We are partnering with English Heritage to offer an exciting new commissioning opportunity for photographers aged between 18 and 25!

Four successfully commissioned artists will be invited to select an English Heritage site to use as a creative springboard. Using that site, artists will then create a new body of photographic work exploring alternative narratives and new voices of England, drawing out ideas around identity and its relationship to ‘Englishness’.

They are interested in presenting a diversity of perspectives on heritage, and the notion of heritage sites as places of significance and meaning, where past and present can interact.A panel of judges including artist  Mahtab Hussain and  Stuart Lawrence of the Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation will look at artwork submissions.

A fee of £2,400 (inc VAT) is available for each artist and the residency will take place from March to May 2021, including research, development, site visits, contact time with a mentor, and production of the artwork.

The deadline to apply is Monday 18 January at 9am.

Apply via our opportunities page by clicking here

The residencies are part of England’s New Lenses, a broader partnership between Photoworks and English Heritage, forming part of Shout Out Loud, English Heritage’s national youth engagement programme. Shout Out Loud is funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and supported by the Government’s Youth Accelerator Fund. 

This project is part of our 25th anniversary year programme which also explores alternative narratives in photography.

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