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Artist Residency 2018


Open Call 1

UK-based visual artists, working in all disciplines.

Open Call 2

Kent-based visual artists under the age of 25 (at the time of application)




The Award

Each Residency Award consists of:

  • 2 free studios at Bon Volks, Margate
  • Free accommodation
  • Opportunity to exhibit, perform or create public events in the Bon Volks Project Space


Duration of each Residency

Between 4 and 8 weeks, dependant on needs of applicant

Who we are looking for

We welcome applicants who can display a keen dedication to their practice and clarity of proposal.

We welcome applications from individuals who would like to propose a specific project for the duration of the residency or those who would like to use the time to develop existing work for an exhibition or event. 

We encourage practitioners of all types to apply. To date, our Residency Studios have been used by a variety of practitioners -  as a writing space, planning space or making space. 

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Bon Volks is an organisation focused on giving its members a share in the direction of the studios, so we welcome people who would enjoy working in an open, collaborative atmosphere.

The Project Space is offered free to each successful residency, but it is not critical that it be used as a part of the application.

All we require from each applicant is that they give one public talk or event at some point in the duration of their residency.


How to apply

Please apply by emailing the following:

  • An overview of your practice (500 words)
  • Your proposal for use of the residency (1000 words)
  • Proposed duration of project
  • Up to 10 images, 

Applications should not exceed 10MB in size


Each application requires a fee of £15.00.

As a non-profit organisation, this fee contributes to the administration and running of the residency programme, in concurrence with our fundraising and funding support.

Once paid, please email your application to, with the subject line 'Artist Residency 2017/18', followed by Open Call 1 or Open Call 2.


Due to the size of the residency studios, we feel that those who work on a large scale or with industrial materials, would not be suitable for the residency. Please refer to floor-plan below for dimensions of the studios.

Similarly, the residency studios are on the first floor, without lift access.

The Judges

The applications will be judged by a panel of Bon Volks Members

Application Deadline

Deadline for applications is 12am 1st February  2018

Pay Residency Application Fee