Book Works Artists’ Library residency programme

Book Works artists’ bookshop and publisher in London is organising a programme of Library residencies,  presenting a series of four residencies and commissions for artists to work with libraries, special collections and archives located in England/internationally in 2016–2019, entitled ‘You Must Locate a Fantasy’.

For the first open call they invite artists to propose a project that engages creatively and critically with either Chelsea College of Arts Library & CHELSEA space or Glasgow Women’s Library special collections/holdings and to develop a new work after an initial period of research/residency that will engage with local audiences.


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The second one, Beyond Words, seeks proposals for two artists’ residencies based at the Hull History Centre and Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery (WISE) in Hull, with specific reference to the special collections on slavery past and present, pressure groups including Parity, Liberty, and the archives of leading activists and campaigners.

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More details are on Book Works’ website: