October 2019 (5 days between 19 October and 3 November)

Seven Stories is supported by the British Council to host a Ghanaian illustrator in residence for 5 days in October 2019. Seven Stories will host the British Council’s Drawing Words exhibition from 15 July 2019 - 5 January 2020. The exhibition has been curated by UK Children’s Laureate Lauren Child, creator of Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and many other favourite picture books. 

October is one of Seven Stories busiest periods. You will populate the Drawing Words exhibition with drop-in and planned event activity, bringing your own unique and distinctive approach. In addition to an opportunity to showcase your work to Seven Stories' audiences, the residency will provide you with skills and network development opportunities.

To be eligible for this residency you must be an illustrator resident in Ghana, aged 18-35 years old.


To apply for this residency please send a CV and examples of your previous work showing relevant creative practice in children’s illustration and storytelling as well as examples of how you have worked with children, young people and families on participatory projects.

Please also provide a maximum of 500 words which includes:

  • Initial interpretation of Seven Stories theme for October, ‘Bones’, with consideration to the Drawing Words exhibition.
  • Proposal for activities as outlined in the below brief.

Applications must be submitted to John.Beattie@sevenstories.org.uk by Friday 19 July, 2019

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview (via skype or telephone call) by Friday 2 August.

Artist in Residence Brief and Application Process