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SVA Residency Invitation to Young Artists (Expired)

Artists (18-25 yrs) are invited to submit project proposals for a residency at SVA

This project offers an opportunity for young artists (18-25yrs old) to take residence in the gallery for 2 weeks to make and show new work. The two residency dates are 8th – 21st February and 23rd February – 8th March. If you are not able to apply now, there maybe further opportunities later in the year, so keep an eye out on social media.

The deadline for submission: Wednesday 6th January 2021.

Engagement with public

SVA aims for the gallery to be open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays 10am -4pm. This will be subject to change based on the latest Covid 19 rules so it maybe that the residency takes place without any public being able to enter the space. However engagement with the public can take place through the highly visible street facing gallery windows. Social distancing provides artists with an opportunity to experimentally engage with people passing by and possibly using the window as space for visual imagery, projections, sound transmissions or performance.

To see recent artist projects in the gallery visit SVA ‘s website here.

Digital storytelling

SVA has invested more time in creating digital stories about the projects which have taken place during the pandemic to share with safe distancing audiences. The aim is for the resident artist to work with SVA tp produce a series of Instagram 1minute films and a 10 minute film which will document the residency and be shared online with wider audiences who cannot visit the gallery.


SVA will offer the gallery for 2 weeks for a residency with a £300 fee to contribute to production costs. If you are not a locally based artist SVA maybe be able to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs (depending on Covid rules). All other residency costs would be the responsibility of the artist.


SVA will use existing marketing resources to support the residency programme. Artist will be asked to upload and share website/ social media posts and links and display SVA logos on publicity.

How to apply

To apply we require ONE of the following:
• 1 A4 page maximum describing why you want to apply for this residency
• A short film (6 mins max) explaining why you want to apply for this residency (NB: keep this simple - a single camera view and shot on a phone camera )
• An audio document (6 mins max) explaining why you want to apply for this residency

Included in this should be:
• Why now this a good time for you to do this residency
• What barriers you have faced to developing your work over the last 9 months
• How this residency might help you to try out new ideas in a socially distanced studio/gallery environment

We also require 3 examples of your work. These could be in any combination of J.peg attachments or web links.

Please email your application to with the heading ‘Gallery Residency Application’. Please include your full name and phone no in the email.Deadline for submission: Wednesday 6th January 2021

For more informatiion visit:


Saturday 2 January, 2021
Wednesday 6 January, 2021
Venue Address
4 John Street, Stroud, Glos, GL5 2HA

South West , Stroud

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