Illustrator in Residence 2019

Applications are now closed for this year's residency.

*Applications are now closed for this year's residency.*

House of Illustration is now seeking applications for its sixth Illustrator in Residence.

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.

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

We welcome 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. Please note that the Illustrator in Residence must be aged 25 or over on 11 October 2019.

Selection panel:

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

Olivia Ahmad Curator at House of Illustration
Matt Alagiah Editor at It's Nice That
YiMiao Shih Illustrator in Residence 2018, House of Illustration


The application deadline is 17:00 BST on 11 October 2019. Please note that our application inbox will close at that time and that submissions received after this will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Successful candidates will be invited for interview on 30 October 2019.

The residency will begin on 1 December 2019.

Further information:

To find out more about the residency and how to apply, please download the House of Illustration Residency Brief below.

Please check our FAQs before contacting us with your enquiries.

Find out about our 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.