NORTHERN FESTIVAL OF ILLUSTRATION & CROSSING THE TEES BOOK FESTIVAL ILLUSTRATOR-IN-RESIDENCE OPPORTUNITY The 2019 Northern Festival of Illustration (1st June to 20th July) is the third major showcase for and celebration of illustration organised and led by the Northern School of Art. Centred on our campus and Hartlepool Art Gallery, the Festival celebrates all aspects of illustration and features works by UK and international illustrators (Ralph Steadman, Sir Ridley Scott, Gerald Scarfe, Gabriel Moreno and many more) and includes a weekend symposium attracting some of the best known illustrators working today – including Chris Riddell, John Mcrea (Batman and Spiderman) and Tom Hovey (GBBO illustrator). The two previous festivals attracted over 73,000 visitors and involved more than 1200 people from across the Tees Valley in workshops for young people and families. The first Festival won the North East Culture Awards Tees Valley Event of the Year in 2015. You can find information about the 2017 event at We will go truly international in 2019 with the launch of The Northern Illustration Prize, in collaboration with the Association of Illustrators, with generous support from The Gillian Dickinson Trust. Crossing the Tees Book Festival (8th – 22nd June) returns for its sixth year in June 2019 having grown from a collaboration between Middlesbrough and Stockton library authorities to encompass the five Tees authorities of Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool, Darlington and Redcar & Cleveland. The festival is hosted in libraries across the region and includes author events, writing workshops, children’s authors, historical costume presentations, poetry, murder mystery evenings and family events. 2019’s programme ( will include authors LJ Ross, Stephen Booth and Jodi Tayor, performance poetry from Kate Fox and Rowan McCabe, children’s authors Ross MacKenzie and Sufiya Ahmed, plus History Wardrobe, the Ultimate Book Quiz for Schools and Henry Jeffrey’s Empire of Booze. Illustrator-in-Residence Brief As part of the Northern Festival of Illustration outreach and engagement programme, we are offering a residency opportunity for an artist illustrator to work across Tees Valley Libraries as part of the Crossing the Tees Book Festival. The residency period will be from 1 June to 22 June 2019 The residency brief is: * to explore and celebrate the Crossing the Tees Book Festival programme through workshops, activities and ‘meet-the-artist’ opportunities; * to capture the essence of the Crossing the Tees Book Festival within a body of illustration work to form part of the legacy of the Festival; and * to explore the potential to collaborate with a poet-in-residence commissioned separately by the Crossing the Tees Book Festival on one or more illustrations for a printed pamphlet of Festival poetry. The copyright of all work produced during the residency period will remain with the artist illustrator, but the Northern School of Art and Crossing the Tees Book Festival reserve the right to use images of the work for marketing and publicity (you will be credited in these instances). Fee The residency fee of £1500 includes travel expenses and all materials. The fee covers the period 1 June to 22 June 2019. How to apply Please submit your application by email to Pat Chapman (Vice Principal at The Northern School of Art) – Please include: * an up-to-date CV and examples of your practice (this could be through a link to your web site) * A brief statement on your approach to the brief (no more than 500 words). We are particularly keen to hear about any ideas of your own which might enhance the outcomes of the residency. * Your availability during June 2019. * A brief description of your experience in leading participatory workshops for both children and adults. * Contact details for two relevant, professional, referees. * Confirmation that you have an Enhanced DBS (or that you are prepared to apply for one). The deadline for applications is 5pm on 22nd March 2019.