The London Summer Intensive 2017

The London Summer Intensive 2017

Slade School of Fine Art, University College London

Harold Offeh, The London Summer Intensive’s studio, 2016. Photo: Nir Segal.
November 30, 2016
The London Summer Intensive 2017

July 31–August 27, 2017

Slade School of Fine Art
Studios at the Slade Research Centre
Woburn Square
London WC1H 0AB

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG

The London Summer Intensive is a four-week residency for artists offered by the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and Camden Arts Centre. The Slade is a vibrant, world-renowned international art school and Camden Arts Centre is an influential space for contemporary art exhibitions and education.

The residency will run throughout August 2017 and focus on independent studio practice, supported by artist facilitator Jefford Horrigan and visiting artists. It will reflect the dynamic, rigorous and open-ended approaches to art-making championed by both institutions and provide a stimulating and flexible environment for 21 artists from all over the world to experiment and make new work. Artists will work in studios and workshop spaces at the Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square in Bloomsbury, close to the British Museum and the galleries of Soho and the West End.

The programme will include artist talks, evening lectures, studio discussion—in groups and one to one—social events and curatorial and professional development. Central to the programme is a focus on working as an artist in London, a city which offers opportunities to investigate multidisciplinary practice and to visit public arts institutions, commercial galleries and artist-run spaces. Each participating artist will shape their own experience, striking a personal balance between independent studio time and the programme. The London Summer Intensive concludes with an Open Studio at the Slade Research Centre and showcase of ideas and work in progress at Camden Arts Centre’s Artists’ Studio. Participating artists will work with each other and with curators at Camden Arts Centre to inhabit the shared space.

Previous London Summer Intensives have brought together artists from over 20 different countries providing diverse and exciting working environments. Visiting artists and curators from the past programmes have included Faisal Abdu’Allah, Caroline Achaintre, Sacha Craddock, Simon Faithful, Mark Godfrey, Dryden Goodwin, Anne Hardy, Chantal Joffe, Paul Johnson, Sally O’Reilly, Harold Offeh, Florian Roithmayr and Phoebe Unwin. The previous programmes have also included gallery visits and introductions to spaces such as Carroll / Fletcher, South London Gallery, Gasworks, Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-Sea) and Wysing Arts Centre (Cambridge). The 2017 London Summer Intensive coincides with many European art events including documenta 14 in Athens and Kassel, Venice Biennale, Istanbul Biennale and Lyon Biennale. Participants may wish to explore these events before/after spending the summer in London.

The application process is open now. Successful applicants will be working at postgraduate level or have equivalent experience working as a practicing artist. Those who apply by January 4, 2017 will receive a 5% reduction in fees; the registration process will remain open until March 2017. Further information regarding associated artists and facilitators, visiting lecturers and events associated with the programme will be published in early 2017.

Please see the website for more details about the programme and how to apply.

The London Summer Intensive 
the Slade Research Centre
Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB


The London Summer Intensive 2017: artists’ residency programme led by the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and Camden Arts Centre

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