STUDIO SPACES AND RESIDENCIES
Below is a list of institutions which offer studio spaces or residencies to artists in the UK. Included here is available information taken from each organisation's website. Where feasible, their annual expenditure is included, to give a sense of scale of activity. Many of these institutions have a rolling programme of residencies and spaces that come available throughout the year, even if the deadlines mentioned in this document have passed, it’s worth checking on their website for new opportunities.
Studio spaces Residencies
This information was last updated on 18 March 2021
ACAVA Association for Cultural Advancement through Visual Art
https://www.acava.org/about (Total expenditure: £1,626,033, March 2018)
ACAVA is an arts organisation and educational charity, founded 43 years ago, currently managing a portfolio of 20 buildings that provide studios for 500 artists, mostly in London, but also in Essex and Stoke-on-Trent. Arts practitioners and networks are supported with a range of development programmes, exhibitions, talks, residencies, and open studios. Information about available studios can be found on their website here.
Provides studios, mostly in the Greater London area, with well-designed, safe, practical workspace and auxiliary living space for a stable, low rent. Artists are selected through application and allocated a studio for a five year term and rent remains fixed for the duration of their occupation. Currently, all studios are occupied, but artists can join the waitlist here.
Acme also provides space for independently run art organisations across five of their studio buildings. To apply, groups must complete the expression of interest form.
International residencies: Acme works with international partner organisations to manage residencies in London, the residency artists are selected by partner organisations in their home countries in accordance with their individual selection criteria. Partners are listed here
Associate Artist Residencies for artists who wish to apply directly to Acme for self-financed residencies. These residencies go on for approximately two or three months. Currently Acme is not accepting Associate Artist Residencies, however, if to be notified when opportunities are open, sign up to the newsletter at the bottom of Acme’s homepage:
ArtCore International, London
https://www.artcoreint.net/ (Total expenditure: £137,418, Mar 2019)
ArtCore provides affordable studio space to artists (£6.25/square foot per annum), organises exhibitions, and supports teaching initiatives and community projects. At present, ArtCore supports thirteen art spaces, mainly in the Greater London Area. These premises range from small individual facilities up to large complexes, which may include exhibition and performance space as well as a number of workshop/studio units. Membership to ArtCore is £25/annum.
Artcore is a charity, through its creative guardianship scheme, it secures use of vacant spaces for short term meanwhile use and offers them up to artists. As charities are entitled to 80% Mandatory Charitable Rates Relief, this reduces the rates liability for the premises down to 20% of the full amount. Artcore undertakes all the necessary work to get the rate relief.
Art In Perpetuity
https://www.aptstudios.org/ (Total expenditure: £126,944, Mar 2019)
Artists’ community in London.
Graduate Studio Programme: one year lease on a studio at APT’s complex on Creekside, Deptford, studio rent and electricity usage charged.
The Ryder Project Space: offered to a visual artist for one year to enable a specific project, artwork or activity to be researched, produced or delivered. Proposals are sought that make good use of the studio space with the aim to encourage the delivery of projects that might not otherwise reach fruition.
Artist Studio Company
https://ascstudios.co.uk/news/ (Total expenditure: £1,393,398, Dec 2018)
An organisation that aims to relieve poverty by assisting unestablished artists to become self-supporting through their art. ASC Studios is proud to offer flexible work-spaces for artists to test work in progress, exhibit finished work or host events often open to the public. No opportunities currently. You can register for their updates here for future news.
https://bowarts.org/ (Total expenditure: £3,315,901, Mar 2019)
Subsidised studio spaces include:
Almacantar Studio Award provides 3 recent graduates with free studio space for 1 year and a bursary.
The Chadwell Award aims to provide a bridge between art school and professional life by giving a recent Fine Art MA painting graduate a free studio at Bow Arts for a year, together with a bursary of £5,000
Land Securities Studio Residencies provide 3 recent graduates with free studio space
Crisis Studio Award for one fine artist and one craft-based artis, providing rent-free studio for artists who were initially supported by the homeless charity Crisis
At the moment no listed opportunities for subsidised spaces.
