The Art House / ROSL > International Residency for Artists from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth Countries (UK)

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) works with the The Art House in Wakefield to provide two residencies each year for artists who are from Commonwealth or former Commonwealth countries, and who have never studied or exhibited in the UK. The two-month residencies are fully funded and focus on networking and creative development with opportunities for artists to share their work with a UK audience. The residency dates are 6 September - 29 October 2021. (Note that the 2020 session was cancelled due to COVID-19.)

On offer:

  • Fully covered travel and visa costs.

  • Living costs covered with a per diem.

  • Free studio space in The Art House.

  • Free access to a fully equipped print studio, with screen print, etching and laser cutter.

  • An opportunity to show either a new body of work created during the residency, or work in progress in The Art House.

  • Coaching and mentoring through 1-2-1 sessions with our team to support artists to develop their critical understanding of their artistic practice, marketing, and develop audiences for their work.

  • A funded visit to ROSL London and opportunity to see the art scene of the capital over Frieze week.

Proposals are welcomed from artists working in all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, artists’ moving image, live art, crafts, design, architecture, site-specific, socially engaged and interdisciplinary practices. Artists working in digital media are also encouraged to apply. ROSL and The Art House are committed to developing and supporting contemporary art practice and critical debate around it. They are accepting proposals from artists at all stages of their development and are particularly interested in artists who want to experiment, innovate and extend their practice.

Deadline (extended): 9 August 2020

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