Apply for the Making Room Residency

a space’ arts are pleased to announce the Mak­ing Room Res­i­den­cy, which will offer a ful­ly fund­ed stu­dio res­i­den­cy for local artists

At 'a space' arts, we recognise the barriers artists face in having access to a dedicated workspace for their practice and in our commitment to supporting accessibility for all of Southampton’s visual artist community, we are pleased to announce our new programme 'the Making Room Residency’.

Between 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023, we’re offering four visual artists a three month fully funded studio residency for artists in the local area in addition to support from the ‘a space’ arts team and resources including 1-to-1’s, access to Arch 04 Testing Space and the chance to develop content with our communications team. The Making Room Residency will specifically look to address the imbalances of the arts sector by supporting artists who experience racism, come from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds, identify as neurodivergent, disabled or D/deaf, and those with caring responsibilities, removing the limitations and pressures funding or inaccessible space can often present.

Applications for the Making Room Residency close on Monday 14th March

Download the full brief here

What we will offer

Included in the Making Room Residency we offer artists:

- Studio 2 in Arch 10
- 3 monthly 1-to-1 artist development meetings with ‘a space’ arts Artist Development Officer Mary Cork
- Access to Arch 04 Testing Space for up to 21 days
Sharing of work at the end of the residency (this is optional):
- An exhibition in Arch 04
- A video interview about your work/practice for promoting/sharing
- Fast-tracking on the Arches Studios waiting list if you would like to rent a studio in the facility longer-term.

To apply for Making Room

Please respond to the below questions (Either in writing (maximum 100 words per question) or video/voice recording (3min maximum length)

- Please give a short introduction to you and your practice
- Please outline work/projects you intend to develop in the residency period
- Please outline how will Making Room residency will benefit your practice
- Either a link to your website, or a social media page, or 4 examples of recent work (these can be photos) – either option is fine we just need to see examples of your work
- Please give your first and second choice of time period for the Making Room Residency:

1st April 2022 – 30th June 2022
1st July 2022 – 30th September 2022
1st October 2022 – 31st December 2022
1st January 2022 – 31st March 2023

Please email your responses to by Monday 14th March 2022 at 9am.