Are you an artist who likes the Cemetery Park?

Image of an artwork with the words 'open call for a artist in residence'Our artist in residence Louise Hildreth is ready to hand over the baton to a new person for a one-year residency. We are looking for an East London* artist working with a nature- and community-based practice.

This residency allows for a full cycle of seasons spent amidst the woodlands and wildflowers as well as the extraordinary heritage of the cemetery and local area. We would like to encourage community outreach and can support any funding applications that could aid a programme of this kind (e.g. Louise has received Arts Council funding).

This is a self-guided, unpaid residency and sadly, we don’t have a studio to offer. However:

  • Our current artist in residence will be there to talk you through what it’s like, and may be able to help you with funding applications
  • We will shortly be running a Kickstarter-style fundraiser, where one of the rewards for a £1,000 donation will be for the artist in residence to create an artwork and deliver a workshop. Part of this money can be shared with the new artist in residence.
  • We’re flexible on the commitment required: Over the course of a year we’d like you to create at least 3 artworks and deliver 3 workshops.

* By ‘East London’ we mean that you’re based or from there. This isn’t a strict requirement, but it’ll help you keep transport costs and time to a minimum.

We always aim to be inclusive and want the Cemetery Park to reflect the diversity of the local area with its rich culture and multi-ethnic community. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented within the arts.

For more information or to apply, contact the current artist in residence, Louise Hildreth on Please send proposals including a brief outline of your practice and why you would like to be the next artist in residence, as well as images or links to websites/social media pages.

The submission deadline is 11 December 2020 23:59, and candidates will be informed by 18 December 2020.