Open Call: Remote Residencies for Community Artists

Salary: GBP £700 for 1 week

Application Deadline: July 24, 2020 5:00 pm

Company: Terrestrial

Job Details

2020 Remote Residencies: Open Call

A paid opportunity for artists across England to develop their local connections and explore new ways of working.

We want to invest in artists to foster community links with people and groups local to wherever they are based. And to take some time for research and reflection… to think about the work they’ve done in the past and how they might continue to share artistic experiences with community collaborators in the near future.

There are four stages to this process:

Open call: we share this opportunity far and wide, and we work with a panel (made up of artists, producers and collaborators) to choose a shortlist of community artists.

Conversations: we invite 20 shortlisted artists to take part in a recorded chat about their work, which we then share as a public resource on our website.

Residencies: we host 8-10 artists to take part in one of two remote residencies (25-29 August & 15-19 September).  This will involve spending time at home doing their own research, reaching out to people and groups in their local community, and sharing ideas and experiences with other artists around the country.

Commissions: we follow this process with some small commissions for artists and community partners to work together on local projects.


£150 for all shortlisted artists to cover the time to record a conversation with us.
£700 for residency artists.
We will do our very best to provide and/or pay for anything you need in order to apply for or take part in this residency (this includes any access needs and childcare costs).

For more information and to apply please visit

About Terrestrial
Terrestrial produces arts projects, community events and adventures. Over the last two years we have invited a series of inspiring artists to spend time in Weston-super-Mare, where they have collaborated with on-the-ground community groups. You can watch a film following some of that journey on our website.


Contact Details

Hattie Gregory
[email protected]

Job Posting title: Open Call: Remote Residencies for Community Artists
Closing Date: 2020-07-24T17:00:00+01:00