Reimagine Residents

From October 2022 to December 2023, we will be inviting a series of young and emerging creatives working in all sorts of disciplines to join us at Jane Austen's House - either virtually or onsite in Chawton - to create new artworks inspired by Jane Austen's life, works and legacy. We'll share them here, as they develop. Check back throughout the year to see what they create!

Call for Creatives!

We are on the lookout for emerging artists and creatives in all sorts of disciplines to join us as Reimagine Residents in 2023.

If you want to make something wonderful inspired by Jane Austen’s life, works or legacy, we want to hear from you!

Find out more…

Meet our Residents:

1. Jordan Mitchell-King

We are thrilled to welcome our first resident, who will be joining us from October – November 2022. Jordan is a dress historian and maker who researches the cultures and embodied experiences of clothing in the past. For her Reimagine project she’ll be constructing a pair of Regency stays, documenting her process, and even doing some of her sewing in situ at the House. Find out more…

2. Laura Klein

Laura is a pianist and historical/performance practice musicologist. She is currently pursuing a PhD in musicology from the University of Colorado Boulder. She founded The Jane Austen Playlist in 2019. Her research focuses on the music collection of Jane Austen and the potential impact music and playing had on her writing as a female author in the 19th century.

For her residency project, Laura will be creating ‘Pride and Prejudice Playlists’ and also visiting Jane Austen’s House to perform music from Jane Austen’s music books.

Our next creatives in residence will be announced soon!

We are hugely grateful to Art Fund, who are funding this exciting project!