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Artist Residencies

Supported by the F W Reckitt Arts Trust


Hawkwood welcomes around 100 artists a year across varied artists disciplines. Residencies generally last 5 days and take place Monday to Friday. The programme is supported by The FWR Arts Trust.

To be eligible for this programme you need to be both:

1] A professional artist, which means that you are engaged in your artistic pursuits and perhaps trained for them. You should be known for that work, and earn income from it.


2] Your financial situation is such that you cannot afford to take up this residency at the full cost of £100 per 24 hours, bed and board, and require financial assistance towards that cost.

We reserve the right to request further information.

To apply please download this pdf form and send it, along with your CV to Alicia Carey, Principal, Hawkwood College, Painswick Old Road, Stroud. GL6 7QW. Applications are open on a rolling basis.

If you are applying as a group, please let us know the amount of people in the group.

We welcome applications from all genres of the arts including music, visual arts, performance arts, writers, sculptors etc. With regards to theatre we can no accept applications from theatre practitioners who wish to rehearse an already written play.


Background information on our Artist Residency Programme

In 2016, we launched our Artist Residency Programme at Hawkwood. We believe this programme will have national impact across a range of art forms and provide artists, musicians, writers, theatre practitioners and cross disciplinary artists the opportunity to come and stay at Hawkwood and create work.

We are fortunate in being supported for this programme by The FWR Arts Trust who provide substantial funding towards board and lodging for the artists.  Hawkwood supplies a working space (usually in our arts studios) and curates the artists and projects who come. By offering professional artists time and space away from their usual environment and obligations we can provide a time of reflection, research, collaboration, presentation and/or production. We will be welcoming individuals and groups of artists for short periods throughout the year.

If appropriate, we offer the opportunity to showcase work as part of our events programme or host informal exhibitions. We are also delighted to be working in partnership with local, regional and national organisations on this programme creating a cultural hub in the heart of the Cotswolds supporting creative professionals of all ages. Regular partners include Strike a Light Gloucester, The Roundhouse and The Royal Court Theatre.


“The week long residency at Hawkwood has enabled me to devise and write the first fifteen minutes of a one woman show which I hope to secure funding for to further develop. As an artist I rely entirely on seed funding such as this to be able to financially kick start a project and I am hugely grateful to Hawkwood and The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust. 

The rehearsal room is light all day and warm, so is the perfect environment for making new work. The food is the highest quality and made with passion, it fuelled myself and my team physically and mentally, having the right stuff in our bodies definitely helped the work progress”  Elise Heaven, theatre practitioner”.

“It's Nabhaan here from the Boys Project. Just wanted to say for myself and a lot of the boys who spent the last week at Hawkwood, that the week was absolutely fantastic. Not only was it a welcome break from our daily lives but a lot of our best work, personally and as a group came out of it. The staff, chefs and overall experience certainly played a big role.”  Nabhaan, from The Royal Court Theatre’s : The Boys Project Click here to see their film