Artist Residencies

We offer artist res­i­den­cy oppor­tu­ni­ties to devel­op spe­cif­ic or open-end­ed projects and to test works in progress. For 2021 we have 9 res­i­den­cy opportu

The Island is the longest running project of Artspace Lifespace. We offer artist residency opportunities to develop specific or open-ended projects and to test works in progress.
For 2021 we have 9 residency opportunities across 3 rooms in The Island.
● 3 residencies in the Dance Space
● 3 residencies in the Gallery Space
● 3 residencies in the Circus Training Space

Residencies will be scheduled throughout the year and are subject to room availability and Covid
restrictions. This opportunity is open to artists working across all art forms from Bristol and beyond.
What we offer:
Access to up to 20 hours of space in kind support (free)
A letter of support for funding applications or for your work in general
Your work can be featured on our website
Ongoing artists support from our management team

What we require:
Our Artspace Lifespace logo and website on any publicity, promotion material, PR, images or
video work at the end of the project.
A letter of support for Artspace Lifespace and your experience of working with us
Audience and Participation Data collection

Plus one or more of the below:
A final piece showing (scratch event)
A talk or Q&A open to other artists
Mentoring a young artist (time)

How to apply?
● 200 words outlining your current practice, how you intend to use the space and the benefit you
may gain
● 100 words on why you wish to work with us
● A list of your space requirements (which space you require together with the requested start
and end dates)
● 3 images of your work
● Details of any previous residencies and the work undertaken
● Website and social media links to your work
● Your proposal for your end of residency event which you think best suits your time with
Artspace Lifespace i.e.: talk, artist surgery, mentoring, performance or exhibition.

Applications can be made to

Further details available on