Artist Residencies 2023

Arts Depot

What can you receive?
£1,000 seed funding, rehearsal space + support


15 May 2023

artsdepot’s Artist Residency programme is now open for applications! Here’s everything you need to know:

Successful applicants will be given space, time and seed funding to develop a project at artsdepot. Artists and companies on our Residency programme will become members of our artist alumni network, and offered guaranteed places for all our artist development workshops with industry professionals throughout the year.

Who can apply?

Artists and companies at any stage in their career are welcome to apply for our residency programme. Whether you’re emerging, mid-career or established, if you have a new idea you’re keen to explore, we want to hear from you.

We particularly encourage applications from performance-makers from African, Caribbean, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern Diasporas, performance-makers of mixed heritage, queer performance-makers, D/deaf performance-makers, disabled performance-makers and performance-makers from working class backgrounds.

We’re committing to supporting the development of the projects on our residency programme over the next 3-year period, so the support listed below can be spread across that time:

Residency artists will receive:

  • Rehearsal Space: Artists can apply for up to 4 weeks rehearsal space as support in kind to develop their artistic idea. This can be flexible around the needs of your project. For example, you can have your first week with us to focus on script development and funding applications, then return 6 months later to rehearse for 2 weeks, then return a month later to focus on the projects next steps.
  • £1,000 seed funding.
  • Access to support from the artsdepot team. Tailored to the needs of your project, this may be in the form of a letter of support for an Arts Council application, advice on approaching venues for programming or connecting artists with local communities around artsdepot for participatory events.
  • Free access to artsdepot’s programme of Artist Development workshops throughout the 23/24 academic year.

More info and to apply

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