8 weeks
Paid by host 

Accommodation, working space

Paid by artist 

£100 per week to cover maintenance costs. Blast Theory runs a bursary scheme that may be available to residents to offset the maintenance cost. This can be negotiated during the application assessment process.

Application guidelines 

The residency programme is aimed at everyone working in similar fields of research and practice to Blast Theory. Applicants should have an established background in their respective fields and should be able to demonstrate how a residency period at Blast Theory will assist the development of your research and practice. They are interested in residents who are engaged with the work of Blast Theory – either at an informal level or more formally as a research residency. Expressions of interest are especially welcomed from individuals working in the following fields:

  • Pervasive and location based gaming and interactive media
  • The use of mobile and portable devices in cultural and artistic practice
  • Games design and theory
  • Narrative design and all forms of digital story telling
  • Video streaming as artistic practice
  • Interdisciplinary and live art practice
  • Experimental and immersive theatre, live art and performance

The organizers aim to support emerging artists and artists based locally where possible.


Blast Theory

Blast Theory


This residency programme is initiated and run by the artists in Blast Theory. It aims to provide a space and uninterrupted time for residents to research and develop new work in a supportive environment. Blast Theory encourages debate and exchange with residents throughout the residency. They can offer the following and take the lead from the needs of each resident:

  • Scheduled mentoring session with a Blast Theory artist if required
  • Professional advice and networking
  • Insights into the company’s history, practice, research & development activities, working methods, business structure and artistic structure – through inclusion in creative and business meetings as and when appropriate
  • A presentation of the residents’ work in progress or practice to Blast Theory
  • Access to equipment and resources

All support can be tailored and focused on individual needs and in the past this has included running game tests, works in progress and talks. The organizers strive to provide a warm, welcoming and creative environment.


Residents are required to write a short summary of their residency, which may be published on Blast Theory’s website. You are invited to blog during your residency which will be shared through Blast Theory’s social networks and with your blessing we will make a short video of your stay.

Accommodation Information 

A small bedsit is provided which is suitable for one person or a couple. A communal shower-room, kitchen and outdoor terrace are also available.

Studio Information 

The studio space is 3.1m x 4.6m with a large south facing window opening onto the wharf.


Located in Portslade, overlooking Shoreham Harbour in Brighton, United Kingdom. It is easily accessible by bus and train to London and has free on-street parking nearby. Gatwick airport is 40 minutes by train.

+44 (0) 1273 413 455

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