Artist In Residence at Lumen Studios 2020

Deadline: 13/12/2019  |  Published: 16/11/2019  |  Venue: Lumen Studios Crypt Gallery, St John on Bethnal Green, London, E2 9PA  |  City: London  |  Region: Greater London  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Louise Beer

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Lumen invites artists or artists groups to apply for a two week residency between the months of January 2020 and December 2020.

Lumen Studios would like to host a series of Artist Residencies within their gallery space in the crypt of St John on Bethnal Green. This residency scheme follows a successful series of fortnight residencies from artists Julie Hill, Zanny Mellor, Jessi Rayner, Nick Scammell and Simon Head, Karel Doing and Boram Moon.


Two weeks in the year 2020.


£650 + £100 refundable damages desposit. 

A £100 refundable deposit is required to confirm residency dates and inclusion in the programme, the deposit will be returned provided that the space is left clean and tidy, and that dates are adhered to. The second payment is required two weeks before your residency is due to start. We cannot offer the space for free, as Lumen Studios hire the space from the St John on Bethnal Green church. This residency fee also includes a member of staff who will provide security at your private view or event, and to check the gallery space is clean and tidy after you have vacated the space.

Minimum/Maximum Size Artist Group

Minimum: 1

Maximum: 5

Deadline for Submissions: 13th December 2019


Lumen Studios welcome proposals broadly relating to astronomy, light, physics and broader aspects of science and ecology. Artists may wish to respond to the unique venue of the crypt itself. That said, we are open to a range of proposals.

About The Space

St John on Bethnal Green is a grade 1 Listed Building designed by Sir John Soane, and was built between 1826 and 1828. The church is an established arts venue, regularly hosting exhibitions, music events and theatre productions. The Lumen Crypt Gallery reflects Sir John Soane's attention to detail, boasting unique curved walls and egg shaped pods. The space is especially effective for dark-space installations and projections, but also supports 2-Dimensional works. The Crypt is still the final resting place of 2 people, and we wish to respect their presence in the space. 


Artists may wish to create an event/workshop to show works produced on the residency, or as part of participatory practice within the residency itself. If you would like to create an event, please indicate what you would like to do. 

Can I charge for my event?

Yes, but this must be handled within your own Eventbrite/Biletto page.

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