Awards

SPACE awards 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 can 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.

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
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
residency
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
Studio Awards
Deadline for Round 1 has now closed
SPACE Colchester
SPACE Colchester 37 Queen Street
Colchester Studio Awards
SPACE Artist Awards
December 2021
SPACE Artist Awards 2020
SPACE Artist Awards 2021 Evaluation 
residency
Deadline Sun 5 Dec, midnight
Online event
SPACE Online Collaborative Residency Artist 2021 Millicent Clarke
Open Call: Online Collaborative Residency 2022
artist residency
2021
SPACE Ilford
Rowena Harris residency SPACE 2021 long covid care
Rowena Harris research residency at SPACE Ilford
ARTIST PROFILE
Oct 2021
SPACE Ilford
Steph Francis Shanahan, SPACE Artist Award winner 2021
SPACE Artist Awardee: Steph Francis Shanahan
showcase
Thu 7 Oct, 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
ARTIST PROFILE
September 2021
SPACE Ilford
Estabrak SPACE artist award winner
SPACE Artist Awardee: Estabrak
ARTIST PROFILE
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
Emma Prempeh: Alumno/SPACE Studio Bursary Winner 2020
Goldsmiths graduate Emma Prempeh has been awarded a year's free studio space to develop her large-scale paintings and mixed media work
Art + Tech
2019 – 2020
InProcess Residency Artist Minna Långstrom
SPACE welcomes Minna Långström, The Academy of Fine Arts Helsinki/Saastamoinen Foundation residency artist 2019-2020
Art + Tech
May 2019
Interview with Stine Deja
An interview with Art + Tech artist in residence Stine Deja
Art + Tech
2019-2020
Focus – Next: Residency Open Call 2019/20
SPACE's Art + Technology programme is looking for UK-based artists for a 3-month residency focused on gamification. Application deadline 24 June