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Call for Artists – a Thorp Stavri & Two Temple Place Collaboration.

Call for Artists - a Thorp Stavri & Two Temple Place Collaboration.
Two Temple Place Photo Maria Assia

Applications are now open for a new research residency programme developed in a new collaboration between Two Temple Place and curators Eric Thorp and Nicholas Stavri (Thorp Stavri).

The research residency has been designed to support 10 early-career visual artists over five days in August 2022. It offers time and space in Two Temple Place, a historically significant heritage building and cultural venue in central London, a bursary and a series of talks underpinned by robust support and mentoring.

With a view to developing new creative explorations, the residency is likely to culminate in an exhibition and programme of events slated for spring 2023 at Two Temple Place, and based on the artists’ findings during the residency.

DATES:

  • 3rd July 2022 – Application deadline 6pm BST
  • w/c 11th July 2022 – Artist interviews / Successful applicants contacted
  • 8th – 12th August 2022 – Residency period

WHAT IS BEING OFFERED:

An artist bursary of £500 to assist with travel, materials, research and the development of new avenues of artistic exploration that responds to Two Temple Place in a manner that best suits the artist’s thinking.

Space and time to reflect, research and work within Two Temple Place. The building will be open from 1000 – 1800 with open access throughout the building between these times.

A series of talks and sharing sessions led and facilitated by industry professionals including lecturers in historic architectural processes, Curators, senior exhibition staff and artists. These are designed to open up the building, inspire new approaches to processes and practice, and encourage artists to exchange ideas and test new creative ground.

Artists features with Media Partner FAD Magazine

Closing residency drinks and networking with live music.

Find further details on eligibility, application process, and what is being offered can be found HERE!

ABOUT THORP STAVRI:

Thorp Stavri is a London based curatorial platform, comprising curators Eric Thorp and Nicholas Stavri. They are committed to developing and supporting artists’ practices and accessibility to art through exhibitions, collaboration, talks, workshops and a regular arts podcast.

An integral part of their curatorial vision is the ambition to amplify underrepresented voices within the art world and offer the opportunity to exhibit new work without the constraints of commercial bias.

Thorp Stavri have been awarded the Arts Council England Project Grant for the production of ‘The Factory Project’ at Thameside Industrial Estate, London (2021) and for ‘Five Hides’ at the historic Manor Place Baths, London (2020).

ABOUT TWO TEMPLE PLACE:

Two Temple Place is a dazzling neo-Gothic gem on Victoria Embankment, commissioned by and built for William Waldorf Astor in the 1890s. It was originally designed for use as Astor’s estate office by one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects of the late nineteenth-century, John Loughborough Pearson, and in addition to the fantastical and opulent interior, Two Temple Place originally contained the largest strongroom in Europe as well as two other enormous fortified safes, serving as an impregnable bolthole for Astor.
In 2011 Two Temple Place became the first London venue specifically to showcase – in major free exhibitions – publicly-owned collections from around the UK. The building is now owned by registered charity The Bulldog Trust, and has to generate income through fundraising and other activities in order to be made available to the public and our London community on a philanthropic basis. This cultural and community activity is growing, and the Trust has committed strongly in 2020 to maximise the charitable benefit of the house, so that Two Temple Place can open more often, to more people, for a year-round programme of arts and cultural events and free participatory activities.

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