Bow Arts also offers studios and affordable accommodation: all availability listed here.
https://chisenhale.co.uk/artists/ (Total expenditure: £374,785, Mar 2019)
Offers affordable studio space (40 studios available) for artists at every stage of their career, residencies, shared spaces and affordable evening art classes. Studio4 Summer Residencies: Chisenhale offers residencies for a variety of art forms, they vary in number each year and last from 4 to 6 weeks. No current opportunities but you can register on their website to be kept informed. Sign up to their newsletter here.
Cockpit Arts offers studio spaces for contemporary crafts and the UK’s only business incubator for makers and designers. They are home to over 140 independent creative businesses at sites in Deptford and Holborn. Through public showcases and business incubation services, they provide exceptional makers and materials-based artists with the tools to succeed. Applications for studio spaces can be made at any time, through this link but all year around you can contact
email@example.com to find out if they have the right opportunities for you.
There are three awards open now for application for up to seven talented makers to join the Cockpit Arts community: Clothworkers Awards – 3 spaces for Graduate Weavers, space in a shared studio and access to looms for a year and tailored business support, in Deptford only. Arts Society and Arts Society GLA Awards - 2 spaces for Makers working in Traditional Craft Skills, space in a shared studio at either Holborn or Deptford + tailored business support.
Radcliffe Emerging Maker Awards – 2 spaces for a Maker who has finished education, self-education or training, space in a shared studio at either Holborn or Deptford, tailored business support and a large bursary for creative development. Deadline to apply for all three awards is 9 April 2021.
https://www.creeksideartists.co.uk/ (Total expenditure: £38,957, Mar 2019)
https://www.cubittartists.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £365,480)
Cubitt is an international centre for the development of artistic, curatorial and educational programmes. It consists of a public gallery, a large-scale education programme and 32 artist studios. Information about studios is available here.
A curatorial fellowship is awarded to one individual/artist duo for 18 months.
https://www.dasharts.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £167,163, Mar 2019)
An organisation that offers residencies and opportunities for UK-based and international artists. Nothing upcoming at the moment due to COVID-19 but due next year.
https://www.gasworks.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £752,461, Mar 2020)
Gasworks is a non-profit contemporary visual arts organisation working at the intersection between UK and international practices and debates. Gasworks provides studios for London-based artists; commissions emerging UK-based and international artists to present their first major exhibitions in the UK; and offers an international residencies programme, with opportunities for international artists to research and develop new work in London.
Gasworks provides nine subsidised studios on a five-year basis to London-based artists. The group reflects the diversity of artists and practices in London and forms an integral part of Gasworks’ community. Studio opportunities are listed on Gasworks opportunities page and you can also join the mailing list to keep up to date.
Participatory Artist Residency: Connecting Communities: This residency was a two year programme. The resident worked with the local migrant community around the Lambeth and Southwark areas, while addressing the issues of mental health and wellbeing affecting them. A diverse range of regular participatory activities were delivered throughout the 8 months of the residency. Outputs included publication, film, podcast, exhibition, performance or any other type of public presentation.
Gasworks is part of the Triangle Network which provides artists, researchers and curators with residency opportunities with Triangle partners worldwide throughout the year. Check this section of the website for opportunities across the network or follow the Triangle Network on Facebook or Twitter. Currently advertising the TURN2 - Artistic Co-Creation between Germany and African Countries and a joint project of the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation), the ZK/U Berlin and the Triangle Network. Deadline 5 April.
Great Western Studios
https://jerwoodarts.org (Total expenditure: £2,170,054, Dec 2019)
Jerwood Arts supports outstanding UK artists, curators and producers to develop and thrive, with a keen focus on early career professionals. Jerwood is currently reviewing its startegy and programmes.
