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Artist residency at The Hari, London
Deadline to apply 16 April 2021
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Opportunity Outline

Situated in the residential streets of Belgravia, cultural legacy meets eccentric wit at five-star hotel, The Hari. A beacon of modern luxury and impeccable service, art has long been in the DNA of The Hari. The exposed brick walls of the lobby and The Hari Bar host an impressive collection of contemporary works on a curated rolling programme.


The Hari and ArtULTRA are offering two early-career artists an exciting opportunity to enjoy a one-month residency at The Hari.  Following the residency, both artists will be offered the opportunity to exhibit their work at The Hari, a networking event (subject to coronavirus restrictions) and online promotion through the ArtULTRA and The Hari respective websites. 


This opportunity aims to support emerging artists, giving them a spectacular environment to work in as well as showcasing their work to create visibility. 


This opportunity is open to artists working in the following art forms: illustration, drawing and/or painting. There is no set theme to the residency and the nature of the artworks created will be left to the artists' very own discretion.

Key Information

Location: The Hari, London 20 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8HQ
Residency Period: 1 month from 26 April to 21 May 2021
Number of artists: 2 artists will be selected
Residency Spaces: a room for each artist

The brief, in detail...

The Hari will convert two bedrooms into residency spaces for the two selected artists, with suitable surface coverings and other changes as required.  Artists will use the spaces to create artworks during the Residency Period. (The selected artists are not expected to live at The Hari.)

The rooms will be available to work from 9 am – 5 pm every day at The Hari. There will be a point of contact for the artists at the hotel and through ArtULTRA. 

The Selected Artists will provide their own equipment and will be allowed to leave their equipment and work at The Hari overnight and on days when they are not in residence, during the Residency Period.

There is no expectation of completion of artwork from the Selected Artists. All intellectual property rights in the artwork created during the residency will belong to the artists entirely.

There are no payments envisaged under this Residency. 

Criteria to apply

  • Artists should demonstrate an ambition to develop an artistic practice and exhibit work

  • Artists working in the following art forms are invited to apply: illustration, drawing, and painting

  • The opportunity is offered to London based early-career artists, 18 years +

  • There is no requirement to have attended art school. 


There is no fee to submit an application.


ArtULTRA and The Hari invite anyone regardless of their age, ability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender, and socio-economic background to apply.


How to apply

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Digital images of 2 works created by them

  • Links to Instagram/website (if any)

  • A short presentation about themselves and what they want to achieve through the Residency. This can be written (max 2 pages) or video format (max 2 mins long)


Artists are invited to note if they have any access requirements in their submission. 


Applications should be submitted to ArtULTRA’s email and files must not exceed 1MB. Applications must include in their title: The Hari Residency.

Please include your contact details so we can contact you.


The artists will be selected by ArtULTRA and The Hari hotel.

Exhibition and Event

Following the residency, The Hari wishes to organise an exhibition of the work of the artists and an event to celebrate the residency (subject to coronavirus restrictions). The artworks featured in the exhibition may include work created outside of the residency period. The selection of artworks will be agreed by the artists in consultation with ArtULTRA and The Hari.

It is hoped that the artists will be available for the exhibition and event, specific times and dates to be agreed between all parties.

Documentation, Press, and Media

The Residency will be documented and promotional activities will be undertaken to raise the profile of the project. Documentation of the residency will be agreed by the artist and undertaken by ArtULTRA and The Hari. 

ArtULTRA and The Hari will communicate the residency to the press and on social media, with the approval of the artists. All parties are encouraged to post about the residency on their social media, website, e-newsletter etc. 

All media activity will always credit the artists, The Hari, and ArtULTRA on all platforms.


Applications are open from now until 16 April 2021 

Appointments to be communicated to successful artists by 23 April 2021

The residency period will run from 26 April to 21 May 2021

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