Artist Awards

In early 2021, SPACE awarded 20 talented visual artists with rent-free studio space, grants and professional support in order to relieve them from financial pressure for a period during which they could focus on their practice and progress within their chosen field.

SPACE Patrons & Friends graduate award artists are selected to ensure our awards benefit the most talented artists. Studio bursary partners include Alumno, Valerie Beston Artist Trust and New Contemporaries.

July 2022 – March 2023
SPACE Ilford
Isobel Bedeau: SPACE Ilford Patrons & Friends Studio Awardee 2022
April 2022 – March 2023
Deborah House, E9
Rosa-Johan Uddoh: SPACE/New Contemporaries Studio Award 2022
2007 – CURRENT
Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Award
Each year one student from the RCA is awarded a Valerie Beston Artists' Trust Award. The awardee for 2022 is Emma Prempeh
May 2022 – January 2023
Havil Street, SE5
Jenő Davies: SPACE Patrons & Friends Studio Awardee 2022
2021 – 2022
SPACE Ilford
Sikelela Owen: SPACE Ilford Patrons & Friends Studio Awardee 2021
studio awards
Applications now closed
SPACE Colchester
SPACE Colchester Studio Awards
February 2021
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SPACE Artist Awardees
We are excited to announce the 20 exceptional artists who will each receive £5k to invest in their future
April – June 2021
SPACE Online Collaborative Residency Artist 2021 Lucy Gayler
Winners Announced: Online Collaborative Residency 2021
Meet the 12 artists who have been selected to collaborate remotely on this exciting new project
2019 – 2020
Tamu Nkiwane SPACE Ilford Bursary Winner
Tamu Nkiwane: SPACE Ilford Patrons & Friends Studio Bursary Winner 2019
Tamu Nkiwane has won a year's free studio space at our new venue in Ilford, enabling him to further his work on his socially engaged practice
Antonia Showering: New Contemporaries/ SPACE Studio Bursary Winner 2019
We are delighted to announce that the New Contemporaries/SPACE Studio Bursary 2019 has been awarded to Antonia Showering
2019 – 2020
Deep Play SPACE Art + Tech residency artist Above & Below
Focus – Next: Deep Play Residency Announcement
SPACE Art + Technology's residency thematic looked at our gamified experiences and how they can be used to explore our relationship with nature and ourselves
February – July 2024
SPACE Colchester
Selena Chandler SPACE Colchester Studio Award 2024
SPACE Colchester Studio Awardee: Selena Chandler
open call
Applications are now closed
Ben Cove portrait
Ben Cove Award 2024
what's on
Thu 2 Mar 2023. Doors 7.30pm | Start 8pm
‘Old Paradise Yard’, 20 Carlisle Lane, London SE1 7LG
SPACE | Art and Sound Night — Robert Cervera, Elatu Nessa, Sophie Seita, Andrew Brown, Craig Scott
A night of experiments with a group of artists working across sound, improvisation and performance
October 2022 – March 2023
SPACE Colchester
Sophia Ede SPACE Colchester Studio Award winner Oct 2022
SPACE Colchester Studio Awardee: Sophia Ede
SPACE Artist Awards
December 2021
SPACE Artist Awards 2020
SPACE Artist Awards 2021 Evaluation 
Deadline Sun 5 Dec, midnight
Online event
SPACE Online Collaborative Residency Artist 2021 Millicent Clarke
Open Call: Online Collaborative Residency 2022
artist residency
SPACE Ilford
Rowena Harris residency SPACE 2021 long covid care
Rowena Harris research residency at SPACE Ilford
Andrew John Fergus and Holly Sandiford
Oct 2021
SPACE Ilford
Steph Francis Shanahan, SPACE Artist Award winner 2021
SPACE Artist Awardee: Steph Francis Shanahan
Thu 7 Oct 2021, 6.30 – 8.30pm
Online event
lumen print created by Holly Sandiford Collaborative Online Residency 2021
Online Collaborative Residency: Digital Showcase
A live presentation and discussion of the artists' final outcomes from this year's online residency programme
September 2021
SPACE Ilford
Estabrak SPACE artist award winner
SPACE Artist Awardee: Estabrak
July 2021
SPACE Ilford
Gaby Sahhar SPACE Artist Awards 2021
SPACE Artist Awardee: Gaby Sahhar
Art + Tech
2020 – 2021
Yassine Khaled, Monitor Man
InProcess Residency Artist 2020-21 Announced
SPACE welcomes Yassine Khaled, The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki/Saastamoinen Foundation residency artist 2020 – 2021
Art + Tech
March 2020
Annelore and Cyril interview Art + Tech
Interview with Annelore and Cyril
Our current Art + Tech artists in residence talk about the App they are developing using techniques from behavioural psychology
Art + Tech
February 2020
SPACE Art + Tech residency artist Libby Heaney
Interview with Libby Heaney
Our current Art + Tech residency artist on her research into the inherent biases in machine learning algorithms
Art + Tech
Interview with Minna Långström
Art + Tech residency artist Minna Långström talks about how she is developing ideas for a new sci-fi film