The London Summer Intensive

An artists’ residency programme led by
Camden Arts Centre & the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL

1 – 28 August 2016

Application deadline: 29 February 2016

The London Summer Intensive is a four week residency programme 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 2016 and focus on independent studio practice, supported by artist facilitator Jefford Horrigan and an exciting series of 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, a day trip to the Whitstable Biennale 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.

The London Summer Intensive concludes with a critique 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.

The London Summer Intensive is in its second year. The inaugural residency brought together 21 practicing artists from 13 different countries providing a diverse and exciting working environment. Visiting artists and curators in 2015 included: Faisal Abdu’allah, Caroline Achaintre, Simon Faithfull, Mark Godfrey, Dryden Goodwin, Anne Hardy, Paul Johnson, Harold Offeh and Phoebe Unwin.


Slade School of Fine Art

Camden Arts Centre

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