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Artist Residencies


Supported by the F W Reckitt Arts Trust

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.

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 a period of up to three weeks in a 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. Applications are open on a rolling basis. To be eligible, you need to be a professional artist and not be able to cover the costs of a residency yourself.

To apply please email Alicia Carey, Principal on alicia.carey@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk and title the email Hawkwood Artist Residency Programme followed by your name. Please provide background on your work, with examples or a CV and explain why a residency would be valuable for you and when you would like your residency to take place.


Special Project Opporunity

The Hawkwood Artist Residency Programme based in the Cotswolds, in partnership with Strike A Light is offering  two mid-week residencies to collaborative and devised theatre ensembles to support artistic development.



What we can offer artists:

We will award two ensembles from the UK a five day residency with £300 seed funding, studio space, plus all board and lodging at Hawkwood College, Stroud.

Artists will have the option to scratch their work during their residency, receive producer support, and potentially to work with our national partners to showcase their work.

Some things to think about:

We are interested in performance that is contemporary, exciting, and has the potential to develop into a finished piece
This process is to develop new work and must not have had significant public exposure prior to this opportunity
The residency aims to give artists the opportunity to have time and space away from their usual environment and obligations and provide a space for reflection, research, collaboration, presentation and/or production
We are particularly interested in receiving applications from artists from diverse backgrounds
If you have a piece in development or a new idea you would like to share, please get in touch.

Send us a CV plus one side of A4 outlining:
What you want to explore during the residency
Who you will work with
What your professional aspirations are and how being part of this opportunity will help you achieve them.
Send it to sally.curzon@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk  and title the email Hawkwood/Strike a Light Devised Theatre Residency.  Application should be submitted by 28th April 2017. 

Successful applicants will be notified by 5th May 2017.  Please note that submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

If you have any further questions, please check the FAQ’s below.
If you can’t find the answer there, email your question to sally.curzon@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk  and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Q: Can I send supporting material alongside my proposal?
A: You do not need to send us anything other than your CV and proposal. Please do NOT send us videos of your work – we will not have the time to look through these.

Q: Do I have to apply with a written proposal or can I use an alternative format?
A: In order to keep the selection as fair as possible, we would like all applicants to submit a written proposal. If you have accessibility needs which make this difficult, please get in touch with us so we can agree a suitable alternative.

Q: What can I spend the seed funding on?
A: Artists fees, producer support, materials for example.

Q: I am part of a company who want to apply; should it be my personal CV or the company’s CV?
A: Please send us the CV which is most relevant to your application. We will not have time to read through multiple CV’s attached to an application.

Q: Can you cover travel?

A: Unfortunately we can’t cover travel to Hawkwood but all studio space, board and lodging is covered

This project is generously supported by


Strike A  Light

The Garrick Charitable Trust  

The F W Reckitt Arts Trust


“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

“Just thought I'd let you know that my big band composition "Badger Cam" which I wrote during my artist residency week at Hawkwood in November has been selected as the winner of the Eddie Harvey arranger's award:

Thanks once again for having me there for the week - it was a fantastic opportunity with great results, as you can see! All the best to you and everyone at Hawkwood” Tom Green, composer and performer


“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