Summer Residencies Call-out 2020
We are inviting proposals for Studio4 Residencies at Chisenhale Studios. Residencies will take place between April and September 2020, ranging between four and six weeks depending on your project needs (special exceptions can be made on timescales depending on need).
The residencies provide free use of the Studio4 Project Space to artists seeking a short-term studio to develop an idea or execute a project. The aim of each residency is to provide opportunity for a visual artist to experiment with new work or ideas in a fresh, uncluttered space that facilitates sharing and participation while making artistic processes visible to new audiences.
In exchange for use of the studio, the artist undertaking each residency is expected to engage a wider artistic network as well as people who live and work in our local area, involving them in the artistic process through the development of the work itself or a few small public events, showings, workshops, studio conversations etc. Ideally, smaller open-door sessions could also happen during the residency, as an opportunity to engage with other Chisenhale members.
To apply, please write to tell us about the project or idea you’d like to work on, why you need this free short-term studio to realise it and how you will engage people outside of Chisenhale Art Place during the residency. It would be helpful to include what benefit you think will be gained by those audiences and the impact it will have on your practice. Please state your anticipated duration in the studio and any time preference over the summer.
Please note that Studio4 is on the first floor and the building unfortunately has no lift. Studio events should be suitable for small audiences of up to 50 people. We also have a more accessible ground floor education room which could also be made available for public activities.
Applications are due by 12pm (noon) 20th February 2020. Interviews for short-listed applicants will be held 2nd March.
Submission will only be accepted in the following format:
- Proposal of project idea, including detail of information requested above. One or two A4 pages, minimum font size 11.
- Current CV. No more than two A4 pages giving current and relevant experience.
- Supporting images. Text and images from previous projects or illustrating your proposal. No more than three A4 pages, with images saved at a low resolution. You may also include links to other media, but we will only view/listen to two minutes of content, so if submitting sound/video please give extracts or note which part you want us to look at. Your website address could be added for additional info, but we can’t guarantee we’ll be able to look at it.
Please combine all the above into one pdf file, clearly marked your name.
We will not accept submissions that exceed 7 pages and 5MB file size.
Submissions and queries to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ve had some fantastic projects realised in Studio4, the three most recent with Nadia Voorham & Victoria Kaldan, Christopher Collier, Camilla Brendon and Ben McDonnell.
Image: Camilla Brendon, Studio4 Residency Summer 2019