Artist Residency Programme

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


In 2016, we launched our Artist Residency Programme. This programme has had a national impact across a range of art forms and provides artists, musicians, writers, theatre practitioners and cross disciplinary artists the opportunity to stay at Hawkwood and create work. Our residencies offer a week-long period of creative incubation (Monday – Friday), in which artists can focus entirely on the creative process, away from the demands of everyday life, and provide a welcome opportunity for reflection, research and collaboration. The residencies also allow for the possibility of sharing and discussing work in progress with fellow artists or other interested parties.

We are fortunate in being supported by The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust, who provide substantial funding towards board and lodging for the artists. Hawkwood supplies a working space (usually in our art studios) and curates the artists and projects.

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 which supports creative professionals of all ages. Regular partners include Strike a Light Gloucester, The Roundhouse and The Royal Court Theatre.

Application Process

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 and require financial assistance.

We reserve the right to request further information.

If you are applying as a group, please let us know the amount of people in the group. The application form below should be filled out by the lead contact for the group, we will request information on the other group members at a later date.

We welcome applications from all genres of the arts including music, visual arts, performance arts, writers, sculptors etc. With regards to theatre we cannot accept applications from theatre practitioners who wish to rehearse an already written play.

Please note that, although there is no deadline, applications are only reviewed quarterly, in January, April, July and October.

If you have any queries, please email residencies@hawkwoodcollege.co.uk

Our Partners

Sea Change
Art Shape
The Roundhouse
Complicité
Royal Court Theatre
The London Theatre Consortium
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Cheltenham Music Festival
Battersea Arts Centre
Olivier Mythodrama
Strike A Light
Bristol Old Vic
The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust
Lush
The Royal Society of Arts
English Touring Opera
Julie’s Bicycle
Create Gloucestershire
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Annual Reports

Read about our progress 2018-2019.

Our reports give an overview of the artists and projects which have been developed in 2018 – 2019, supported by The Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust and Hawkwood. We have welcomed a broad range of creative people from diverse backgrounds working on extraordinary projects and have partnered with regional and national organisations.

2018      2019

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  • Any information given will be used only to support Hawkwood's diversity and equal opportunities policy and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. The information will be entered on a computer in Hawkwood and will be kept strictly confidential and separate from your name and your application. Age, gender and ethnicity are only required for monitoring purposes. They are not part of the selection process. The information you give will be retained only for statistical purposes and will be anonymised.
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  • Our residencies normally take place from Monday to Friday. Please let us know when you wish your residency to take place, please list multiple options.
  • (1) A clear and informative summary of your work, i.e. a biography or a CV (2 pages max)
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  • This may be used also as guidelines for Hawkwood in deciding on eligibility. I hereby certify that I, as an individual artist applying for a Residency OR I, as representing a group of artists applying for a Residency fulfil the following conditions for Artists receiving support from the Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust for a Hawkwood Artist Residency: Professional Artists Artists who 1] have devoted most of their training and/or working lives in pursuit of their art and/or craft, 2] are known for their artistic work, 3] intend on the whole to continue with it, and 4] have made a significant portion of their income from that pursuit and that work. In Need Artists who, while not necessarily being in difficult financial circumstances or dire straits, have insufficient income or resources 1] generally to be able to afford to subsidise the time and place away from home necessary to fulfil their work, 2] specifically to pay for the opportunities currently being offered for this Residency, or 3] would need to give up other paid work, such as performing or teaching, for the time necessary to participate in this Residency.
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