International Residencies at Fish Factory Art Space, Cornwall, UK

Deadline: n/a  |  Published: 23/03/2018  |  Venue: Fish Factory Art Space  |  City: Penryn  |  Region: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fish Factory Art Space

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The Fish Factory Art Space CIC is offering a rolling programme of 2-4 week residencies at it's venue in Penryn, Cornwall.  Opened in 2011 by local artist Rose Hatcher, the Fish Factory  has  provided a forum for both Cornish emerging artists and international collaborators working in challenging and diverse mediums from interactive installations, to murals, to photomontage, printmaking, music and film. We are  looking for artists that want to engage with our lively and varied programme of contemporary, alternative and innovative visual arts, performance and events.


Fish Factory Art Space inhabits a former sail loft in Penryn, Cornwall, South West England. It houses studios, a small event space/independant gallery, a dark room, small photo studio, a vegan cafe and a shop selling books, comics, zines, prints and more.  Running since 2011 the Fish Factory moved from it's former home on Falmouth Wharves to a new permanent space in Penryn in 2017. 

The diversity of offerings at the Fish have one thing in common: they flourish in the open and welcoming atmosphere the Fish Factory offers. A definite alternative to the corporate mainstream face of modern art today.

We provide you with a desk space in our open plan co-work space, as well access to our b/w darkroom and photography studio. In addition you can take advantage of our vegan cafe, small shop and our acoustic recording studio (by arrangement).

You will have the option of holding a public event and exhibition, but this is not essential as we see this residency as more a way for you to develop a project, network and a chance to experience the Cornish art scene.

We also offer a live/work studio space which provides accommodation at our new 'Baby Fish' studios, just down the road from our main building.

Residency costs without accommodation:

£250 for 2 weeks

£400 for 4 weeks


Residency costs with accommodation:

£375 for 2 weeks

£600 for 4 weeks


You will be required to pay a 50% non-refundable deposit on acceptance of your place. 

Please specify dates you would like to attend in your application.

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Local, National and International emerging and established artists
How much does it cost?
The residency costs from £250 for 2 weeks to £400 for 4 weeks. A 50% non-refundable deposit is payable on acceptance of your place.

This fee does not cover accommodation

Please note- we aren't currently able to offer bursary places, but will work with you on securing bursaries/funding when possible.
Is there a private view / opening?
If you choose to exhibit your work during your residency we will work with you to organise a private view/event. Exhibitions in the gallery are dependant on space being available.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
We are open to the public Thurs- Monday 10am-5pm. Tuesday's are used to take down exhibitions, and Wednesday's to install. We hold our private views on Wednesday night.
Does the location have disabled access?
We currently have two steps into the building at the side with handrails and a portable ramp.
Our toilet has handrails and has been enlarged for wheelchair uses/those with mobility needs.
Please contact us if you have specific access needs.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
We promote our events via our website, social media and mailing list.
Do I need to be present?
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
We will notify you to arrange a date for your residency and payment schedule

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