UCL East


East Bank Partners Launch Brand-New Residency Programme for East London Creatives

1 November 2022

UCL East is proud to be part of the first year of SEEDED, a 5-month residency programme that will kick off in Spring 2023. Applications can be made now until Monday 21 November.

Four intertwined brightly coloured cartoon figures, supporting each other on a yellow background

We are excited to announce the official launch of SEEDED - a new funded residency programme for east London creative practitioners, small-scale creative organisations and collectives.   

East Bank's London College of Fashion, UAL and UCL East are kicking off the programme by offering two applicants the opportunity to explore ideas, experiment and develop new practices, while pushing conventional boundaries of engaged, creative research. Running from Spring 2023, the selected residents will receive £5000 funding, access to networks and researchers as well as workspace and facilitated support throughout the programme. 

The Urban Room and Memory Workshop will be the first location at UCL East to host a resident. Operated as a partnership between UCL Urban Laboratory, The BartlettSchool for the Creative and Cultural Industries and UCL Library Services: Special Collections, the public-facing Urban Room will host events, exhibitions, workshops and engagement with local stakeholders, professional audiences, and the wider public, whilst the Memory Workshop will open up access to UCL’s public and oral history collections, forging dialogues between UCL urban researchers and local community partners. Together it will present an exciting resource on the past, present and future of cities that will enable innovative explorations of London’s history, and the site in east London, through both ideas and objects.

Practitioners keen to investigate themes around social practice, activism, collective memory, urbanisation and community engagement, through co-creation and partnership with one of the host organisations are invited to make their application by Monday 21 November 2022.

To find out more about the residency programme and to apply, visit the SEEDED web pages AND share with your creative networks across east London.

SEEDED is part of the East Bank Creative Programme launched this summer, supported by the Mayor of London, Foundation for Future London, the City of London, London Legacy Development Corporation, and the councils of Newham, Hackney, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest. East Bank Partners are UAL's London College of Fashion, UCL (University College London), V&A East and V&A East Storehouse, BBC and Sadler’s Wells.

Accompanying image credit: ‘East End Artists’ a digital tapestry artwork inspired by east London by Erin Aniker, from a series commissioned by gal-dem for East Bank, 2022.