How to apply


Applications are now closed

Applications for our residency programmes are possible through our Open Calls. Artists can apply to the Solo Residency programme with their portfolio (10 images of their work, bio, artist statement and cv). We are only accepting applications through our online system and when there is an Open Call. We are not accepting direct applications via email. All Applicants are automatically considered for future Radical Residencies®.

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Our residency programmes are open to artists of all ages, backgrounds and disciplines, that are not currently enrolled in a university course, including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom.

Applicants are responsible for their own accommodation during the residency and have to ensure they can produce a valid visa for their stay (We can not provide advice on visa, please find further information here). There is no further residency fee apart from the application fee. We currently do not provide a stipend or material budget for production.

  • Please read the full Terms and Conditions here.
  • The application fee is £35. This donation allows Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop to continue supporting residency programmes.
  • Applicants from and living in the ‘Least Developed Countries’, ‘Other Low Income Countries’ and ‘Lower Middle Income Countries and Territories’ on the DAC list are exempt from payment. Applicants from the ‘Upper Middle Income Countries and Territories’ on the DAC list do have to pay the application fee. Please see the DAC list attached here.
  • The result of the Open Call will be announced on the website and social media and shortlisted artists will receive an email.
  • Due to the high number of applications we are unable to give individual feedback to unsuccessful applications.

If you have any more questions regarding the application process, please write us an email.

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop currently supports 25 artists per year and allows them to grow their practice both intensively and professionally through their residency programmes (Solo Residency, Radical Residency, Duo Residency and Writing Residency). The use of a generous studio space and exhibition space accelerates an artist’s practice and fosters a direct relationship with the public. Resident artists are fully engaged members, with responsibilities and commitments to its growth and development. Resident artists are given access to working studio space, in which they are able to create new works, and an exhibition space to allow the public to view these works.