Taking Part Residency
Photofusion is a hub for photographers of all backgrounds in South London. Working in a diverse and challenging borough since 1992, Photofusion has a proud history of community engagement including work with local schools, young offenders, social housing associations and elders groups.
In June 2016 Photofusion was awarded funding from Arts Council England for a Participatory Artist In Residence programme. Photofusion wishes to draw on their expertise in artist development and community photographic practice and host four 90-day residencies for emerging participatory lens-based artists.
Residents on the programme will have access to the residents’ studio space; access to photographic facilities; mentoring and support from Anthony Luvera; and practical support from our Community Programmes department. At the end of the residencies, the Artists will have an exhibition at Photofusion and contribute to a series of public talks.
This is a pilot programme, so is experimental in tone. Photofusion have purposefully left the brief and aims of the programme broad to attract diverse candidates with distinct views and approaches to participatory practice. 2017 residents are Wright & Vandame, Eva Sajovic, Derek Wiafe, and Gemma-Rose Turnbull.
More information coming as the project develops.