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.
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.
Giving back & getting involved with the community
When applying, keep in mind that we are looking for changemakers who are excited to be engaged. We interview our changemakers for our “Stories that Matter” podcast series so people can learn about their work and/or we arrange discussion groups or talks for our local community.
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.
of new projects
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 Justice & Equity
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.
Changemakers are provided with full bed and board and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
South West RSA Fellows: Seed Funding
In April 2019 Hawkwood was granted a Catalyst grant of £2,000 to support 4 changemakers and South West RSA fellows. It was a wonderful opportunity for the fellows to strengthen the network and make new connections. In addition, two further fellows who had applied to our wider residency programme took part of this residency supported by our crowdfund from 2018. The idea behind these residencies was to allow changemakers the opportunity to harness their ideas in the calm atmosphere of Hawkwood, and unique to this partnership was the opportunity for group working and facilitated peer learning processes.
“Thank you RSA and Hawkwood. I am now emboldened, launched and primed.”
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.Read More