Artists Residency: King John’s House & Museum

Chapel Arts Stu­dios and King John’s House and muse­um, with fund­ing from Test Val­ley Arts Foun­da­tion, are com­ing togeth­er to offer a 2 day residency

Located at the heart of Romsey near the Abbey, the medieval Tudor and Victorian buildings are rich in history. The building we now know as King John’s House, once part of Church Court, was in continuous occupation and use for over 800 years and is surrounded by a beautiful, period-style garden.

The building is full of the traces of its past occupants, from a museum collection of everyday objects and centuries old finds to the prolific medieval graffiti drawn into its plaster walls.

Chapel Arts Studios (CAS), and King John’s House and museum, with funding from Test Valley Arts Foundation, are coming together to offer a 2 day residency to an artist for the weekend of Sat 6th & Sun 7th August 2022.

We welcome proposals for artwork that will engage and inspire the many visitors that come to this special venue, connecting its stories and histories with the present day. The selected artist will create work/install work in the buildings, and/or the gardens creating temporary artwork/installation that will bring a fresh understanding of the space and remain in the memory of its audience.

Proposals can be in any artform (drawing, digital, sound, sculpture, performance etc) but must have an element of engagement/participation with the visiting audience.

King John’s House will be available for artists to visit and research the site free of charge. If you wish to visit for research purposes, please email Mark Udell at with your contact details.

Total 2 x day residency fee of £1000.


2 days @ £250 per day

£200 planning to include one meeting on site

£300 materials/travel

How to Apply

*Please send all content below on one PDF to to include;

- A proposal of no more than one side of A4

- 5 images of work

- CV

Upon application, please fill in our CAS Equality and Inclusion monitoring form which you can find here:

Chapel Arts Studios (CAS) is committed to recruiting, retaining and developing a workforce that reflects at all grades the diverse communities that we serve. It is important that we monitor and analyse diversity information so that we can ensure that our HR processes are fair, transparent, promote equality of opportunity for all employees and applicants, and do not have an adverse impact on any particular group.

Any information provided on this form will be treated as strictly confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. It will not be seen by anybody directly involved in the selection process. No information will be published or used in any way which allows any individual to be identified.

*If it would be helpful for you to apply in another way, we are happy to accept video, or please contact to discuss alternatives

Deadline for application Sun 12th June

Interviews held week commencing 27 June

Decision announced by Fri 8th July

*If you have any further questions, or you wish to discuss the application process please either email us at or phone 01264 608115. Please be aware we are a part time team, so will endeavour to answer as quickly as possible.