Studio 13 Residency

North Kensington
2022

Our Studio 13 Residency is a career development opportunity for artists who consider social engagement integral to their studio practice. The resident receives six-months rent-free access to Studio 13 at our Blechynden Street Studios building, training opportunities and peer-to-peer support.

About the opportunity

This residency is a pilot six-month career development opportunity for artists from minority backgrounds based in London.

In lieu of an artist fee, the residency offers a range of opportunities with a cash value of at least £3,500.
The artist will have the opportunity to develop their studio practise while gaining facilitation experience by delivering co-created workshops to a small group of 6-8 young people as part of our Young Artists programme. Other CPD training will be offered depending on the artist’s individual needs.


Previous residents

2022

J D Rooney

J.D Rooney is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in London. His practice often stems from the complexities regarding feelings of dislocation, longing, and connection from both his Guyanese and Irish heritage; the double-conscious perspective of black and brown bodies in white spaces; and the hope for physical, economic, and political border crossings.

To find out more, read Jack’s Q&A with us here.

Residency related activities

Flourish: Ravel and Unwind (co-facilitator) – May 2022
Young Artists (lead facilitator) – June to September 2022
Artist Talk: In Conversation with J D Rooney – July 2022
Unknown Journeys (studio exhibition) – November 2022

J D Rooney: Unknown Journeys. Studio 13 Residency November 2022. Photographed on behalf of ACAVA by Ashleigh Ramel.
J D Rooney: Unknown Journeys. Studio 13 Residency November 2022. Photographed on behalf of ACAVA by Ashleigh Ramel.
J D Rooney pointing at one of his works and speaking to visitors of his show, in a bright gallery space.
J D Rooney: Unknown Journey. Studio 13 Residency November 2022. Photographed on behalf of ACAVA by Ashleigh Ramel.

Apply

Applications are now closed.

"To be offered the space for 6-months would allow me to creatively exercise in ways that would otherwise be outside of my financial means."

Meet J D Rooney, our Studio 13 Resident

Jack Rooney, Studio 13 Resident 2022 The Studio 13 Residency is our new artist-in-residence programme designed for London-based artists from minority backgrounds who consider social engagement as integral to their