UNITe is a nine-week artist studio residency programme for early-career visual artist based at g39 for artistic development, experimentation, research, creative discussions, and more. Applications deadline has passed (it was January 2021).
London’s Artist Quarter
A website which provides a searchable database of studios in Greater London and Kent; you can search by size, price or location, and contact the studio provider directly for further details.
https://www.newcontemporaries.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £340,335, Mar 2019)
The call for artists to be part of the 2021 programme has now passed.
New Contemporaries supports emerging artists by introducing them to the visual arts sector and to the public through a variety of platforms, including an annual exhibition, professional development programme, networking opportunities, digital programme and being eligible for studio bursaries. The selection process for New Contemporaries is remarkable because it is blind - artworks are judged by the jury on their own merit, without knowledge of the name or background of the applicant. More information about eligibility criteria, how to apply etc. is available here. To apply, up to 5 artworks should be submitted through the submission website. There is a £25 submission fee.
Bloomberg New Contemporaries is open to individual artists or collaborative groups who are either currently in mainstream/alternative fine art education or have graduated recently (up to 12 months ago); submission fee is £25; for the annual exhibition, artists are invited to submit a portfolio of work, from which a selection is made by a panel of judges
The exhibitions are accompanied by a programme of educational activity that provides insight into emerging practice and the key issues affecting artists. New Contemporaries artists benefit from peer-to-peer networking sessions, mentoring, professional development talks, public programming, performances and exhibition tours.
In partnership with Artquest, New Contemporaries delivers both one-to-one and peer mentoring offered to all selected artists to help make the most of being included in New Contemporaries
https://rosettaarts.org/ (Total expenditure: £155,605, Mar 2019)
Artist Accelerator Scheme: Four local practitioners have now been chosen to begin Stage One of the Artist Accelerator scheme. The scheme will provide each of the 16 candidates selected over 3 years with a bursary of up to £1,800 thanks to funding from Get Living, Foundation for FutureLondon and Rosetta Arts, as well as 12 months’ studio space and 12 hours of mentoring sessions with an experienced professional to help develop their socially engaged practice in the local community.
https://www.spacestudios.org.uk/ (Charitable Activities £4,073,380, Mar 2019)
SPACE offer studio spaces across London and Colchester (c.£130-900 p/month), funded residencies, bursaries and free professional development programmes. View their available studios here.
Open Call: Online Collaborative Residency has now passed.
SPACE is a partner in London Creative Network (running until Autumn 2021), offering a professional development programme for London-based artists, photographers and design-makers, including mentoring, peer-to-peer and online support.
In partnership with Four Corner, LCN is delivering a development programme for photographers. Deadline has now passed to apply for the 2021 programme.
Aimed at emergent & mid-career photographers/artists, Four Corners LCN offers:
Business support tailored for the creative industries
Photography specific workshops & talks led by industry professionals
Specialist practical sessions including darkroom and moving image skills
Opportunities to access Four Corners' production facilities including film equipment, studio and darkroom
SPACE Art + Technology offers artist residencies as well as regular events and workshops, enabling the public to gain a deeper insight into the challenges and opportunities that technology presents us with today. Residencies support artists and thinkers whose work engages with technology. No current opportunities listed at present.
https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £19,473,526, Mar 2019)
Somerset House is London’s Working Arts Centre, and one of the largest communities of arts and creative enterprises in the UK, with over 400 resident organisations from start-ups to artist studios. Somerset House is dedicated to backing progress, championing openness, nurturing creativity and empowering ideas.
A shared workspace bringing together freelancers and small businesses in the arts and creative industries; membership fees start at £60+VAT; benefits include: curated programme of skills-building and networking events; online promotion and visibility; discounts at Somerset House event spaces, restaurants, exhibitions and partner events, etc.
