Instagrammer in Residence

Photo of Barbican Foyers

How do you experience the Barbican through your lens?

One of our favourite things about Instagram is having the opportunity to see how our visitors see the Barbican and the surrounding area. From the architecture of the high walks and the hidden corners of the foyers to our installations and performances – there are so many angles to the Barbican that can be captured through the lens that help us learn how you see the Barbican.

Following the successful run of our first cycle of Instagrammer in Residence project, we’re excited to launch the second edition, inviting emerging Instagrammers from around London to experience life at the Barbican and share their photography on our social channels and also in a digital exhibition throughout the Centre.

Spanning architecture, performance and street photography, we want to celebrate the many aspects of the Barbican and the surrounding area through a range of photographic styles from our Instagrammers.

Become our Instagrammer in Residence

a black and white photo of the barbican towers taken from a low angle

Submit your photo

As an Instagrammer in Residence, you’ll get:

  • a Barbican profile on the blog
  • content re-grammed and fully credited on the Barbican Centre’s Instagram profile
  • tickets to our Conservatory or Architecture tour
  • access to rehearsals, sound checks and/or tech rehearsals, as well as concerts, plays and exhibitions
  • your photos shown on all the plasma screens across the Barbican Centre
  • your photos included in the print Barbican monthly guides

To enter, post a photo of the Barbican and/or its surroundings that responds to the theme ‘Light and Shadow’, and tag #IgBarbican in the comments, letting us know why you’d like to be our next Instagrammer in Residence.

Applications are now closed.

Judge: Alona Pardo, Associate Curator, Barbican

Terms and Conditions

Meet our Instagrammers

Our Instagram

From architecture to behind the scenes and artist takeovers, get closer to our programme and learn more about our building on Instagram.

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