Artspace Lifespace open 2022 Artist Residency scheme

Artspace Lifespace open 2022 Artist Residency scheme

Posted on: 12 Jan 2022

Artists across Bristol can access free studio space and support to develop new projects and works-in-progress.


Bristol-based creative collective Artspace Lifespace have launched their 2022 Artist Residency scheme, offering local artists a range of resources to help complete their own projects.


The scheme is open to artists working across all forms and disciplines, and will offer free access to studio space, a letter of support from Artspace Lifespace for future funding applications, features on the organisation's website and social media channels, and more.


A full rundown of the conditions and benefits of the residency, along with details on how to apply, can be found here.



Artspace Lifespace is a registered charity, set up to promote art for the benefit of the public through the establishment and maintenance of a range of facilities and equipment.


The team work to provide space for artists from a variety of artistic practices in which they can create work, collaborate, and present/perform their work for the public.


Successful applicants on the 2022 Artist Residency scheme will be offered ongoing support from the Artspace Lifespace management team as they develop new work and/or works-in-progress.


Studio spaces available for residencies include the Park Street Vestibules (city hall building), the Arts Mansion at Ashton Court Manor, and The Island.


Alongside the core residencies, Artspace Lifespace are offering five small bursaries worth between £150 and £350 to artists from underrepresented backgrounds, i.e. those who have experienced racism, faced class barriers or have a disability.


How do I apply?


As part of the residency scheme, Artspace Lifespace require their logo and website included in any publicity, promotional material, PR, images or video work attached to your finished project.


Successful applicants will also be asked to write a letter of support for Artspace Lifespace and their experience working with the organisation once the residency comes to an end.


Residents will be required to take part in either a final piece event, an open Q&A session with other artists, or a mentoring scheme with young artists, as part of the position.


Applicants are asked to write a short statement outlining their current practice, how they intend to use the space and the potential benefits of getting involved with the residency scheme.


Submissions must also include a list of space requirements, three images of previous work, website and social media links, and a proposal for the end-of-residency event chosen from the above options.


Find a full list of criteria and submit your application on the Artspace Lifespace website. To follow news and updates from Artspace Lifespace in 2022, find the team on Twitter.

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