Residencies available at Back Lane West project space, Redruth, in 2020

Image Credit: Back Lane West Resource Area

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Deadline Sunday 17 November 2019

Available residency dates:

January: 6th January  - 2nd February

February: 3rd February  - 1st March

March: 2nd - 29th March


We will also accept applications for later in 2020, standard residencies last 4 weeks beginning on the first Monday of the month. 


Costs to the artist: £200


About the residency programme

Back Lane West is a not for profit artist-led space in Redruth, which provides space to test and develop new work, for contemporary artists at any stage of their career. 


Resident artists will have use of our self contained project space and resource area with wifi, books and magazines, A3 printing facilities, a basic tool kit and projector. If artists decide to open the space to the public during their residency period, support for marketing, publicity and hosting will be provided by the Back Lane West team. The team can also be available during the residency period for advice or support depending on the needs of the artist. Residency applications which include a public event or opening will be looked upon favourably, we find that a one night open evening with a talk or screening on the final Thursday of a residency works well. 


Back Lane West very occasionally programmes events such as talks, reading groups and peer led crit sessions take place in the space, if these coincide with a residency period the artist will be contacted in advance to ensure the dates and arrangements are mutually agreeable. These infrequent events are a good way to connect with the local arts community. 


The Application Process

To apply please send the following information to [email protected] with ‘Residency Application’ as the subject line. Please also contact us if you have any questions or concerns.


Approximately 300 words about your practice

Approximately 300 words about why this opportunity is important to you now

A link to an artist website/portfolio

An artist CV as an attachment (if not included on your website)


Deadline for January/February/March  residencies: Midnight, Sunday 17th November 2019

All applicants will be contacted by Friday 24th November 2019


Please note


Back Lane West is not suitable for artists to live in, please get in touch if you're applying from outside Cornwall. We can recommend low cost accomodation nearby and are sometimes able to offer short term hosting at the homes of our directors. 


Back Lane West is a not-for-profit organisation with no regular source of funding - the charge to artists for use of the space supports the basic costs of the space. We are happy to support applications for external funding, with letters of support, and to accept speculative proposals which are reliant on funding to proceed. 






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