ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency

Since 2022
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ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency is a career development opportunity for emerging artists with a connection to Staffordshire, Chesire or Shropshire to be based at our studio community in Stoke-on-Trent.

The residencies offer the use of a studio and professional development opportunities within a thriving community of established artists and creatives at ACAVA Spode Works Studios.

ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency is a project run in partnership with Keele University and Three Counties Open Art Exhibition.

How to apply

Every year, three artists-in-residence are selected from the pool of artists who apply to the Three Counties Open exhibition. The next round of applications will take place in the spring of 2024. Check the competition’s website for more details.

ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency 2023 winners

  • Bradley Sweeting
  • Kite Myers
  • Pamela Storey

ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency 2022 winners

  • ACAVA Studio Holders Choice: Phil Mellanby
  • ACAVA Staff Choice: Evie Davis
  • KEELE University & ACAVA Staff Choice: Mark Lippett

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ACAVA Spode Works Studios
Elenora Street
Stoke-on-Trent ST4 1QQ

Call for artists: ACAVA Hosts Three Counties Open Residency

Artists connected to Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire can now apply for ACAVA Hosts: Three Counties Open Residency, a career development opportunity at ACAVA’s vibrant studio community at Spode Works Studios. The winners will be selected from a pool of applicants from this year’s Three Counties Open. Apply by 12 June 2024.

Programme partners

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