Ends on December 11, 2017

Open Call
Artist Residencies 2018

We are taking a different programming approach during 2018 and have changed how we are structuring artist residencies.  

Instead of offering a fixed timeframe and fee, we want to enable residencies that might last a weekend, a month, two months, a year, or over multiple visits; however long artists think they need. We do not have a fixed number of residencies in mind and will shape our programme in response to this open call. 

Our aim is to offer our site and resources to artists working across a range of practices who wish to develop new work within an atmosphere of collaboration. We are particularly keen to work with artists who have not yet been able to access opportunities at Wysing, and those whose work, or networks, empower and support diverse communities of interest.  

We are interested in hearing from artists who are already working within self-organised groups who would like to use this opportunity to strengthen the group, those who want to come together for the first time to collaborate on new ideas, and artists who might want to bring their children or families.  

As with all our programmes, we are keen to hear from artists who can bring a range of cultural, social, racial and gender perspectives to the programme. By ‘artists’ we mean visual artists, musicians, dancers, choreographers and writers, or those working in other disciplines that have a strong connection to the visual arts.

To apply, you will need to tell us:
  • Your proposed dates and timeframe 
  • Information on what you plan to do during the residency and why this is the right time for you/the project you are applying with
  • Information on any public elements to the residency
  • What other resources you need 
  • How much funding you need   
We can offer: 
  • Our five-bedroomed farmhouse, with shared kitchen and bathrooms, that sleeps up to 10
  • A self-contained live/work studio that sleeps up to 4
  • Three studios
  • A music/recording studio
  • A ceramics studio
  • A large seminar/meeting room
  • Use of a vehicle
  • Funding for fees, production and travel
  • Access to curatorial and technical staff
  • An engaged and interested context, including visitors to the site and an online audience 

To apply 

You will need to apply online via Submittable (once you have set up an account you can return to your application any time up until the deadline which is midnight on Monday 11 December 2017). It is recommended that you apply with enough time to approach us with any questions or queries in using the Submittable website. We are not able to accept applications after the deadline. 

We are happy to accept applications that have been recorded on video or audio and uploaded onto Submittable instead of written applications.

You will need to provide 
  • Your proposed dates and timeframe 
  • Information on what you propose to do during the residency and why this is the right time for you/the project you are applying with 
  • Information on any public elements to the residency  
  • Details of what resources you need from us (number of rooms, studios, etc) 
  • An outline budget and how much funding you need; to include fees, production and travel (we expect most residencies will be in the funding range of £500 to £5,000) 
  • Six examples of work by each person involved, or other relevant material 
  • A current CV, or if applying as a group short biographies on each person 

We have prepared a FAQ sheet – download a PDF of frequently asked questions here. 

We will be hosting three site open days when Wysing staff will be on hand to talk about the residencies and take questions and queries. The dates of these are 30 November, 1 December, 2 December (also the date of an event organised with current residency artists, details here).  

You can also book a phone call with one of our curators.  

Book a place via Eventbrite here. 

The deadline for applications is midnight on Monday 11 December 2017 

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