Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London
The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its spectacular 350 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. 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 applicants will also be considered for the new Radical Residency® programme.
The alternative Studio Practice Grant of £1,500 is an initiative to support the selected applicant in the case the Solo Residency Programme cannot be carried out due to COVID-19 related issues, limitations and/or guidelines.
The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. 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.
APPLY NOW FOR THE SOLO RESIDENCY / STUDIO PRACTICE GRANT (SEP-NOV 2020)
The result will be announced on the gallery’s website and on social media one month before the start of the residency. The selected artist will also receive a direct email. Due to the high number of application we will not be able to provide personal feedback.
The application cost is £35. This donation allows Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop to continue supporting future art residencies.
Criteria for selection:
- Applicants must be contemporary practitioners in fine art (painting, drawing, sculpture, design, conceptual, film or cross-disciplinary work),
- 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.
What we offer:
- A three-month free studio of 350 square foot,
- An end-of-residency solo exhibition organised by Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop curator in the studio space upstairs,
- An induction session (for international resident artist) to discover the London art scene,
- Guidance from Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop director,
- Support to the resident artist to organise open studio, artist talk or other events,
- Letters of recommendation for funding applications,
- Artist membership in Workshop Foundation,
- The progress of the residency programme will be advertised on the gallery’s social media accounts, newsletter and website.
Past resident artists include Sarah Dwyer, Shinuk Suh, Sanne Vaassen, ubada muti, Solveig Settemsdal, Bianca Barandun, Thomas Garnon, Emma Corrall, Thomas Langley, Morgan Wills, Harrison Pearce and José Carlos Naranjo. We have been excited and delighted to see our residents move on to solo shows, awards, and further residency programmes.
READ MORE ABOUT OUR CURRENT ARTIST IN RESIDENCE