Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop Solo Residency Programme

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Solo Residency / Studio Practice Grant

Free studio for 3 months followed by solo exhibition in London

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is now accepting applications for the Solo Residency Programme (September – November 2020). We are offering one artist access for three months to one of our spectacular 350 square foot studios, followed by a solo exhibition in the space. The next residency session will take place from September 2020 to November 2020. Deadline for applications is 20 June 2020.

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The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. 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.

Our current artists in residence are the duo Los Bravú (read more). Past residents were Sarah Dwyer, Shinuk Suh, Sanne Vaassen, ubada muti, Solveig Settemsdal, Bianca Barandun, Thomas Garnon, Emma Corrall, Thomas Langley, Morgan Wills, Harrison Pearce and Jose Carlos Naranjo.

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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 governmental guidelines.

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.

Application deadline
20 June 2020

Residency starts
01 September 2020

Residency ends
30 November 2020


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