foundling Museum research residency is 4 August 2014.

Open to London-based visual artists who have been practising artists for a minimum of five years. To engage with the collections, curators and work of the Foundling Museum and undertake a period of research to develop their practice and produce and exhibit a new body of work. The successful applicant will receive a bursary of £3000, access to the Foundling Museum's collections and curators, and support in presenting their research and work in a public facing event.

For more information, click here.

"The Foundling Museum tells the story of the Foundling Hospital, established in 1739 to care for London’s abandoned babies. The Hospital was the brainchild of the pioneering philanthropist Captain Thomas Coram. Instrumental in helping Coram realise his vision were the artist William Hogarth and the composer George Frideric Handel. In doing so they created London’s first public art gallery and set the template for the way that the arts could support philanthropy. The museum continues to celebrate their vision, by enabling artists to create a living dialogue between their forebears and vulnerable children today. he Museum contains the Foundling Hospital Collection which spans four centuries and contains paintings, sculpture, prints, manuscripts, furniture, clocks, photographs and ephemera. The Museum also houses the Gerald Coke Handel Collection, the world’s largest private collection of Handel memorabilia and an internationally-important research resource."