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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Independent Association/Foundation
- Months: 3
- Visual Art
- Performing Arts
- Textile Art
- New Media
- Private studio / workplace
- Exhibition space
- Donation of artwork
- Open Studios