Somerset House Exchange Bursaries: To ensure Somerset House Exchange is made up of a diverse community of creatives, bursaries of 25%, 50% & 75% off membership rates are offered to people who are underrepresented in the creative and cultural sector, or who have an impactful creative idea that need support.
Up to 100 artists are resident at any one time and are supported to develop their practice for a defined period (up to 2.5 years). Application is via a statement of interest that is kept on file for up to 18 months. Eligibility: applications are welcome across all disciplines including but not limited to visual art, music and composition, performance, dance and live art, fiction and non-fiction writers, fashion, film and those working at the intersection of art and technology; artists who make their primary living from their practice; are willing to share their practice with a community of peers; can demonstrate that their practice will benefit from being part of a cross disciplinary creative community; are over 18.
South London Gallery
https://www.southlondongallery.org/residencies/ (Total expenditure: £2,223,371, Mar 2019)
The South London Gallery offers a Postgraduate Residency recruited via an open submission. This six-month live-in residency provides early-career artists with a rare opportunity to produce a new body of work, which is then exhibited at the gallery. The residency includes rent-free accommodation, a studio space, a £6,000 bursary to produce new work and help support living expenses, mentoring and a solo exhibition in one of the SLG Fire Station galleries. More information here
Unit 1 Gallery
Unit 1 Gallery offers residencies for artists based in the UK or overseas, open to artists of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines, that are not currently enrolled in a university course. Applications for the residency programme are submitted through their Open Call, with a portfolio. The deadline for 2021 residencies has now passed. More information on residencies here.
Solo Residency: Residency for one artist including access to a 350 square foot studio space for three months, networking opportunities with other artists, curators, collectors and the wider public. The residency programme also includes guidance from gallery directors and an exhibition. Applicants for solo residencies are automatically considered for the Radical Residency® programme.
The Radical Residency® programme provides ten artists from across the world with a communal studio space for four weeks, culminating in a group exhibition featuring works created on the premises. The Radical Residency allows the public to witness the artists working during a ‘studio work-in-progress’ environment through a series of open discussions and critical seminars.
Writing residency Unit 1 Gallery supports critical art writing practices and invites three resident writers per year, striving to foster an academic exchange within exhibitions and residency programmes.
Arena Studios and Gallery, Liverpool
Offers studio space for a range of artists including visual artists, illustrators, and fashion designers. Arena Studios also hosts exhibitions, talks and development programmes, which are currently suspended because of COVID-19.
Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Manchester
The residency programme invites artists, researchers and writers to live and work in a purpose built studio within our building. Additionally, they work with partner organisations to develop the careers of UK-based artists and foster cultural exchange through international exchange programmes.
Residencies at CFCCA give artists an international platform from which to raise their profile, dedicated space and time to develop projects, and curatorial and practical support from CFCCA’s team, while enriching the existing arts ecology of Manchester. Each resident at CFCCA will have support to deliver public-facing projects, workshops and talks, as well as a short exhibition or Open Studio. Residents are supported to connect with the local arts ecology, organisations and communities in the city and nationally, in line with their practice and research. Calls for new residencies are published here:
Read more about 2020 Artist Residencies:
Archive & Library Residency (Jul – Sep 2020): Hayley Suviste
Archive & Library Residency (Sep – Nov 2020): Frances Yeung
This opportunity for two artists to be based at Grizedale Forest in the Lake District National Park, is an annual intensive six week long residency aiming to foster experimentation and innovation in response to the natural environment. The artists will be encouraged to reflect and connect with nature for the full six week period. A Royal Society of Sculptors member will be paired with an early-career sculptor (those having completed an undergraduate degree within the last five years and also living and working in the North West) to explore how creative ideas can evolve and how new ideas and innovative thinking can cross generations of artistic practice. The residency will run from 30 July – 11 September 2021 inclusively. Each artist will receive a £1,000 stipend, £1,000 for materials and £100 towards travel costs. There is a fee of £8 to emerging artists applying. Deadline to apply: Thursday 1st April at 5pm. All details are here.
