Funded Artists Residency Opportunity for One Year in London from Bow Arts

Bow Arts
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Funded Artists Residency Opportunity for One Year in London from Bow Arts

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Bow Arts invites you to participate at the Creative Knowledge Project which is a 12-month artist residency at the new Lakeside Center, Thamesmead. Bow Arts will provide the resident with the accommodation and studio space through this year-long residency. It's a rare and exciting opportunity for an artist to live and work on the water’s edge of one of the most iconic Brutalist estates of the 1960s, working with the community to explore the potential for their new library building. you can find more information about the library project here.

Eligibility Criteria:

You should have:

  1. Experience of leading workshops and working with a community, or a proven desire to develop this experience with some evidence of steps taken to do so.
  2. A flexible approach to working that bears in mind the focus on the direction of the residency alongside the development of the Library.
  3. Enthusiasm and ideas around exploring the potential for creative learning.

Resident Duties:

The resident should focus on merge the community, with the aim of engaging local residents in the new library and its future-planned activity. The artist will have the opportunity to work with the library architects and fine art makers Rima & McCrae. You can achieve the merging of the community through:

  1. Participatory workshops with local residents.
  2. Ways of engaging local communities into thinking about what a library in the 21st Century means to them and what they want from their local library?
  3. Open studio events that invite residents into the resident artist’s space.

 Note: This opportunity is opened to all media and approaches, though the residency should leave a lasting legacy that reflects local input.


The residency will provide:

  • A live and work residential flat in the Lakeside center for 12 months which is equivalent to £9,920 to cover rent and utilities.
  • Use of a dedicated studio space in the Lakeside Center which is equivalent to £8,958 to cover studio rent and utilities.
  • £10,000 artist fee, to cover the outlay of the artist through the 12 month period.
  • £6,000 for materials and equipment budget.
  • Up to £10,000 outcome budget, for all costs associated with any production, fabrication or tangible outcomes of the residency.

Note: This contract is supported by Bow Arts, Peabody, London Borough of Bexley, with generous financial support from Arts Council England.

About Bow Arts:

Bow Arts was established in 1994 by Marcel Baettig with the kind support of Marc Schimmel, the owner of Bow Road premises and a valued supporter of the arts. This first site, formed of two adjacent buildings, quickly established itself as a thriving artist studio supporting over 100 working artists. In 1995 the Trust became a registered arts and education charity, then by 1998, with the further support of Marc Schimmel alongside an Arts Council England grant, They were able to build the Nunnery Gallery, a contemporary art gallery housed at the heart of their Bow Road site. At the same time, They established their now, award-winning, schools education program. The education program, now working with over 100 schools, offers employment and training opportunities for professional artists in these schools. The artists help young people access education, improve their attainment and learn valuable creative skills.

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Country of residence
Any Country
Both gender
Art, Architecture

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Anyone Interested
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Accommodation, Stipend/ Living allowance
Opportunity will take place in
United Kingdom
Required Documents
CV, Cover Letter, Sample of your work

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
Architecture, Art, Design, and Music
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
No Language Required
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