Maker in Residence : Open Call

To encourage creative thinking in and with museums, Creative Museum is issuing an open call for participation in Makers-in-Residencies in 6 European Cities.

Creative Museum, in cooperation with 6 partner institutions in Norway, Finland, The UK, France, Croatia, and Ireland, is pleased to announce an open call for applications to participate in one of 6 Residencies for Makers.

Selected makers will travel to one of 6 host institutions, where they will be given broad license to express themselves creatively through their own practice, in conversation with the inspiration of the host institution’s collection, themes, physical space, visitorship, and expert staff.

Each host institution’s requirements, opportunities and restrictions vary; Applicants are encouraged to read each individual institutional brief, and apply for those that seem like the best fit for their skills and interests.

Deadline extended to the 4th April.

Download the Open Call

Download institutional brief :
The Silk Mill, Derby Museums, Derby, United Kingdom
The Finnish Museum of Photoghraphy and the Theatre Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Radiona Association for Development of ‘do-it-yourself’ Culture, Zagreb, Croatia
Chester Beatty Library, Dublin, Ireland
Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum, Museene i Sør-Trøndelag AS, Trondheim, Norway
Cap Sciences, Bordeaux, France

For additional Information, contact :
Don Undeen,

Museums and Makers

The Creative Museum project recognizes a knowledge alliance with Makers’ innovative creativity. Maker community does not patent nor confine its ideas, experiments, creativity or contacts. The term ‘open source’, i.e. ideas and techniques, is openly available to those who wish to explore and co-create free of cost. Maker community is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. Maker community features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft. It is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they do. It is a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (do-it-yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages or in private homes. It is typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker community makes visible these projects we may not encounter on a day-to-day basis.

By partnering with Maker community and creative industries, Creative Museum will counteract the traditionally viewed ‘closed museum’ to existing and new audiences. The partnership will also explore and share how to interpret museum objects in a creative, experimental way while developing new skills for museum staff. These new skills will, in-turn, be factored into museum programmes and as a means to build capacity with hard-to-reach audiences including youth and adults.

(Source: Creative Museum)