Open Call: The Art House and ROSL International Residencies

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) and The Art House are seeking proposals from early- to mid-career artists who would like to take up a two-month supported residency at the Art House purpose-built studios in Wakefield.

Thank you for your interest in this opportunity. The deadline for 2019’s residency has now passed and the panel is reviewing submitted applications. 

Open Call – International residency with a commonwealth focus providing development & exhibition opportunities for visual artists. This opportunity is open to artists living and working in commonwealth (or former commonwealth) countries who have not yet exhibited or studied in the UK.

Residency dates: 2 Sept – 1 November 2019. 

The residency offers:

  • Fully covered travel costs
  • Fully covered visa costs
  • Living costs covered with a per diem
  • Free studio space in The Art House
  • Free access to a fully equipped print studio, with screen print, etching and laser cutter
  • An opportunity to show either a new body of work created during the residency, or work in progress in The Art House exhibition space.
  • Coaching and mentoring through 1-2-1 sessions with our team to support artists to develop their critical understanding of their artistic practice, marketing, and develop audiences for their work.
  • A funded visit to ROSL London and opportunity to see the art scene of the capital over Frieze week.

Proposals are welcomed from artists working in all types of contemporary visual art practice, including photography, new media, fine art, artists’ moving image, live art, crafts, design, architecture, site-specific, socially engaged and interdisciplinary practices. ROSL and The Art House are committed to developing and supporting contemporary art practice and critical debate around it. We are accepting proposals from artists at all stages of their development and are particularly interested in artists who want to experiment, innovate and extend their practice.

Shortlisted artists will engage in an initial skype conversation with ROSL and The Art House to explore your aspirations for this programme, and what other support may be needed and available. Both organisations are happy to discuss flexibility if any aspect of the offer needs adapting to suit your needs. Following the conversation, an offer of the residency may be made.

About ROSL Arts
ROSL works within the original mandate of its founder to ‘maintain social and cultural links worldwide’ and through their ROSL International Residencies they look to bring global creativity to the UK.

Hear from the Artists

Watch our Residency Film and hear from 2018 alumni Joey Chin and Buhle Wonder Mbambo about their time in Wakefield.


Submit an application

Head to CuratorSpace for more information and to submit an application.

If you need to apply in a different format for accessibility reasons, please contact The Art House.

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Solo residencies at The Art House, Wakefield.