Artist-in-Residence Open Call

West Dean College is pleased to announce an open call for applications to the 2019/20 residency programme.

Co-ordinated alongside the full-time Fine Art programmes at West Dean College, the residency is designed to support contemporary practitioners in developing research projects and studio-based practices. The residencies are informed by West Dean's rich history of supporting skills-based making as well as the legacy of its founder, Edward James, renowned for his support of individual artists and avant-garde collaborations across a variety of creative fields.

The residency programme provides artists with full board accommodation for a three-week period. Studio space is provided, as well as access to a variety of resources and facilities, including the College Library, technical support, the Historic House and the West Dean Archive and Collection. Applications are encouraged from artists whose interests align with a variety of thematic areas related to the College's history and current activities including, but not limited to:

Architecture, Archives and Collections, Conservation, Craft, Dance, Design, Education, Horticulture, Music, Patronage, Publishing, Surrealism, Theatre, and Writing.

For full details and to submit your application please visit

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Gabriele Beveridge 'Cosmetic Universals Choke I' Seventeen Gallery 2018. Beveridge made the photograms for her solo exhibition 'Live Dead World' during her residency in 2017.
Image from Florence Peake's RITE developed during her residency at West Dean College in 2017. Photo by Barney Hindle.
Tamara Henderson at West Dean College during her residency in 2018. Photo by Barney Hindle
Caroline Achaintre 'Fantomas' installation view, DLWP 2018. The ceramic work for this exhibition was made during Achaintre's residency at West Dean in 2017. Photo by Rob Harris.