Gasworks Residency Open Call 2024 (Fully-Funded) – APPLY NOW

Gasworks in London is offering an opportunity for an early-career artist from South Africa or Zimbabwe to participate in an 11-week residency program fully funded by the organization. The residency period will take place from September 30 to December 16, 2024.

Gasworks Residency Open Call 2024
Gasworks Residency Open Call 2024

The primary aim of this residency program is to support professional development, cultural exchange, and artistic experimentation for emerging artists. Gasworks hosts up to sixteen such residencies every year, welcoming artists from across the globe to London.

All the residencies are self-led, non-prescriptive, and process-based, aimed to help artists research and develop new work, engage with the city, and build their networks.

During the residency period, the organization will offer administrative, pastoral, and curatorial support to the residents. However, it is also anticipated that the residents will be self-motivated and take initiative in managing their research and creative output while collaborating with Gasworks.


The artist who is selected will receive the following:

  • A fully accessible private studio at Gasworks with 24-hour access, which will be shared with other resident artists and a community of London-based studio holders.
  • Accommodation in a single room at Gasworks’ Residency House, which is a two-story house. It has three communal bathrooms and a kitchen, which will be shared with other resident artists.
  • An economy return flight and taxi transfers from the artist’s home country to London. This includes one cabin and one hold luggage, along with coverage for all visa costs with support for obtaining the visa.
  • A weekly stipend of £150 intended to cover living expenses in London, as well as a materials budget of up to £800.
  • An unlimited travel prepaid travel card for TFL Zones 1+2 to enable the artist to travel around central London throughout the residency.
  • An event showcasing the work and research developed during the residency called an Open Studio, which will take place on Saturday, 7 December.
  • Access to Gasworks’ basic tools and AV equipment, as per availability.
  • A dedicated residency page featuring a short video interview that will introduce the artist’s work and will be filmed and edited by Gasworks during the residency.
  • Networking opportunities with other artists, curators, and arts professionals along with at least two individual studio visits.
  • Gasworks’ staff support from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday, for administrative, pastoral, and curatorial support.

Eligibility Criteria

The following are the eligibility criteria for the competition:

  • Students from any country are eligible to participate in the competition.
  • Candidates must be under the age of eighteen on the specified date (Candidates for the Junior Prize must be fourteen years old or younger on the specified date.)
  • Each essay must address only one question from a chosen subject category and should not exceed 2000 words, excluding diagrams, tables of data, endnotes, bibliography, or the authorship declaration.

Application Process

Please ensure that your application is compiled into a single PDF file and includes the following:

  • A cover sheet containing your legal name, home or contact address, email, telephone number, as well as any relevant social media handles or website links.
  • A 250-word statement that describes your artistic practice and interests.
  • Provide a 250-word statement describing your proposed plans for the residency in London, including the specific work or research you intend to pursue, even if these plans may be subject to alteration.
  • Up to 15 images or video/sound clips of your recent work, accompanied by clear captions and short descriptions if necessary (up to 100 words per artwork).
  • A CV/Resume with a maximum of 3 pages.
  • Any pertinent documentation, such as articles featu there ring your recent work, exhibitions, or publications.

Please be informed that there is a 10MB size limit for submissions, and any application beyond this limit won’t be accepted. Additionally, your file must be in PDF format. If you choose to provide spoken responses for points 2 and 3 instead of written ones, you may include sound or video file links within the PDF application.

To begin your application, click here.

For more information visit the official website of Gasworks Residency for more information.

Application Deadline

May 20, 2024.



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