AiR: Artist in Residence at Artsadmin

AiR is a unique residency pilot project and employment contract for one artist to join Artsadmin from September 2023 – August 2024 for a year of deeply-embedded artistic research within our team and the local communities of East London.

We welcome ideas rooted in any discipline that are bold, fierce, imaginative, participatory, radical and disruptive to mainstream ways of thinking & doing.


We continually hear feedback from artists about the inequity between salaried arts workers and precarious freelancers that exists in the arts sector. Why is it taken as a given that artists must live a precarious freelance life, while some producers, administrators and other arts workers are entitled to a salary and benefits?

We are interested in supporting long-term deep artistic research, building sustainable trusting relationships within the diverse communities that live and work in the Whitechapel, Spitalfields, Aldgate areas; and in supporting an artist with the kind of contract that allows them the time to develop collaborative practice and research, and allows us to form a relationship with them at the same time.

AiR is an opportunity for a UK-based artist whose work is primarily performance-based, collaborative and live. They should have an active interest in and a curiosity about the communities local to East London, and a desire to connect with them. Their approach to working with people should be rooted in mutual respect and ethical collaboration.

To find out more and apply please go to the direct link.