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Virtual Residency – Together, separately






The virtual residency is a gathering of artists who work in sync, support one another and use a change in pace to think differently about their creative practice.

Now recruiting artists for the following dates:

  • 24-29 January 2021 (Deadline for applications 27 December 2020)
  • 31 January - 5 February 2021 (Deadline for applications 3 January 2021)
  • 14-19 March 2021 (Deadline for applications 7 February 2021)
  • 21- 26 March 2021 (Deadline for applications 14 February 2021)

The residency is mixed discipline. The program welcomes, but is not limited to: visual artists, conceptual artists, video artists, writers, poets, multidisciplinary artists, performance artists, installation artists, photographers

The content of discussions during the residency will be determined by the work undertaken by participants. Some participants might plan to produce deeply conceptual work. For others the process will be more practical. Others will work on a mixture of both. 

The residency is a week-long, intensive undertaking that lasts for six days, beginning Sunday on Friday. Each cohort is a maximum of six participants. We recognise that it is not possible to carry out an in-person program using virtual tools. This program has been made to make the most of the tools we have rather than try to recreate an in-person residency using video. 


The timetable takes place between 10am and 7pm local to Barcelona (CET). Use the Timezone Converter to see times in your location. 
Welcome and introduction (1h on Sunday)
The six participants will introduce themselves, say where they are from, a little about their creative background and state their intention for the week, as well as how they intend to begin that day. Facilitator shares information about the program and the organisation
Plan and Progress (30mins to 1h daily)
Report on progress from the previous day and state a plan for the current day.
Presentations (45mins to 1h daily)
Participants will each give a ten-minute presentation followed by Q&A 
Debriefing (30mins on Friday)
Participants will be asked to share their thoughts surrounding the outcomes of the residency and future plans. 

Participation Requirements

/  Prepare and deliver a ten-minute presentation of their work to fellow residents.
/  Commit to attending all meetings.
/  Allocate the majority of the working day outside the meetings to creative practice. 
/  Actively take part in discussion of others work, seek ways to contribute ideas and offer support to fellow residents.
/  Be willing to listen to the ideas and support from fellow residents regarding their own work.
/  Contribute one ‘daily newsletter’ of inspirational content (text or visual) to be sent to residents (a template will be provided).
/ Abide by our community guidelines.
/ Be familiar with and able to use the platforms Zoom and Telegram. Attention to video calling set up is essential.

A virtual program allows those who cannot travel to take part. However, the residency is also a commitment, and shouldn’t be undertaken unless at least four-to-five hours per day can be set aside to attend meetings and move creative work forward. 

Admission criteria

Active creative practice
Experience of taking part in online groups and calls
Clear desired outcomes for the residency
Ability to take part fully without the interruption of other commitments
Familiar with the language used to discuss the art-making process

Enthusiastic about taking part in a virtual environment


Residency fees are by donation. All donations are considered income and we pay tax on them. The reason we ask for donations, rather than charging fees, is because it means that we can attract a more diverse group of artists.

If every participant were to pay €75 we would cover our running costs. But we realise that this will not be possible for every artist and we encourage them to apply regardless.

Those living in countries with lower per-capita GDP, those who are unemployed or those affected by low-incomes should feel comfortable giving less. If the people that can afford to give more choose to do so they will help us continue this model of inclusion into the future. We continue to work towards a funded model, but have so far struggled to find a resource that will fund a completely global project. If you know of one, please let us know!


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