Calling all artists!

The Collective is expanding its artists in residence programme! An artist in residence is someone who will join the Collective and work with us to develop their own practice and the sphere of influence of Hiatus.

‘I have found voice at Hiatus, a feeling of liberation that others couldn’t provide.’

-Tom Wheeler

An Artist in Residence will be someone who identifies as having a communication barrier which affects their ability to self-express. It may be a disability.

As an artist in residence, you will have the opportunity to:

- Shape the future of the Collective - Nurture the ethos of Hiatus - Create your own artworks or projects, supported by Hiatus - Access an amazing peer group of artists in an accessible and non-judgmental space

- Learn new skills and techniques for managing your barrier to self-expression - Be in receipt of a project grant to develop a piece of work commissioned by Hiatus - Exhibit and display your work in public spaces - Be encouraged into shaping and playing a part in our public programme of workshops - Develop an artist’s professional development plan with Hiatus’ Founder to be able to access opportunities with Hiatus’ partners and supporters - Influence a culture change within disability and communication throughout the UK and potentially wider - Begin to change, through artistic practice, the perceptions of communication difficulties

Your commitment to this role is as much or as little as you want it to be.

Becoming an Artist in Residence is subject to signing the Hiatus Agreement which all those involved with the Collective agree to. It is not binding, but ensures that we facilitate a democratic, respectful, non-hierarchical community.

The Collective is currently in the process of applying for funding. At this moment in time, we are only able to cover reasonable of out of pocket expenses. In the future, an artist in residence will receive a start-up grant to fund a specific project of their choosing.

We’re keen to discuss the opportunity with anyone who even slightly considering the opportunity! Click here to get in touch with our Founder to start the conversation.

Artist hands with paint in yellow background. Hiatus is looking to expand its artists in residence.