10 - 12 The Grand Arcade, North Finchley, London N12 0EH0203 490 7450

Graduate Opportunities

The Museum of Domestic Architecture (MoDA) and the North Finchley Town Team (NFTT) seek 5 recent graduates (within 3 years of graduating) from the field of interior product, fashion, graphics, accessories and textiles.

The successful applicants will each collaborate with an established practitioner on a piece or body of work inspired by the extensive Hasler & Silver Studio archives that form part of MoDA’s collections.

Five fantastic creative professionals have already has been chosen by MoDA and NFTT.  We are now looking for recent graduates to work with them on a mentorship basis in the realization of this project.

The resulting collaborative work will be exhibited in the Hasler Gallery in North Finchley’s Grand Arcade in November 2014. The products created, as part of the collaborative process will be for sale.

This is an exciting opportunity to help you develop your practice and business and you will be paired with one of our chosen creative practitioners on a mentorship basis.

Click here to find out more about our chosen artists from the fields of illustration, textiles, typography and product design.

Project Background

This project is part of a wider regeneration programme, part of which has seen the North Finchley Town Team take over 3 units in North Finchley’s 1930s Grand Arcade.  One of those units is a dedicated gallery space, The Hasler, named after the graphic designer whose work and archive form one part of the MoDA collection.

Project Partners

This project is funded by the Mayor’s Outer London Fund via Barnet Council, and is collaboration between North Finchley Town Team and the Museum of Domestic Design and Architecture (MoDA), Middlesex University.

 Project Outcome

The aim of the project:

1)    To attract audiences to North Finchley, local and from across London, to see contemporary objects inspired by this important archive;

2)    To raise awareness of the archive locally and beyond, bringing it to wider audiences by profiling it in unusual spaces;

3)    To initiate a creative dialogue around the archive as in itself about the inspiration that designers draw on as part of their creative process;

4)    To provide a structured knowledge transfer programme for you to gain experience both of running a creative commission and, more broadly, operating as a practitioner and small creative business.

Project Fee

The Fee for graduate participants in this project is £500, which covers research and production costs.  This will be paid within thirty days in full after you have delivered the Artefact/Object.

 Research & Development Period

Selected practitioners and mentees will have access to MoDA archives during July/August and September 2014.  Exhibition development will take place during October 2014 and the exhibition will open in November 2014 and run for one month.

Closing dates

Applications must be submitted by midnight, Thursday 24th July to aishleen.lester@yahoo.co.uk.

If you are successful, you will be invited to meet the Artists on Tuesday, 29th July.


Hasler Gallery Exhibition Terms & Conditions

Following the research & development period, you and your Mentor will be offered the use of the gallery for one month [date], and will work in close collaboration with the curator to organize events that will increase the exposure and understanding of their work but also engage the local community. The workshop space may be used as a space for creative interaction between professional practitioners/mentors and interested public.

The Hasler offers this space for no charge, and a 5% fee on the sale price of any work sold over the duration of the show [November 2014] and for a period of one month after the show closes [December 2014].

Professional designers are asked to cover the production costs of their shows, including installation. The Hasler will produce marketing flyers to support the promotion of the exhibitions, as well as running widespread social media marketing campaigns.

Participants will be expected to promote their work via their own Facebook, Twitter feed, Tumblr, Pinterest pages in agreement with the Curator.

Intellectual Property

You shall own all intellectual property rights, including copyright and design rights, subsisting in the work undertaken by you for this Project.

For the avoidance of doubt, these shall include all copyright subsisting in any written, audio or visual material that forms part of your work.

You agree to acknowledge our role in respect of all work, which you create under this Project and that of Barnet Council.

You agree to provide us with an irrevocable and perpetual, royalty-free licence valid in all media throughout the world to reproduce, distribute and publicly communicate (whether in whole or in part) information including images of your work for the following agreed purposes: (a) to publicise the Project, including on-line on our websites and (b) to document the Project for the purpose of internal records and (c) to communicate the Project to third parties, including our other clients and potential clients to promote our activities.