MAY 2020 – AUGUST 2021

We are delighted to announce a series of six residencies at the gallery between May 2020 and August 2021. We recently interviewed for the first two residencies to take place between May and October 2020, and will announce the decision soon. The second call for the remaining four residencies will be advertised in June 2020.

Over the past 20 years we have provided opportunities for artists’ development across the gallery’s programme. We are now looking to further develop this strand of our work, to help us reflect on our active contribution to debates around the civic role and social purpose of contemporary galleries. The Jerwood Newlyn Residency will offer opportunities for up to six artists to be in-residence within our organisation, exploring and developing their own practice in response to the wider mission of the gallery, with a particular invitation to interrogate and support these socially-focussed strands of our work.

For the right artists this could provide an extraordinary opportunity to develop their practice, with the full support of the wider gallery team. We recognise that the best artists’ projects result from opportunities with no predetermined outcomes, and we expect that to be the case with these residencies.

Resident artists may choose to focus their activities in a particular department, programme or location where we are currently active. That might be at our Newlyn or Penzance venues, or off-site. They may choose to engage with our interest in the future of the High Street; our activities in local schools, supporting our enquiry into how to support the creative curriculum for young people; our New Voices programme, which seeks to empower new ‘citizen curators’ through our partnership with the Arts Council Collection; our interest in curating in non-gallery contexts, or indeed any other area of our work.

For some artists, their involvement in the programme may lead to high-profile, public outcomes, with the delivery of performances, online content or participatory projects. For others, their work might be more research-based, of value more specifically to them or the gallery. Both approaches would be acceptable to us. Our priority is that the artist is supported to work to their own timescale, expressly to benefit their creative and professional development.

Applicants must be in the first 10 years of their practice and be UK-based. We invite applications for residencies of between one and six months duration.

The second call for the remaining four residencies will be advertised here in June 2020.