London’s House of Illustration seeks Illustrator in Residence for 2020

London's House of Illustration BannerLondon’s House of Illustration is seeking applications for its sixth Illustrator in Residence, so if you’re a designer or illustrator up for the challenge of creating an ambitious body of work that challenges perceptions of what illustration can be, apply now for their annual residency.

The organisation, currently hosting exhibitions of the work of Quentin Blake, Marie Neurath and Posy Simmonds, are looking for an innovative illustrator, graphic artist or collective to create an ambitious body of work that inspires our visitors and challenges public opinion about what illustration can be.

The successful applicant will respond creatively to House of Illustration, taking an active part in our work for the duration of the residency, from 1st December 2019 to 1st June 2020.

House of Illustration welcomes applications from illustrators and graphic artists working in any medium or format. They may be a recent graduate or an established practitioner looking to take their work in a new direction.

YiMiao Shih at work. Image: Cargo Collective

YiMiao Shih at work. Image: Cargo Collective

This year’s Illustrator in Residence will be selected by Olivia AhmadCurator at House of Illustration, Matt Alagiah, Editor at It’s Nice That and YiMiao Shih, the Illustrator in Residence 2018 at House of Illustration.

The application deadline is 17:00 BST on 11 October 2019. The application inbox will close at that time and submissions received after this will not be accepted under any circumstances. Successful candidates will be invited for interview on 30th October 2019.

• To find out more about the residency and how to apply, download the House of Illustration Residency Brief here. | Please check the FAQs before contacting us with your enquiries and do note  the Illustrator in Residence must be aged 25 or over on 11th October 2019

• Find out about the House of Illustration’s previous Illustrators in Residence: YiMiao Shih (2018), Christy Burdock (2017), Nous Vous (2016), David Lemm (2015) and Rachel Lillie (2014)

House of Illustration’s annual Illustrator in Residence programme is made possible through the generous support of the The Barbara and Philip Denny Trust


The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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