The John Jones Artist Residency aims to support young, emerging or under-represented artists working in London through the provision of a studio space and the resources available at our premises at Finsbury Park and Welwyn Garden City. Selection is made through the ongoing research carried out by the John Jones curatorial team, focussing on an artistic practice that will benefit from the opportunities inherent to the John Jones site – such as location, materials and process. An emphasis is placed as much on process and collaboration, as it is on the production of new work.
The John Jones Artist Residency includes up to 6 months use of our specifically designed studio space, and culminates in an exhibition in the John Jones Project Space or a related event. It is important to us that the resident artist has a public presence through which they can explore the participatory aspects of their practice, or convey an understanding of their practice to a broad audience.
At this time the John Jones Artist Residency does not include accommodation so artists based outside of London would require access to their own accommodation or additional funding.
Our artist residency scheme began in February 2009 with sound artist Jan Hendrickse, since our move to the Arts Building we have been able to develop a new programme held in our purpose built Artist Studio. We are thrilled to welcome Hackney-based Ruth Proctor as our first artist-in-residence in the new space.