Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop

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The Foundation is offering one artist access for three months to one of its spectacular 350 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space upstairs.

The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop currently cannot provide housing for its residency programme however we will do everything we can to help direct the selected artist to find a place to stay in London.

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.

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 (ca. 35 sqm),

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, website and/or newsletters.

Past resident artists include Shinuk Suh, Sanne Vaassen, ubada muti, Solveig Settemsdal, Bianca Barandun, Thomas Garnon, Emma Corrall, Thomas Langley, Morgan Wills, Harrison Pearce and Jose Carlos Naranjo. We have been excited and delighted to see our residents move on to solo shows, awards, and further residency programmes.

Residency Programme since: 2015
Description of Organisation:

The objectives of Workshop Foundation are to promote the arts and the advancement of artistic practice and innovation. Workshop Foundation achieves this by creating essential opportunities for emerging and mid-career artists of all ages and backgrounds, as well as curators, by providing space and time for exhibitions, residencies, arts education and public programs. Workshop Foundation also establishes and maintains outwardly engaged and meaningful experiences by providing free access to these programs for public benefit.

Workshop Foundation was started by Stacie McCormick on the long held belief that the arts are central to society and in significant need of support. The arts have the capacity to alter our future, sometimes radically or physically and, most often, by simply enhancing our time on earth. With a real understanding of the central role that artists play in changing and shaping our experience of the world, McCormick has spent years developing a way to provide space and time, without commercial constraints.

The driving spirit of the Foundation is based on four principles: space, time, rigor and integrity. By filtering all activities through these principals we feel certain to grow and expand so that we can support all our programs and significantly nurture the arts.

If you would like to support the Foundation please contact info@unit1gallery-workshop.com.

Organisation founded in: 2015
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Foundation
  • Artist-Run
  • Independent Association/Foundation
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Exhibition at end of residency
Duration of residency:
  • Months: 3
Number of studios: 1
Number of artists in residence at one time: 1
Studio type and size: Private studio
Accommodation type:
No accommodation offered
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Visual Art
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Theatre
  • Performing Arts
  • Textile Art
  • Music
  • Literature
  • New Media
  • Photography
  • Other
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private studio / workplace
  • Kitchen
  • Internet
What artistic facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Exhibition space
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
If your residency does not include accommodation, do you assist artists in finding accommodation?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • N/A
  • Application process: Open call
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: No
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • Exhibition
    • Donation of artwork
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Workshops
    • Exhibition
    • Open Studios
    Selection process: By staff
    Setting: Urban
    Nearest Airport: London Heathrow, City Airport, Luton, Stansted
    Nearest Train Station: Sheperds’s Bush, Latimer Road
    Street & Number: Unit 1, 1 Bard Road
    Postal Code: W10 6TP
    City: London
    Country long: United-Kingdom
    Unit 1, 1 Bard Road
    London W10 6TP GBR
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