London Borough of Culture 2019 announces an open call for a major new Artist Residency marking two of 2019’s milestones – the centenary of the Bauhaus movement, one of the most influential art, design and architecture movements of the 20th century, and the first ever The Mayor’s London Borough of Culture in Waltham Forest.
As part of a funded programme of artist projects that invite creatives to respond to themes surrounding Waltham Forest’s history and communities, this landmark residency entitled Form, Function and The Outdoors provides a unique opportunity for an established artist, designer or sculptor to explore how ideas stemming from the Bauhaus movement have influenced culture locally.
The artist will receive funding to create up to four major outdoor installations as part of the London Borough of Culture 2019 official programme and the opportunity to develop a product to be sold at both venues.
Sam Hunt, Creative Director of London Borough of Culture 2019, said: “As London’s first Borough of Culture we are creating a number of opportunities that reach beyond the borough, inviting artists from across the world to come to Waltham Forest to make magnificent work inspired by its people, its history and its stories.
“The global resonance of William Morris is still felt now and is a key influence in deciding on the themes of our year ‘Radical, Makers and Fellowship’. How Morris influenced Bauhaus is a fascinating story and a great opportunity to celebrate that international ambition. Form, Function and The Outdoors is a key part of the year and a unique opportunity for an artist to work across the borough with a diverse group of organisations. It is sure to be a highlight of the year.”