Since the V&A's inception, supporting contemporary artists, designers and makers has been at the heart of our vision. V&A South Kensington has three dedicated on-site studios for residents.
Adobe Creative Residency Programme
The Adobe Creative Residency programme is a new, fresh approach to bring making into the museum. It gives artists, designers, performers and creators unprecedented access to world-class arts resources and mentorship, studio space, creative programming, and a display to showcase. A cohort of three residents across different practices are selected annually to work full time for 12 months, each working with a designated audience (schools, families, and young people) to expand access to creativity, design and making. Embedded within the Learning Team at the V&A, residents will commit half their time to developing engaging learning programming around their craft. This could include working directly with audiences, acting as a creative advisor to wider museum learning programming, and collaborating across the museum to bring contemporary practice into galleries. The residency programme culminates in a 6-month display of their work at the V&A South Kensington.
The Adobe Creative Residency is supported by the Adobe Foundation, and is delivered alongside the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Residency Programme in New York.
We currently have no open calls.
If you would like more information on our residencies and how to apply, please read our guidance notes for applicants:
Shifting Perspectives Residency
12 October 2022 – 14 July 2023
Rebecca Stevenson is a London-based sculptor making work using a variety of media, including wax, resin and bronze. Her work draws on the traditional methods and meanings of sculpture, but reimagines these through feminist theories and personal experiences of the body.
For this residency, Rebecca is keen to develop and present new work in response to Room 64a and the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, addressing themes of material and bodily presence, absence and transformation. In her experimental process of presenting and re-presenting evolving work, she hopes to shift perspectives through opening up a dialogue between her pieces and the collections.
Ever wondered what it’s like inside an artist's studio, where designers or architects find inspiration, or how makers produce their final piece? We host regular Open Studio sessions where you can drop in and meet our current residents to discover more about their practice.
V&A South Kensington has three on-site studios: a ceramics studio, off Ceramics 143, Level 4, and two studios on Level 1 of the Learning Centre.
With a dynamic and evolving programme, there's never a dull moment for our residents. Keep up to date with pop-up events and get behind-the-scenes access as they explore the museum and make work inspired by our collections. You can also investigate a range of research and projects done by many of our alumni.
Since its establishment the residency Programme has hosted a vast range of practitioners. Discover more about our residency alumni, their research, projects and public programmes in the museum and beyond.
Explore this playlist of short films to get a first-hand account of the research and projects that our residents carry out at the V&A during their residency.