NORTH EAST AND YORKSHIRE
The Art House, Wakefield
https://the-arthouse.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £621,641, Mar 2019)
The Art House provides time, space and support for artists, makers and creative businesses to develop their practice. Prices start from £60/month (including utilities) and represents a community of over 100 artists. It runs a programme of exhibitions, events workshops year round. Printmakers can have access to the large accessible print studio. The Art House also offers three different types of paid residencies. These include professional mentoring, artist fees, material budgets, travel costs and free accommodation, plus complementary studio space.
Graduate Residencies: for artists who have recently graduated
Individual Residencies in partnership with Outside In Charity: only available for artists working in any medium who have an
Outside In, Chichester
(Total expenditure: £321,795, Mar 2019)
Outside In online gallery or who fit the criteria for the charity. (Outside In is a charity that provides a platform for artists who face significant barriers to the art world due to health, disability, social circumstance or isolation.)
International Residencies: for early- to mid-career artists living and working in commonwealth (or former commonwealth) countries who have not yet exhibited or studied in the UK.
Due to Covid-19 all residencies have been postponed to 2021.
https://baltic.art/about (Total expenditure: £5,849,268, Mar 2019)
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art opened in 2002. Baltic's mission is to create a greater understanding of the world through outstanding, experimental and inspiring contemporary art which has power, relevance and meaning for individuals and communities. Offers ArtMix Sessions for young people up to 25; get support in planning arts project; free Gold, Silver and Bronze Arts Awards.
The BALTIC Bothy Residency provides an opportunity for an artist based in the North East of England to work in a unique environment and have time and space to research, think, and develop their practice in the inspiring landscape of the Hebridean Islands. The residency is supported with a £500 artist's fee, a travel bursary and the Bothy accommodation. During their residency participants are invited to share their skills or knowledge with the local community through hosting a workshop, event or open studio. Following their residency participants are invited to share their research with the wider public by submitting a blog entry to Bothy Project's website.
North Tyneside Art Studio, North Tyneside
http://northtynesideartstudio.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £175,149, Mar 2019)
The studio is open to anyone living in North Tyneside who is experiencing mental health issues. Access to the studio is made by referral from your GP, Community Treatment Team or other healthcare professional by completing and signing our referral form. New members take part in a 4-week creative programme.
EAST AND WEST MIDLANDS
Art Core UK, Derby
Artcore is a visual arts charity with a group of professional artists working within communities locally, nationally and internationally. They operate as a culture hub in Derby.
Residencies for artists lasting 2 months, £1000/person, residency space, promotion, mentoring, catalogue, physical and virtual exhibition. Applications are welcome from artists working in any visual arts discipline, and with a cross-disciplinary practice.
Apprenticeship Opportunities - advertised on their website.
Meadow Arts, Shropshire
https://www.meadowarts.org/ (Total expenditure: £232,848, Mar 2019)
Rural Commission: Meadow Arts offer four digital commission opportunities on the theme of RURALities. Artists are invited to submit proposals for new digital works that respond to rural narratives and support rural practices within Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire. More info here:
Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, North Northamptonshire
http://fermynwoods.org/ (Total expenditure: £141,552, Dec 2019)
Residencies: Currently no open calls for new residencies, but you can join the mailing list to be kept up-to-date here . Fermynwoods also offers self-funded residencies, artists and writers may send their proposal for self-funded residences at Sudborough Green Lodge. For more information, contact Fermynwoods Contemporary Art at
N N Contemporary Art, Northampton
https://www.nncontemporaryart.org/ (Total expenditure: £136,789, Mar 2019)
Closed now due to COVID-19 and relocation. Check back later for updates.
