Artist in Residence for OPEM Residencies

The Collection is looking for proposals from artists and collectives to be ‘in residence’ within our temporary exhibition space, the New Curtois Gallery, for a period of 6 weeks from Monday 13th May – Sunday 30th June 2019.

Following on from the success of residencies and site-specific commissions developed during our series of biannual OPEM exhibitions, these OPEM Residencies aim to support and champion the work and development of artists working in the region.

We aim to run three residencies simultaneously in the space, showcasing three different practices. Though working independently, collaboration and sharing is at the centre of this project and the artists in residence will have opportunity to collaborate on engagement activities where possible.

We are looking for proposals from artists who are interested in responding to our collection, current and ongoing projects and the museum environment, opening up new discussions and developing and initiating audience engagement opportunities.

This opportunity is open to artists and collectives at different stages of professional development who are based in the East Midlands.


We are offering:

  • a single fee of £1600 for 2 days per week for a period of 6 weeks (which works out to £133/day). The Collection cannot offer any extra support for accomodation or sustenance.
  • Up to £100 to support pre-residency research and preliminary site visit.
  • up to £500 production stipend for the creation of new work. This work will be displayed within the gallery during the residency period.

N.B. *These residencies will be uniquely public, with the artists working in an open gallery space, interacting with visitors to the site.

*There is no restriction on the artistic practice represented in the space and we encourage applications from all different artistic practices, though we do ask that before applying you take into careful consideration the environment and the audience demands.

For more information on this opportunity and how to apply, please see our website:

Deadline: Monday 24th September, 5pm

Start Date

9th July 2018

Closing Date

24th September 2018