Call for applications 2018

Apply to be our Illustrator in Residence for 2018

House of Illustration is now seeking applications for its fifth Illustrator in Residence programme. We 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.

Our resident will respond creatively to House of Illustration and will take an active part in our work from 1 September 2018 – 28 February 2019.

We welcome applications from illustrators and graphic artists aged 25 and over (please note that we will only accept applications from those aged 25 and over on 1 July 2018). The resident may be a recent graduate or an established practitioner looking to take their work in a new direction. They may work in any medium or format.

This year’s Illustrator in Residence will be selected by:

Olivia Ahmad – Curator, House of Illustration
Christy Burdock – Illustrator in Residence 2017
Sarah Dawood – Deputy Editor, Design Week

Further information on the residency and how to apply can be downloaded here.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the residency are available here.
Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form can be downloaded here.

Applications must be received by 5.00pm (BST) on 1 July 2018. Please note that our application inbox will close at that time and that submissions received after 5.00pm will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Successful applicants will be invited for interview on 23 July 2018.
The residency will begin on 1 September 2018.


Information about our 2014 Illustrator in Residence Rachel Lillie is available here.
Information about our 2015 Illustrator in Residence David Lemm is available here.
Information about our 2016 Illustrator in Residence Nous Vous is available here.
Information about our 2017 Illustrator in Residence Christy Burdock is available here.

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