New Art Exchange, Nottingham
ENAE's residency programme which provides bespoke support for artists of all disciplines, ranging from focused individual networking events, opportunities to share work and meet with peers, artists and art professionals, and to connect with wider audiences. Intended for emerging and establishing/mid-career artists. Creative Residencies an annual programme of residencies across a variety of artistic practices. NAE is closed due to covid-19, residencies are on hold. Worth checking back the website.
https://www.weareprimary.org/ (Total expenditure: £214,498, Mar 2019)
An artist-led contemporary visual arts organisation that prioritise creative research, provide studios and residencies for artists, as well as running a free public programme of exhibitions and events. Currently reviewing studio and workshop application process and are not currently accepting any further applications. They hope to reopen applications in 2021, so check back then.
Long Eaton Art Room, Nottingham
https://www.longeatonartroom.co.uk/ (Total expenditure: £55,196, Mar 2020)
Community Arts Centre providing studio space and workshops. Currently closed due to Corona Virus.
EAST OF ENGLAND
Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridgeshire
http://www.wysingartscentre.org/ (Total expenditure: £991,647, Mar 2019)
Wysing Arts Centre is a cultural campus of ten buildings across an 11acre rural site in south Cambridgeshire which hosts experimental residencies for UK and international artists, offers studios and delivers a public programme of gallery exhibitions and events. Currently no listed studio or residency opportunities.
St Etheldreda Art Studio, Norfolk
https://www.facebook.com/St.etheldredas/ (Total expenditure: £11,314, Mar 2020)
Provides studio space for artists.
Jubilee Stores Studios, Isle of Wight
(Part of Quay Arts Centre, Total expenditure: £431,914, Mar 2019)
Jubilee Stores Studios offer 7 studios for emerging artists and makers with a base from which they can develop and grow their artistic practice. Resident artists create work in a wide range of media, from printmaking to digital media, jewellery to visual arts and crafts.
Art Space, Portsmouth
http://www.artspace.co.uk/apply-for-a-studio/ (Total expenditure: £60,668, Mar 2019)
Located in a converted chapel, Art Space offers a total of 31 studios ranging from 80 to 400 sq ft, designed to suit a wide range of visual art practices. The studio rent also covers heating, lighting, electricity, maintenance, Wi-Fi connection, refuse collection and cleaning. There is 24-hour access to the studios, and all artists. Artists are required to use their studio regularly (at least 2 days/week) and be active members. Membership £10-20/month.
Spike Island Art Space, Bristol
https://www.spikeisland.org.uk/ (Total expenditure: £1,185,714, Mar 2019)
Spike Island is a public space dedicated to showing contemporary art and to supporting artists to develop, produce and present innovative work throughout their careers. Home to a community of over 70 artists, designers, makers, artist-led organisations and creative businesses, in the heart of the city. Offers subsidised studio spaces and programmes support artists. There are no current calls for residencies - sign up to the newsletter to keep in touch here.
Spike Print Studio, Bristol
https://www.spikeprintstudio.org/ (Total expenditure: £169,157)
Spike Print Studio is an open-access print studio aiming to advance printmaking education for all. They provide affordable studio facilities, courses, and a creative environment with technical support. Currently closed due to Covid.
5 one-year scholarships specifically designed to enhance and further artistic professional practice are offered in partnership with University of the West of England in Bristol. This scholarship is currently on hold as it was being reviewed before Covid and progress on the review has stopped. It is hoped that the programme will restart in 2021.
Digital Arts Studio, Belfast
Digital Arts Studio promotes the convergence of art and technology and provides access to the resources essential to the production of and engagement with digital arts. It provides access to digital imaging and audio equipment and software and delivers training in their use. Digital Arts Studio offers a residency programme for local and nationally based visual artists who wish to work with digital media and is one of only two organisations in Northern Ireland to offer an international residency programme. There are 12 Home Residencies and three International Residencies annually.
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G39, Cardiff (Total expenditure: £257,925, Dec 2019)
G39 aims to advance and promote contemporary visual arts for the benefit of the public, in particular but not exclusively by providing exhibition space for Welsh and other contemporary visual artists, and by providing training and other similar resources to artists and to the public. No current calls for residencies.
