The Art Station / Britten Pears Arts Residency 2022

Chris Joseph

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The Art Station is pleased to announce a new residency for 2022, in partnership with Britten Pears Arts. We are inviting applications for a 4-week funded studio residency which includes accommodation and will be based between The Art Station studios in Saxmundham, Suffolk and Britten Pears Arts close by in Snape, Suffolk.

Duration: 4 weeks

Fee: £1600 plus £200 for material costs

Key Dates:

Deadline for applications: Friday 16th September

Applicants notified: Monday 26th September

Residency begins: Monday 7th November

End of residency / showcase of work: Friday 2nd December


The Art Station / Britten Pears Arts Residency 2022 aims to provide an artist/creative with the space, time and equipment to experiment and explore new avenues of their creative practice. In order to benefit most from the residency, we are particularly looking for an artist/creative working with sound and/or moving image – or with the intention to develop their practice in these areas.

We are particularly keen to receive applications from those who identify as from marginalised backgrounds based on any protected characteristic including age, racialisation, gender identity or sexuality, disability or long term health condition, pregnancy, maternity or marital status, religion or belief, and class background or class identity.


The Residency offers:

Space to develop your own practice over four weeks with mentoring and support from both Britten Pears Arts and The Art Station. You will be working in The Art Station’s large project space with good natural light, power, heating, and plenty of floor space.

Britten Pears Arts will provide accommodation for the artist during the residency period, along with a space to use for 2 days each week at Britten Pears (located in Snape, a 10 minute drive from The Art Station in Saxmundham). Use of technical equipment will also be provided where possible.

The final week of the residency will include an opportunity to engage with an audience via any of the following: a work in progress exhibition, workshop sessions, a talk or other appropriate interaction which would be promoted and supported by The Art Station and Britten Pears Arts.


About The Art Station

The Art Station is a dynamic charity arts organisation based in Saxmundham, Suffolk – developing and supporting the creative industries in and coastal East Suffolk. The Art Station is using its new venue (an iconic 1950s former telephone exchange) as a base for a diverse art and learning programme for the local community which offers new opportunities to engage with contemporary practice. Along with artist studios, exhibition space and co-working and tech spaces The Art Station is a growing creative hub for the area, providing a positive impact through an increase of economic and cultural activity.



About Britten Pears Arts    

Britten Pears Arts is a music venue, artist development centre, and heritage house, set across our two sites, Snape Maltings and the Red House, on the Suffolk Coast. Our mission is to use music to enhance and improve people’s lives. The Residency programme provides artists with time, space, and resources to play, experiment and make new work. We support artists working across music, visual arts and on interdisciplinary projects. Residencies are designed to achieve both short- and long-term impacts for artists, by simultaneously supporting the development of a specific piece of work, and their own practice.


How to Apply:

Please send an email to with 500 words max (word doc or pdf) on how you would use the residency, and why it would be beneficial to your practice. Please also send a bio/CV (max 2 pages) along with images or links to work. Attachments should not exceed 10MB total.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 16th September.

Please email with any questions.

Applicants will be notified either way on or before Monday 26th September.


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