OPEN CALL: Art in Manufacturing

Posted: 19th January 2024

The National Festival of Making and British Textile Biennial are releasing a new Art in Manufacturing opportunity for an artist or maker to become Artist in Residence at the historic fabric printing company, Standfast & Barracks.


Established in 1924, based in the heart of Lancaster and a proud member of Sanderson Design Group, Standfast & Barracks is renowned for its impressive heritage of textile printing. The residency at Standfast & Barracks will invite the artist / collective to work alongside and draw inspiration from the manufacturer, who is celebrating its Centenary year. The residency offers the opportunity to study the history of manufacturing in Lancashire and the wider UK, its associated communities and making practices; impact and connection to global making; contemporary making practices, products and position in the contemporary making landscape – economically, culturally, environmentally and socially.

The outcome of this residency will be a new piece of work/body of work that will be shown at the National Festival of Making 2024 (6th – 7th July) and at the British Textile Biennial 2025 (dates to be announced).

See here to learn more and apply

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