ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency 2023 open call
Jack Rooney and Anna Reading in conversation during Unknown Journeys, Jack's end of residency exhibition
J D Rooney presenting his work as part of ACAVA Hosts: Studio 13 Residency. Photo by ACAVA Shoots

ACAVA Hosts: Barham Park Studios Residency is a career development opportunity for a socially engaged artist from a Global Majority background to be based at one of our studio communities in North London. Applications are now closed.

A career development opportunity for an artist to be based within one of our studio communities in North London. The artist in residence will receive six months of rent-free studio space, peer-to-peer support, training opportunities and guidance to deliver our Young Artists programme.

We are interested in applications from artists who consider social engagement integral to their practice; who have some experience in working with children from diverse backgrounds; who enjoy working collaboratively; and who would benefit from professional development training to further their practice.

You must be aged 18 or over, based in London and an artist from a Global Majority background to be eligible for this residency.

How to apply

Applications are now closed.

Shortlisting panel

Shortlisting will be conducted by a panel of ACAVA staff members and external culture sector figures:

Becca Pelly-Fry
ACAVA Interim Head of Professional Development

Bolanle Tajudeen
Curator, educator and founder of Black Blossoms

Eliel Jones
Curator, writer and organiser

J D Rooney
Artist and ACAVA Studio 13 Resident 2022

Saskia Dakin
ACAVA Assistant Curator, Professional Development


It is our responsibility to make the application process accessible. If you require this information or any further information in a different format, please get in touch through and you’ll hear back from us.

ACAVA Barham Park Studios
660 Harrow Road
London HA0 2HB

Residency dates:
29 Aug 2023 – 1 Mar 2024

J D Rooney was last year’s resident at Blechynden Street Studios. Watch the video to hear about his experience using a professional studio and his support during the residency.