Call for applications 2017

Apply to be our Illustrator in Residence for 2017

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

Our resident will respond creatively to House of Illustration and will take an active part in our work from 1 September 2017 – 28 February 2018.

We welcome applications from illustrators and graphic artists aged 25 and over. The resident may be a recent graduate or an established practitioner looking to take their work in a new direction. They may work in any medium or format.


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

Olivia Ahmad - Curator, House of Illustration
Nous Vous – Illustrator in Residence 2016  nousvous.eu
John L. Walters – Editor, Eye magazine, the international review of graphic design  eyemagazine.com

Further information on the residency and how to apply can be downloaded here.
Answers to frequently asked questions about the residency are available here.

Applications must be received by 5.00pm (BST) on 1 July 2017.
Successful applicants will be invited for interview the week beginning 23 July 2017.
The residency will begin on 1 September 2017.


Information about our 2014 Illustrator in Residence Rachel Lillie is available here.
Information about our 2015 Illustrator in Residence David Lemm is available here.
Information about our 2016 Illustrator in Residence Nous Vous is available here.


House of Illustration’s annual Illustrator in Residence Programme is made possible through generous support from the Barbara and Philip Denny Trust.