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 FWR 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 period of creative incubation, 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 FWR 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.
To be eligible for this programme you need to be both:
- 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.
- 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.
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.