GRAIN Projects and Appetite are seeking submissions from artists and photographers to apply for a residency in Stoke-on-Trent.  The applicant must have a photographic practice and be experienced in socially engaged project work.

We are looking for an artist or photographer who will engage with the communities of Stoke-on-Trent from June – September 2017.

The Artist or Photographer will engage with individuals and community groups that moved to or migrated to Stoke-on-Trent from within the UK or internationally; those that have made Stoke-on-Trent a city to call home, as a city to work in and a city rich with diverse communities that have shaped the city as it is today.

The co-commissioners will host and will provide introductions, contacts, networks and information about the individuals and community and will lead on recruitment.


  • To devise and deliver an ambitious, high quality and contemporary project that engages with residents of Stoke-on-Trent
  • To plan and facilitate workshops to enable participation across a broad range of communities
  • To create an artwork for a public festival that is accessible and engaging, providing opportunities to participate
  • To monitor and evaluate the project.

Deadlines: Apply by 5pm (GMT) on 25 May 2017
Residency dates: June – September 2017
Interview Date for Shortlisted Applicants:  31 May 2017.