Leave a comment

Museum Residency at the V&A: Designer/Maker Collective [News]


Fortune Boat Workshop – Lao Jianhua, V&A Designer in Residence

The V&A and the Sackler Centre for arts education has just announced has a new opportunity, for a small group of designers/makers to have a studio at the V&A for six months commencing 1 July 2011.

Proposals are invited from UK based practitioners who wish to develop their practice and engage the public in participatory programming connected to the Museum’s collections and Power of Making Exhibition. Inspired by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Fab Labs and drawing on ideas about open source design, the Residents will facilitate access to making for the public inside the Museum.

The V&A is particularly looking for designers/makers with a background in 3-D art or design – from traditional to high tech making skills, experience in collaborative working and for whom engagement with the public is an integral part of their practice.

Selection Criteria:
Applicants should be dynamic, ambitious and inspiring – pushing forward the boundaries of perception about creative practice, and contribute their skills/techniques to the residency. We are looking for applicants who can adopt a range of different roles and who are keen to draw upon the resources of the V&A and to enter into a dialogue with the public

Bursary offered (£16,800) and studio space provided.

For more information and to apply go to

Closing date for applications: 20 March 2011

Interviews: 5 May

Ben Laposky, ‘Oscillon 40’, 1952, Photograph of a computer-generated image
20.3 x 25.1 cm, Museum no. E.958-2008
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince

Roman Verostko, ‘Manchester Illuminated Universal Turing Machine, #1’, 1998. Museum no. E.944-2008

Mark Wilson, ‘e4708’, 2008. Museum no. E.535-2008. Given by the artist