G39 Fellowship Programme: artists will take part in a structured programme of studio practice and self-directed research at g39 over a period of two years with financial support. The programme is unique in Wales and complements the ongoing support g39 offers artists in Wales. Applications are via an open call. More information here.
Applications are invited from visual artists for the 2021 - 22 Artists Residency programme in the Elan Valley, mid-Wales. Three residencies are available: one for August-December 2021, one for January-June 2022 and one for August-December 2022. The aim of the residencies is to better understand, explore and engage with nature, water and issues around sustainability, as well as the rural/urban dynamic, through the arts. The Elan Valley is a special place with a unique landscape, story and history. The programme welcomes artists from a wide range of disciplines and experience to apply for a residency, including but not limited to, painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, live art/ performance and socially engaged practice. Artists in residence will be paid a fixed fee of £3,000, which is inclusive of all transport, living expenses, materials, preparation time and public presentations during the residency period. The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Friday 26th March 2021. The artist residency brief is available here.
Art Explora (based in France, receiving applications from international artists)
Art Explora is a non-profit organisation with the international ambition to make art accessible to everyone. In partnership with the French Fine Arts Academy and placed under the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture, Art Explora is launching a European award to promote cultural and artistic exchange.
Residency Programmes information is available here and included both a solo programme only for artists (6 months) and a duo program for a collaboration between a researcher and an artist (3 months)
The residency includes: a housing studio of about 50m2, fully equipped and furnished; a grant of 1,000 euros per month; a production grant of up to 3,000 euros, delivered according to the specificities of the project; a round trip paid by the Foundation.
British School at Rome, Rome (Total expenditure: £2,514,000, Mar 2019)
The British School at Rome offers artists at different stages of their careers a variety of scholarships and fellowships in Rome, Italy. Awards include board and accommodation in a purpose-designed artist studio which includes a mezzanine bedroom and en-suite bathroom. Award-holders are required to live at the British School at Rome throughout the period of the award. Apart from the Abbey Awards which are now closed, all other Visual Art residencies for 2021-2 are still being finalised and are not yet available. The details listed below are for general information only. Check the website to keep up to date
For early to mid career artists, the BSR offers the Augusta Scholarship (3 months, £1,500/month), the Bridget Riley Fellowship (6 months, £1,500/month), Sainsbury Scholarship in Painting & Sculpture (12 months, £800/month), Abbey Scholarship in Painting (9 months, £800/month). Artists are selected on the basis of the quality of their creative outputs, the quality and relevance of project proposed, and the viability of that proposal. Preference is given to artists no longer in full or part time education and who have some knowledge of Italian or are willing to learn.
The Montresso* Art Foundation
Created by the Montresso* Art Foundation, the artistic residency Jardin Rouge supports the research of international artists. Eight studios allow to welcome nearly thirty artists per cultural season, in a preserved environment, conducive to experimentation and dialogue. Focused on the theme of territories, Jardin Rouge is a creative laboratory in which artists benefit from research time but also help with visibility. The residency is open to visual artists: painters, sculptors, photographers, of Moroccan or foreign nationality. The resident is invited to continue his or her personal research, in resonance with the context. The period of residency is for a minimum of one month and a maximum of 3 months. The artist may be invited to return to continue his research on the basis of the initial project or in the development of new projects in agreement with the artistic direction. Deadline: 15 March 2021.
Jardin Rouge will provide the artist with work and accommodation facilities. The foundation is responsible for financing the production of the artist’s work on the Jardin Rouge site.
Res Artis is a worldwide Network of Arts Residencies is a network of arts residency operators from around the globe which comprises more than 550 vetted members in over 75 countries. A fabulous resource which can be searched by open calls only , or across all existing residencies around the globe
Also provides a lot of useful links and information.