Calling all artists!

The search has begun for BBC Radio 2’s first ever Artist in Residence…


BBC Radio 2 are looking for a professional artist to undertake a 12-month residency at Radio 2, getting a golden pass to attend some of the most exciting arts and music events across the year, such as Glastonbury, Edinburgh Festivals and the BBC Music Awards. In response, they are asked to create at least 4 artistic responses.

The Space will provide a bursary of £15,000 and will separately cover all materials and expenses up to a maximum budget of £20,000.

You can work in any medium – you could be a poet, a sculptor, a painter or a multi-media artist – but there will need to be a digital aspect to the presentation of the work you devise as the work will be showcased on the Radio 2 website, BBC Arts Online and The Space.

Shortlisted artists will be invited to attend an interview on Friday 5 of June. The judging panel includes Sir Peter Blake, Claudia Winkleman, Lewis Carnie (Head of Programmes Radio 2) and a representative from The Space.

To find out more, check out the terms and conditions on the BBC Website.

Applications should be sent to by midnight on Sunday 10 May.

If you have any questions about the scheme, please email

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