Ever wondered what it’s like inside an artist’s studio, where designers get their great ideas from, or how an artist makes their final piece? We give chosen practitioners a studio space within the Museum, usually for a six month period, and invite the public to learn about their practice through a range of different activities, workshops and open studios. Artists are also given special access to our collections and resources with the aim of inspiring them to make new and dynamic work during their residency.
About our Residency Programme
Set up in 2008, the V&A Residency programme has hosted a huge range of artists and designers - photographers, architects, jewellery designers, ceramicists, poets, illustrators, costume designers, theatre groups, digital games designers, basket makers and many more.
Museum Residency Events
Come along to our residency events to meet our current artists and designers in residence - whether you have a specialised interest in their practice, want to know more about their residency, or just keen to see how a contemporary artist works. We have a packed programme of free drop-in open studios and gallery demonstrations alongside workshops or activities especially for audiences such as schools, families, Members and young people, that may need booking in advance. All information can be found below.