Berwick 2017 Residency – Now Open for Applications

Posted: 16th November 2016

Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival are pleased to announce that applications are now open for their annual artist's residency. The residency is for a six-month period beginning in April 2017 and is an opportunity for an artist with a moving image-based practice to create a new work to be premiered at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival between 20th and 24th September 2017.

A bursary of £8,000 as well as private accommodation and studio space in Berwick-upon-Tweed are included.

The residency is an opportunity for a moving image artist to create a new work in Berwick that will benefit from any one of the following:

  • the possibility to spend six months in Berwick to produce new work at a crucial development point within their practice, with Berwick Visual Arts and Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival’s support
  • an interest in investigating the context of Berwick and the wider county of Northumberland


  • an interest in working in response to the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017 programme theme Ultramarine

Applications should demonstrate an initial concept, project or way of working that responds to any or all of these possibilities.

The residency is open to artists currently resident in the UK and Europe or have permission to work in the UK. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to their artistic practice through a track record of creating new work through projects, exhibitions and commissions. The applicant artist must have been out of college (BA graduate) for a minimum of 3 years, or have fully completed an MA or PhD.

Artists are asked to read the full residency guidelines and complete the application form via Curator Space.

APPLICATION DEADLINE is Friday 9th December 2016 at 5pm (UK Time)

Shortlisted artists will be invited for interview in early January 2017 in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Travel expenses will be reimbursed for those artists who are based in the UK. Artists not based in the UK will be invited to undertake an interview via Skype.

Read more about Berwick Visual Arts here

Read more about Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival here, or view the 2016 Festival catalogue here.

Still: Lucy Parker, Persuasion, 2016


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