3 months
Paid by host:

The visiting residency includes accommodation, studio space, per diems, outreach and materials budget, assistance with the exhibition.

Paid by artist:

Travel, VISA and insurance costs.

Application guidelines:

To apply you must submit the following:

  • Curriculum vitae and short bio in English
  • Motivational letter
  • A copy of your id
  • Examples of your work (3-6 images good quality Jpeg format, slides or photographs)
  • Additional sources of funding for the residency, if any (i.e. travel funds, extra material budget, etc).

Studio Space has become available at Greatmore Studios. Artists in any discipline are invited to apply by sending a short biography, your CV, a motivation letter and images of work to: [email protected].

Mid February each year

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Greatmore Studios

Greatmore Studios


Greatmore Studios offers permanent, visiting, curating and mentoring residencies. Greatmore Studios brings together artists from diverse cultural and national backgrounds in a creative working environment through its residency programmes. The residencies encourage new ideas and stimulate professionalism, creativity and productivity. There are 12 studio spaces allocated for residencies. The residencies are geared towards local and international artists and curators. The mentorship residency is aimed at emerging artists. All other residencies are aimed at mid careered artists. Three times a year, Greatmore Studios offers visiting artists residencies to mid-career artists from across the globe. These 3-month residencies run from January to March, from May to July and from September to November. Greatmore also offers studio spaces for permanent resident artists. Availability, however, is rare. Please contact them for more details. Greatmore also offers mentorship and curatorial residencies from time to time.


Visiting artists are obliged to interact with the permanent residents, give a presentation of their work, participate in the outreach programme and exhibit their work at the end of their stay.

Studio Information

Twelve artists studios, an event space, a social courtyard space, a digital arts facility, an office, kitchen and forecourt are housed at 47 & 49 Greatmore Street, Woodstock, in Cape Town. We also have a four bedroomed house in Observatory for accommodation of out of town visitors.


Woodstock is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. It is located between the docks of Table Bay and the lower slopes of Devil's Peak, about 1 kilometre (0.6 mi) east of the city centre of Cape Town.

Contact information

47-49 Greatmore Street
Woodstock, Cape Town
South Africa

info [at]
applications [at]