Opportunity: Digital Artist in Residence at NPG
Calling all digital artists! The National Portrait Gallery is looking for an artist or creative to become it's new Digital Artist in Residence. The artist will be exploring the stories of Black history and heritage in the Gallery's Collection, from actor Ira Aldridge to civil rights activist Amy Barbour-James, to more contemporary icons like scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock.
The artist would produce three pieces of digital content to share on the Gallery's social media channels for Black History Month, spotlighting their artistic response to their Collection. This would form part of the Gallery’s wider digital content throughout the year, which amplifies the stories of Black history in the Collection.
The residency would mark the start of an ongoing relationship with the artist, and the digital content produced during the residency could range from a short film discussing which portraits from the Collection which inspire the artist's practice, to the creation of a digital artwork to share on the Gallery's social media channels.
The selected artist will be chosen by curator Haja Fanta, who has previously collaborated with Neil Kenlock, SXWKS and The Africa Centre. Find out how to apply on the National Portrait Gallery's website here, with submissions closing on 8th August 2022 at 10am.
Ira Aldridge after James Northcote, circa 1826 Private Collection; on loan to the National Portrait Gallery, London
Amy Barbour-James by Unknown photographer, mid 1930s © National Portrait Gallery, London
Maggie Aderin-Pocock by Simon Frederick, 2016 © Simon Frederick / National Portrait Gallery