Merchants Artspace ( M.A.S.)

Name of Residency: Stone Litho Residency UK

The residency programme allows competent printmakers to develop their practice in a well equipped  litho studio in a restored Victorian mill. Technical assistance will be available for part of the residency. The studio has a well lit gallery space and a large collection of prints. Artists have easy access to the rest of the South West – Bath, Bristol and a multitude of galleries and museums  & other printshops. The residency will culminate with an exhibition in the studio’s gallery and artists are advised to bring previous work which will be displayed in the gallery’s frames.

Residency Programme since: N/A
Description of Organisation:

M.A.S. is a large and well equipped printmaking studio based at the beautiful Silk Mill in Frome, Somerset UK which is a thriving and creative town in South West England. Residencies are available in 2 week blocks and include an exhibition & Private View in the studio’s gallery space. Specialising in Stone lithography M.A.S. has 4 large direct litho presses including a Bete A Cornes – French wooden press as well as a large selection of stones.

Organisation founded in: 2019
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Private company
Working Languages:
  • English
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 2
  • Months: 1
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 2
Studio type and size: Live/work studio
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Shared studio / workplace
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
  • Printmaking facilities
  • Technical assistance
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: Yes
If yes, please specify: We organise accommodation for the artist which is included in the fee
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Does your residency uphold partnerships beneficial to resident artists? : No
    Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: No
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    If yes, what is the residency fee? (in your local currency): £600 for 2 weeks including accommodation and all materials
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Food
    Expenses paid by the organisation:
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    Selection process: N/A
    Setting: Both
    Nearest Airport: Bristol
    Nearest Train Station: Frome BR
    How to reach by plane: Train or bus
    How to reach by train: Short walk
    How to reach by car: Car parking available. Frome is easily accessible via the A36
    Street & Number: Silk Mill West, Merchants Barton
    Postal Code: BA11 1PT
    City: Frome
    Country long: United-Kingdom
    Silk Mill West, Merchants Barton
    Frome BA11 1PT GBR
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