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Design Museum Designers in Residence Programme 2012

The Design Museum, a museum in London that celebrates the talent of the world’s best designers and architects, continues to support the next generation of designers and creatives with its Designers in Residence programme. Design Museum’s Designers in Residence programme 2012 is now open for applications!

The exhibition showcases the work of young designers at the beginning of their careers offering the opportunity to interact and engage with the public, whilst using this platform as a test-bed for ideas, designs and innovations.

Designers in Residence is only open to designers who live, and are eligible to work, in the UK.

The Design Museum, Supporting Next Generation’s Designers + Creatives

Design Museum’s Designers in Residence Programme is only open to designers who have graduated from Higher Education within the last 5 years (within the 2007/8 academic year or more recently) and have been working professionally, either paid, or voluntarily in some form of design practice for at least one year.

Applications must be in response to the brief and feature new work or the development of an existing project. If an application is based on existing work the development of the work in response to the brief should be clear.

Only one application will be accepted per designer.

The Design Museum will select a short list of between six and eight designers who will be invited for interview at the Design Museum in March 2012 (exact date tbc.) Those shortlisted applicants invited for interview will be contacted by email or phone.

The selected Designers in Residence will each receive commission fee to create a new piece of work in response to the brief. This work will be shown in a dedicated exhibition at the Design Museum between Wednesday 29 August 2011 and Sunday 27 January 2013.

Applications must be submitted using the online application or by email to Inresidence2012 [at] (please replace [at] with @). Sketches, models and other material should be scanned or photographed and sent as attachments following the official instructions, along with competition entry forms.