Cavendish Arts Science: art residency in Great Britain

Sector: Culture and creative industries
Type: Residency
Deadline: Finished
Organiser: Other

This is an opportunity to go on residency in the UK to create bold work that rethinks the interaction between art and science. Get inspired by the collaboration with the Cavendish Laboratory for Physics and Girton College

Organisers will provide you with a stipend of GBP 10,000, free accommodation and a comfortable workplace. The residency will last up to a year and start in October. You can bring along your family.

Previous Cavendish Arts Science Fellows include experimental filmmaker Logan Dandridge, artist and composer Ain Bailey, and others.

The programme is managed by the Girton College. This is one of thousands of EU opportunities for Ukraine.

More about the residency

What do I get?
  • A one-year artistic residency in Cambridge, where you will have a comfortable workspace and access to the Cavendish Laboratory for Physics.
  • A stipend of GBP 10,000 to cover per diems during your stay in Cambridge.
  • Free accommodation and meals.
  • Up to GBP 3,000 on visa and return tickets. 
  • GBP 10,000 to cover the production costs.
  • Networking and collaboration opportunities with academics and researchers.
Can I apply?

This is a residency for adventurous artists who:

  • Are of full age and are out of full-time education.
  • Work with any art.
  • Explore the interaction of art and science.
  • Experiment, develop alternative ways of knowing the world and destroy the status quo.
  • Know English. 

Check the answers to frequently asked questions at the link.

What do I need to apply?
  • Application form completed in English.
  • Work samples.
  • Motivation — up to 300 words or a recording of up to 2 minutes.
  • A description of a project you have previously worked on that fits the programme ethos — up to 500 words or a recording of up to 3 minutes.
  • An explanation of how the stipend will contribute to the development of your artistic practice — up to 500 words or a recording of up to 3 minutes.
How do I apply?

By 16 May, submit the application form

If your application is successful, the organisers will invite you to an online interview in July. Unfortunately, the organisers will not explain why they don't choose your application.

Good to know
  • You can apply with other artists, but you will receive only one stipend.
  • You will need to apply for a UK visa. More about the requirements on the website.

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