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Royal Over-Seas League / Art House International Residency Programme (UK)

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The Art House (TAH) and the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) announce the return of their UK-based residency opportunity for artists living and working in commonwealth (or former commonwealth) countries, the US, EU and EEA countries or Switzerland who have not yet exhibited or worked in the UK. The residency will take place between September–November 2023.

TAH and ROSL are seeking proposals from artists who would like to take up a two-month supported residency at TAH’s purpose-built accessible studios in Wakefield. The opportunity is to help develop the practice of artists living and working internationally who have not yet worked or exhibited in the UK. The successful artist(s) is not required to make an object or exhibition, but they will receive curatorial and technical advice if required.

The residency offers:

  • Fully covered travel costs.
  • Fully covered visa costs.
  • Living costs covered with a per diem.
  • Free studio space and accommodation in The Art House.
  • Free access to a fully equipped Print Studio, with screen print, etching and laser cutter | Free access to a fully equipped Ceramic Studio | Free access to a fully equipped Darkroom – each includes the support of an onsite technician.
  • An opportunity to discuss showing either an existing or a new body of work created during the residency, or work in progress at TAH as part of an Open Studio, or potentially elsewhere at TAH.
  • Material and UK travel budget.
  • Artists are encouraged to keep a residency blog/or help share activities on social media, and take part in a film to document the residency.
  • Coaching and mentoring are available through 1-2-1 sessions with the Programme team to support artists to develop their critical understanding of their artistic practice, marketing, and developing audiences for their work.
  • A supported and funded visit to ROSL London, up to a week’s stay in central London, and the opportunity to see the art scene of the capital over Frieze Art Fair week.

Proposals are welcomed from artists working in all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, artists’ moving image, sculpture, live art, crafts, design, architecture, site-specific, socially engaged and interdisciplinary practices.


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