Open Call - Residency & Exhibition Opportunities for Outside In Artists at The Art House Wakefield

Deadline: 19/09/2020

City: Wakefield  |  Region: West Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  The Art House

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The Art House and Outside In are seeking proposals from individual artists who would like to develop and progress their practice through a residency at The Art House’s purpose-built studios in Wakefield. This opportunity is open to Outside In artists working in any medium. Please note, this opportunity is only open to those with an Outside In online gallery or who fit the criteria for the charity. Please note, if the residency needs to be postponed due to the impact of the Coronavirus, then a new date will be found with the selected artist

Residency and exhibition opportunity for Outside In artists at The Art House Wakefield.

The Art House Wakefield is a large studio complex and exhibition space that offers professional residencies for artists across all stages of their career.

Deadline for Applications: Saturday 19th September 2020, 23:59 BST.

We will be selecting one artist for the joint residency. If selected, you will receive:

- An artist's fee of £1500

- A materials budget of up to £750

- Travel expenses of up to £250

- Accessible self-catering accommodation in our flat, within the Art House building

- Studio space in The Art House

- Access to The Art House print studio

- An opportunity to show either a new body of work created during the residency or work in progress in one of our exhibition spaces

- Up to nine days of 1-2-1 mentoring and support during the residency period

- Flexible support from the Art House programme team in producing, developing, and discussing your work and critical practice. We will talk with selected artists prior to the start of the residency and work to develop a programme of support which suits your needs.

The residency duration is planned to be one month, however, we are happy to discuss how the residency offer can be changed to suit your needs.

If you would like to discuss this please get in touch with us by email at:

Important Dates:

Deadline for applications: Saturday 19th September, 23:59 BST

Informing successful applicant: week commencing 12th October 2020

Residency dates: 3rd May-29th May 2021

Exhibition dates: to be confirmed

Please note, if the residency needs to be postponed due to the impact of the Coronavirus, then a new date will be found with the selected artist, and all applicants will be informed.

Who can apply:

- The opportunity is open to artists who have an Outside In online gallery or fit the criteria for the charity

- We welcome proposals from artists working in all types of media including; patnting, drawing, textiles, sculptures, film, installation, etc.

- Artists do not have to be UK residents to apply, and can be based overseas

- Applicants must be over 18

Previous residents at The Art House over the past 24 months:

Sachin Kaeley

Nicola Singh

Laura Yuile

Cole Ndelu

Dimple B Shah

Mathew Parkin 

Maybelle Peters (in residence August 2020)

Michael Beard (in residence July 2020)

Tanya Raabe-Webber (in residence late 2020)

Mitra Saboury

Yelena Popova

Simona Brinkmann

Rich White

Buhle Wonder Mbambo

Joey Chin

Tony Heaton

If you would like assistance with your application or you have questions about our criteria please contact us. We are happy to receive applications in alternative formats. If you like to submit in another format please email or skype that address.

About The Art House

The Art House provides time, space, and support for artists, makers and creative businesses to develop their practice. Artists and audiences of all kinds are invited to engage with the creative process through a year-round programme of residencies, exhibitions, events, workshops, and professional development opportunities.

Established in 1994 by a diverse group of artists, The Art House works across its programmes and projects towards equality of access and higher diversity in contemporary visual arts practice.

The Art House has 50 accessible artists’ studios hosting a wide variety of artists, makers, and creative businesses. The building also contains exhibition spaces, on-site accessible accommodation for creatives, a shop, a café, and meeting rooms. 

The Art House is an NPO (National Portfolio Organisation) with Arts Council England.

Programme Accessibility at The Art House: 

Across all The Art House programmes we support the production of high-quality artwork by artists with a wide range of experiences and abilities. 

The entire building, including studios and artist accommodation, has level access and a range of equipment available to support varying needs. 

The Art House uses the Social Model of Disability, and welcome applications from those who self-identify as disabled. (The Equalities Act 2010 says that a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to work or to carry out day-to-day activities. This is just one possible definition).

Further information is available on our website

About Outside In

Outside In, founded in 2006 at Pallant House, Chichester, aims to provide artists with the support and confidence they need to enter the art world. The organisation’s work covers three main areas: artist development, exhibitions and training. These activities, supported by fundraising and communications, all aim to create a fairer art world by supporting artists, creating opportunities and educating organisations.

Since its inception, the organisation has engaged with more than 5,000 artists traditionally excluded from the mainstream art world, reached a quarter of a million audience members and gained more than 80 partner organisations nationally. It has held more than 50 exhibitions to date and now provides opportunities and support for more than 2,600 artists. In the next three years the charity will work to create a national platform to support the delivery of its programmes. It will do this through working in partnership with key strategic arts organisations across the UK to act as hubs of activity and support.

This residency is kindly supported by Arts Council England.


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
This opportunity is open to artists with an Outside In online gallery, or who fit the criteria for the charity. For more information, please visit
When is the deadline?
The deadline is 19th September 2020 23:59 BST
Does the location have disabled access?
The Art House has level access across its entire building, studios and accommodation included.
How do you decide on proposals?
All submissions will be reviewed by the Outside In and Art House teams.

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