Open Call: Online Collaborative Residency 2022
Deadline Sun 5 Dec, midnight
Online event

SPACE Colchester is offering participants of the Creative Practitioner Support Programme (CPSP) and tenants of 37 Queen Street the chance to take part in a new Online Collaborative Residency.  

The CPSP: Online Collaborative Residency will provide 10 artists with the opportunity to work remotely on collaborative pieces while also receiving mentoring, advice and dedicated peer-to-peer sessions. The selected participants will be split into pairs and given a time scale of 14 weeks to collaboratively create new pieces of work. Pairings will aim to include a wide range of practices, with a view to having an equal distribution of tenants and non-tenants/graduate/emerging artists. 

Finished pieces will become part of a digital online showcase.

Awards and Support

Each participant will be paid a £200 artist’s fee and given a personal materials budget of £100 to cover artist equipment and any required transportation costs of artwork to their assigned collaborators.

Over the course of the 14 weeks, selected applicants will take part in dedicated online peer-to-peer sessions with the full group and guest mentors in order to give the pairs the chance to gain feedback and develop their proposed ideas. 

Who can apply? 

Applicants must have participated in at least one of the CPSP: Peer-to-Peer Sessions and match one of the following criteria:

  • Currently a tenant of 37 Queen Street.
  • An emerging or re-emerging artist/creative
  • Currently studying a higher education creative course

Additionally, applicants must be able access Zoom, commit to the days specified in the application form and be able to produce receipts for the allocated materials budget. 

NB: all applicants must be over 18 and a UK resident.

How to apply

It is free to apply for a place on the programme. Please complete the Google Form Application by clicking here.

Please contact us if you have any access needs regarding your application:

Application deadline

5 December 2021, midnight

Selection will take place shortly after the deadline and successful applicants will be invited to take part in an introductory session in January 2022, with the first dedicated session taking place in February 2022.

If you have yet to attend one of the CPSP: Peer-to-Peer Sessions, these take place on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month online via the Creative Practitioner Support Programme’s Facebook page and via Zoom. For more information please get in touch with