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.
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.
Islington Mill in Salford is an evolving creative space, arts hub and community that provides studios, hosts residencies, and includes a peer-led art school and artist-run B&B. This profile includes two videos, recorded at Assembly Salford, of Islington Mill founder Bill Campbell introducing the organisation and discussing future plans.
Based in a former school in Nottingham, Primary supports artistic production through its studio provision, residencies and a public programme. This profile includes two videos, recorded at Assembly Salford, where director Niki Russell introduces the organisation and shares its lengthy journey to securing a space.
Founded in 1972, Acme Studios has grown to provide around 600 studios for London-based artists. This profile includes two videos, recorded at Assembly Salford, featuring Acme’s Head of Projects & Communications Jack Fortescue introducing the organisation and outlining its unwavering commitment to securing long-term, affordable artist studios.
Artists and parents Katy Connor and Stephen Cornford discuss their experiences of raising a child whilst maintaining their art practices, offering advice on how to manage time, travel and childcare.
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