2 weeks to 2 months residency between June 2020 and July 2022


LOOKING FORWARD invites applications for its 2020/2022 residency program. The residencies are designed for visual artists, curators and writers who are at a critical stage of their career. This individual shaped residency program is limited to 8 participants per year. Duration up to 2 months. 




Professional artists, curators, and art writers of all ages and backgrounds including international practitioners living outside of the United Kingdom. Minimum age: 25 at the start of the residency. Applicants must have sufficient knowledge of English to function independently in the UK. Residents may be accompanied by a partner or collaborator. Preference will be given to those applicants for whom this will be a first-time opportunity for in-depth research/creative work in the UK, and to applicants whose artistic practice involves community engagement or social practice. 




An induction session to discover the London art scene. Guidance from LOOKING FORWARD team. The programme provides accommodation in a double bedroom (approx. 20 sqm) and access to the communal kitchen in a house in West London. Residents artists are encouraged to organise artist talks or other events (e.g. workshops, performances) and to present an exhibition.  




The full programme cost is £ 800 a week, but we offer subsidised fees. Up to three applicants will be awarded a fully-funded residency that includes free use of the live/work studio and a stipend of £ 300 per month. Other aids available include the partial cover of the residency cost by LOOKING FORWARD's donors (covering 25% or 50% of the total cost). All participants will be assisted with fundraising counselling and letters of recommendation for funding applications. In addition, LOOKING FORWARD covers the costs of a public event or exhibition and the production of a digital catalogue/book.




The application fee is £15. This donation allows LOOKING FORWARD to continue supporting future art projects.