Changemaker Residency

Alongside our artist residencies, which we have been running for several years, in 2019 we are offering further residencies to support changemakers. These week-long, funded residencies are open to individuals or organisations who are working to transform the world.

By supporting changemakers, Hawkwood aims to support social and ecological justice, and new ways of thinking and being, in order to catalyse positive change for the future.

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The solutions to the societal, cultural and environmental challenges we face are bound to come from bold innovative thinkers.

Based in beautiful surroundings near Stroud, in southwest England, Hawkwood’s residencies offer a period of project incubation, allowing changemakers to focus entirely on the development of work, away from the demands of everyday life and within a relaxing environment. Residencies can be used to advance an emerging proposal, to expand on an existing project, or as an opportunity to step back and take stock.

The creation

of new projects

The expansion

of existing work

Our residencies have the intention to support social entrepreneurs, researchers or anyone who is working to harness the power of ideas in order to create positive social change or protect our planet.

The residency invites thinkers, innovators, practitioners, and others whose work is grounded in:

Social Change

Social Justice & Equity

Ecology

In 2018 we launched our crowdfunding campaign #LostPicasso to help fund our residencies. This was completed in just 32 days and raised £7,027, plus another £5,000 through the Arts Council. A big thank you to our 148 supporters, we are very grateful for your sponsorship. If you would like to help us continue our efforts towards creating real change, we would love to hear from you.

Residency Details

Changemakers are provided with full bed and board and a working space for one week, Monday – Friday.  If appropriate, we offer the opportunity to showcase work as part of our events programme, and we can host informal exhibitions.

Please note that, although there is no deadline, applications are only reviewed quarterly, in January, April, July and October. Please also note that we are unable to support any aspect of political activism.

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

Grounds & Gardens

Walking around the grounds will reveal all kinds of interesting secrets, from pumpkins and figs in the garden to the fresh natural spring (taste the water!) and giant sycamore tree.

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Courses & Events

We have a huge range of creative and inspiring events: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved in social change, reconnect with nature, learn about emotional healing and presencing, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, theatre work, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or for an embroidery course.

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Application Form

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