Residencies at Haarlem Artspace

Our residency programme is open for applications. We are interested in hearing from artists, writers, curatorial groups of all abilities, and at every career stage, working in all art forms. We also welcome producers, directors, academics and those working in creative fields in the broadest sense.

We are particularly interested in hosting those who wish to challenge what contemporary art in a rural context can be, or those who can use the context in which we work to challenge their practice. You can find out about the history of our site here.

We know some people find it difficult to commit to time away. We can provide flexible residencies for weekends or multiple weeks across a 6 - 8 month period to suit these needs. We can also support families wishing to bring children.

We run two residency programmes: funded and independently-funded. To apply, please complete the application form, or join our mailing list for open call opportunities.
Funded Residencies

We will offer residencies once or twice annually via open call, details of these will be shared via our mailing list and art listings. Read about past residencies here.

Independently-funded Residencies

We accept applications from anyone able to meet the costs of a residency through self-funding or the support of academic or other institutions, public funders or foundations. Our residency fees start at £150 a week, depending on the support you need. We can, in some instances, also help you to write an application to support your residency with us.
It’s always a competitive process. We look at your work, and also what you will bring to the studio community. Residencies don’t come with a show in the gallery.

At Haarlem Artspace we have over 40 creatives in our studios, a communal space with a large area for outdoor projects, a gallery and project space, kitchens, as well as a thriving visual-art and writer community. All art forms are considered for our residency programme.

Residencies can take place at any time of year. All residents have 24-hour access to our studios and surrounding grounds, its communal kitchen and library. We can accommodate groups of around 4-5 individuals.

Wirksworth has multiple accommodation options for you to choose from and we can help you source somewhere to stay, either with local families or in private rented accommodation, often at a reduced cost to those advertised.

Arit Emmanuela Etukudo & Penny Newell at Collectivism Residency
Alice Gale-Feeny during Collectivism Residency
Victoria Lucas at Longcliffe Quarry during her residency at Haarlem Artspace