As part of ECDC’s community engagement we are creating an artist in-residence programme from Autumn 2022 to enable a rolling programme of artists, to create portraits of or with members of the community at the Earls Court site and run art classes for the local community. Each paid residency will last three months and will be based in a studio at the recently opened ECDC Community Hub on Aisgill Avenue, West Kensington.We are issuing an open call to artists who will receive a short-term residency of three months, with renumeration of £3,000 per month. Whilst in residence the artists will be required to create portraits of members of the community. ECDC would also like the artist to commit to hosting art classes for the community and contributing to talks. Art classes and workshops will be supported by the ECDC community team. Artists should enjoy engaging and supporting community projects and be prepared to host art classes for local people.To explore the gamut of approaches to portraiture, ECDC will commission artists working in a range of mediums/styles and from a breadth of ethnicities and backgrounds. The emphasis will be on quality of work, the commitment to the project (bringing new ideas re engagement and approaches to working with the community) and ability to work with and communicate well with the public. Each artist would need to produce at least one outcome based on the community brief. Once finished the ambition is for the artists’ work to be installed around the Earls Court site. Providing an artistic record of community members who contribute to this remarkable district.