Open Call: The Art House & ROSL International Residency 2020

The Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL) and The Art House are seeking proposals from artists who would like to take up a two-month supported residency at The Art House purpose-built studios in Wakefield. (Postponed to 2021)

International Artist Residency Open Call:

International residency with a commonwealth focus providing development & exhibition opportunities for visual artists.

The opportunity is designed to help develop the practice of an early- to mid-career artist. Open to artists living and working in commonwealth (or former commonwealth) countries who have not yet exhibited or studied in the UK.

Residency dates: POSTPONED UNTIL 2021

Please note: Due to travel restrictions caused by Covid-19, the decision has been made to postpone this residency by 1 year. All applications submitted will still be considered for the new dates and the application will remain open until 09 August 2020. 


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 screenprint, 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
  • 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 the 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. Artists working in digital media are also encouraged to apply. 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.

Images: Work by Cole Ndelu (top) and Dimple B. Shah (bottom) from their joint 2019 ROSL Residency at The Art House. Taken from the exhibition, A Laboratory for Survival.

Submit an application

Head to CuratorSpace for more information and to submit an application by 09 August 2020.

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

 

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Hear from the Artists

Watch our Residency Film and hear from 2019 alumni Cole Ndelu and Dimple B. Shah about their time in Wakefield.

 

Submit an application

Head to CuratorSpace for more information and to submit an application by 09 August 2020.

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

Apply now
Cole Ndula & Dimple B. Shah, ROSL Residency at the Art House