Open Call: 3 months Studio Residency in London from August to November 2019
DetailsDescription of residency program
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is offering one artist access for three months to one of its spectacular 350 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. The next residency session will take place from August to November 2019.
Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space upstairs.
The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom.
The applicants will also be automatically considered for the Radical Residency programme.
Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop currently cannot provide housing for its residency programme however we will do everything we can to help direct the selected artist to find a place to stay in London.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious artist to benefit from a large studio to create a new body of work as large and complex as desired, to experiment, research or take a new direction, and to strengthen a career.
Criteria for selection:
Applicants must be contemporary practitioners in fine art (painting, drawing, sculpture, design, conceptual, film or cross-disciplinary work)
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
What we offer:
A three-month free studio of 350 square foot,
An end-of-residency solo exhibition organised by Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop in the studio space upstairs,
An induction session (for international resident artists) to discover the London art scene,
Guidance from Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop director,
Support to the resident artist to organise open studios, artist talks or other events,
Letters of recommendation for funding applications,
Artist membership in Workshop Foundation,
Past resident artists include ubada muti, Solveig Settemsdal, Bianca Barandun, Thomas Garnon, Emma Corrall, Thomas Langley, Morgan Wills, Harrison Pearce and José Carlos Naranjo.
Fees and support
The application cost is £35. This donation helps Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop to continue supporting future artist residencies.
Expectations towards the artist
Applicants must be able to travel to London for the residency duration,
Applicants must be open to collaborate and work with other artists and curators,
Applicants should be interested in fostering a relationship with the gallery’s visitors.
Applicants are invited to organise an artist talk, open studio or similar event.
20 June 2019
20 August 2019
17 November 2019
Unit 1 Gallery|Workshopinfo@unit1gallery-workshop.com