We have had our wonderful Inventor in Residence Mark Sheahan pretty much since we opened in 2006, and he has personally helped over 400 inventors.
More recently we have had our Entrepreneur in Residence Stephen Fear.
And now we are looking for a Jewellery Designer in Residence.
Together with Artquest we have just announced a new research residency for a mid-career London-based jeweller with at least five years’ practice.
This paid opportunity will help a designer take their work in a new direction, be inspired by the Library’s collections and gain business support.
The successful applicant will receive:
- A bursary of £3,000 to develop (and potentially commercialise) a new body of work using material from the British Library collections.
- Access to British Library collections and curators.
- Access to business and intellectual property advice in the Library’s Business & IP Centre, which helps people to set up, run and grow their own business.
- Marketing support in relation to their activity undertaken on the residency.
The deadline for applications is Monday 9 July 2012.
Maybe you could be the next Tatty Devine?
You can also contact Frances Taylor if you want to be involved in this, or our other projects targeting the library’s creative audiences.