Artists in Residence

Dates of residency: Dates available over June, August and September 2016
AiR 1: June 6th- July 4th
AiR 2: August 8th- September 5th
AiR 3: September 5th – October 3rd

Cost: £560 per month

Application deadlines: Applications are assessed on an ongoing basis however the last deadline for this opportunity is 9am on 2nd of May 2016, with some places already booked so don’t hold back!

The programme follows the calendar month, starting generally on the first Monday and running for four weeks. Artists must be in residence for a least one month. The residency is self-led, with opportunities for peer-to-peer exchange through working in an open plan studio and shared living accommodation.

This programme is open to artists working in any medium, but proposals should demonstrate how the location and/or facilities of SSW will benefit their work. The programme costs £560 per month, to be paid by the artist. Materials and consumables are subject to further charges. Access to all areas, including the foundry, technical support and studio space are provided, alongside self-catering accommodation. Artists are asked to participate in the SSW community while in residency, and to give a presentation of their work. SSW also encourages artist-led activity with SSW or local residents. Please enquire with the office for further information and support available.

Emerging Artists spaces are also available, but are limited to one EA artist per month. You may request to be considered as an EA resident if you are a student or recent graduate; BA up to 18 months after graduation, and MA up to 12 months after graduation.

For further information please contact Yvonne – yvonne@ssw.org.uk/ 01464 861372.


To apply please submit the following Documentation:

  •  SSW Application Form
  • A cover letter stating your intent and reasons for applying to the SSW programme(500 words max.)
  • A short statement regarding your work (500 words max.)
  • Up to date resume/CV
  • A digital portfolio (4 – 6 work samples, e.g. images, text samples or links to online content)

All supporting documentation should be within one PDF document no larger than 6MB.

Applications should be emailed to yvonne@ssw.org.uk, and should have the title of the residency programme in the subject heading.


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