Project proposals are invited from practitioners/artists/designers/makers to actively engage with, reevaluate, or interpret, the School of Art & Design’s undergraduate Degree Show as a critical moment. The residency will extend from Monday 18th May to Friday 5th June 2015, beginning prior to the Degree Show launch (29th May) and will culminate with a presentation during the Arts Festival conference (3rd-5th June). An inclusive fee of £1000 is available for the selected practitioner and a workspace will be provided. Accommodation, living expenses, travel, PPL insurance, materials and the supply of equipment are the responsibility of the practitioner. It is essential that practitioners are available throughout the residency period, and for all publicised events. Project proposals will be assessed by a panel comprising the gallery curator with an advisory panel and working group of students from the School of Art & Design.

Applications should be submitted by email as a single PDF document. Please include:

  • Concise practice statement, with relevant research interests.
  • Residency proposal, including strategies for engagement/events with students and public.
  • Selection of images.
  • Biography and CV.
  • Written risk assessment.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 13th March 2015, 5pm. Applicants will be informed of the panel’s decision by Friday 20th March.

If you would like to submit a project proposal in an alternative form, please email to discuss.

All applications and enquiries to

Hardwick Gallery is a new initiative within the refurbished Hardwick campus at the University of Gloucestershire. The gallery presents a programme of public exhibitions, talks and discussions, and offers both a learning environment and a new regional centre to experience contemporary art. The public programme at Hardwick Gallery is curated by Sarah Bowden, who founded and ran MEANTIME Project-Space in Cheltenham from 2007 to 2014. MEANTIME provided a residency space and critical environment for artists and practitioners to realise experimental new work.