Submissions are now open for the Hay Festival 2023 Illustrator in Residence position, offering an emerging artist the opportunity to take part in Hay Festival 2023 and contribute work to the Festival's materials. The residency facilitates and inspires visual storytelling in Wales and the wider UK, supporting artists in reaching a larger audience while emphasising the important role artists play in bringing words to life. The successful applicant will receive a fee of £2,500 for their work, plus an allowance for Festival expenses.
A trio of artists and illustrators have held the Hay Festival Illustrator in Residence position to date. You can see their work here.
Between January and June 2023, the successful artist will:
The residency is open to all artists and illustrators with an emphasis on those in the development stage of their careers. Applicants must be resident in the UK.
Submissions will be accepted between 14 December 2022 and 20 January 2023, closing at 12.00 GMT. Please email your application to email@example.com and include:
The judges reserve the right to request further information, including further examples of your work, at a later stage of the application process. For any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions close on 20 January 2023 at 12.00 BST. Judges will review applications and aim to appoint the Illustrator in Residence by 27 January 2023.