In 2017, Wysing Arts Centre restructured its residency programme to be more responsive to artists’ situations and to support a more diverse pool of practices. Drawing on a conversation that took place between Wysing’s director Donna Lynas and resident artist Tessa Norton at the ‘Pivotal Moments’ conference, Lydia Ashman explores how and why the programme has changed.
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Visual Arts in Rural Communities hosts residencies in the remote hill-farming area of Tarset in Northumberland. In August 2018, the organisation piloted its first residency for a disabled artist. Lydia Ashman speaks to Project Director Janet Ross and artist, curator and disability advocate Aidan Moesby about the development of the pilot and its impact on the organisation’s programme.
Based in Wakefield, visual arts development agency The Art House continually explores ways to work with artists who face barriers to their practice. Its residency programme supports artists at different stages of their career and is shaped around individuals’ needs. Lydia Ashman speaks to Programme Producer Simon Boase and artist Rosanne Robertson about the tailored support the organisation provides to artists.
The Mothership is an independent residency programme run by artist Anna Best from a purpose built studio nestled in Dorset woodland. Lydia Ashman speaks to Best and former resident artist Dominque Golden about how the flexibility of The Mothership is particularly supportive of artists with families.
Arts centre in rural Cambridgeshire announces unprecedented interest in its artists’ residency programme.
A selection of projects that focus on the development of artists’ practice and their engagement with local communities.
A topical round-up of projects that focus on development of artists’ practice and their engagement with people.
Paul Stone explores the wide range of International residency options available to artists and offers a framework for considering what you might want from a residency.
Thanks to lottery funds through the Scottish Arts Council, the first artists residencies for Scotlands celebration of Highland culture in 2007 were awarded in October.
Residencies of any kind are a large undertaking for an artist to commit to both financially and emotionally. The time spent experimenting and finding a fresh perspective or continuing a train of thought uninterrupted must be weighed against the monetary […]
Eleven artists have been awarded residencies at Acmes Fire Station work/live space, as part of this ongoing programme. Slade graduate and recent fellow at The British Library Ming Wong and Ben Cove, recent exhibitor at LMU Leeds and Castlefield Gallery […]
Established in 1988, London-based Delfina Studio Trust provides the largest international residency programme in the UK. Of thirty studios, twelve are allocated as an award that provides artists with studio space and related facilities free of charge for one or […]
Sixtyone artists residencies in twentyfive countries have taken place since the inception of ACEs International Fellowship Programme in 2001. These have benefited more than 130 artists. A celebratory event for this initiative was held in July at Übertrendy Sketch Art […]
Two new residencies are in the pipeline for artist, writer and recent new a-n staff member Cathryn Jiggens. From June until August she will be the first artist-in-residence at the Courthouse in Otley a Victorian magistrate’s court recently transformed […]
Winners of the 2004 Glenfiddich residencies are Christine Borland, Ross Sinclair and Louise Hopkins who will each be provided with accommodation, studio and gallery space to create and show new work. Marking the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, the 2004 […]
Introduction to different kinds of residencies and what they have to offer for creative and career development.
Lucy Kimbell outlines some issues that can arise from residencies in business settings and should be resolved in advance.
Andrea Ronan outlines some UK residencies including what sponsors or residency programmers may expect in return for the fees, studios, materials and accommodation on offer.
Hack & Host in Hull was established in 2015 by three local arts workers as a public forum for structured conversations about contemporary art. Lydia Ashman reflects on how the project has been impacted by Hull City of Culture 2017 and speaks to associated artist, Clare Holdstock, about Hack & Host’s ongoing appetite for debates about art and politics.
Formed in 2016 in the run up to the EU referendum, Keep It Complex: Make it Clear is a loose collective of London-based artists and cultural workers. Its members aim to challenge apathy and fear by providing people with ‘tools and ideas to get involved with everyday politics’. Lydia Ashman reflects on the ways in which the group use their skills and networks as artists to facilitate conversation in a divided world.
Market Gallery has been part of Glasgow’s artist-led ecology since 2000. The gallery is led by a volunteer committee and operates from a shop unit in the working-class neighbourhood of Dennistoun, where it presents a varied programme of exhibitions, events and residencies. Lydia Ashman talks to artist and committee member Catalina Barroso-Luque about how the gallery is responding to a reduction of resources through its programme and structure.
Low Profile is a collaboration between Plymouth-based artists Rachel Dobbs and Hannah Jones. This profile includes two videos, recorded at Assembly Cardiff, in which Dobbs and Jones discuss how living in Plymouth has shaped their attitudes as artists and cemented their commitment to making things happen in their city.
Sample day rates to guide arts budgeting and to help visual artists negotiate a fair rate of pay for short-term contracts such as commissions, residencies and community projects.
AirSpace Gallery is a studio provider and gallery space in Stoke-on-Trent. This profile includes two videos, recorded at Assembly Birmingham, featuring AirSpace Gallery’s co-director Anna Francis introducing the organisation and explaining its deep commitment to being part of Stoke-on-Trent’s evolving post-industrial identity.
Studio provider and project space Paradise Works was founded in April 2017. Straddling the Salford-Manchester border, the organisation hosts 30 artists and presents an artist-focused programme of exhibitions, residencies and events. This profile includes a video, recorded at a-n’s Assembly Salford, of founder Lucy Harvey introducing the organisation and discussing its aspirations to be a sustainable presence within the artist-led ecology.