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3 months
Paid by host 
  • A three-month free studio of 700 square foot,
  • An end-of-residency solo exhibition organized by Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop curators in the studio space upstairs,
  • An introduction session (for international resident artist) to discover the London art scene,
  • Guidance from Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop directors,
  • Support to the resident artist to organize open studio, artist talk or other events,
  • Letters of recommendation for funding applications,
  • Artist membership in Workshop Foundation,
  • The progress of the residency programme will be advertised on the gallery’s social media accounts, newsletter and website.
Paid by artist 

Materials and tools; application fee £35.

Application guidelines 

Artists can apply online. They will be asked to enter basic information as well as attaching a PDF containing the following documents (up to 25MB):
1. An artist statement (300 words)
2. A biography (200 words)
3. A cv (two pages maximum)
4. Ten images of previous works with title, material and year

Terms and conditions:

  • The minimum age to participate is 18 years old.
  • Application fee is £35. The total amount will participate in paying the rent of the residency studio space. If an application has not been successful, the fee will not be reimbursed.
  • Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own health & travel insurance and visa for entry into the United Kingdom.
  • Applicants should be available for interview with Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop via Skype.
  • The result of the open call will be announced on the website and social media accounts of the gallery and the selected artist will receive an email.
  • Due to the high number of applications they are unable to give individual feedbacks to unsuccessful applications.
  • The artist and the gallery will sign a residency agreement a week before the start of the programme. Residency agreement available on request.


Every three months

Unit 1 Gallery Workshop

Unit 1 Gallery Workshop

Studio Residency


Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop is an exhibition space that supports local and international artists by providing them with space and time to contribute in society in meaningful ways. Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop organises exhibitions and residency programmes with the aim to allow artists, curators, and theorists a platform to present their work, share their ideas as well as provide an environment for free thinking and challenging ideas.

The gallery is offering one artist access for three months to one of its 700 square foot studio spaces, with both natural and professional lighting. Working above the gallery space, the successful applicant has the opportunity to network with artists, curators, collectors and the wider public whilst visiting ongoing exhibitions and events organised in the gallery. The residency programme will also provide guidance from gallery directors as well as an end-of-residency solo exhibition organised in the studio space upstairs.

The residency programme is open to artists of all ages and backgrounds including international artists living outside of the United Kingdom. The result will be announced on the gallery’s website and on social media one month before the start of the residency. Criteria for selection:

  • Applicants must be contemporary practitioners in fine art (painting, drawing, sculpture, design, conceptual, film or cross-disciplinary work),
  • Applicants must be able to travel to London for the residency duration,
  • Applicants must be open to collaborate and work with other artists and curators,
  • Applicants should be interested in fostering a relationship with the gallery’s visitors.

Solo exhibition in the studio space, open studio, talks, workshops, social media coverage, network of art professionals.

Accommodation Information 

Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop currently cannot provide housing for its residency programme, however they will do everything they can to help direct the selected artist to find a place to stay in London.

Studio Information 

350 Square Foot (35m2) Studio space, with both natural and professional lighting above the main exhibition space of the gallery.

1 Bard Road
W10 6TP
United Kingdom

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